what made me surprised
Victoria Falls Travel Blog› entry 13 of 22 › view all entries
February 11th, 2008 – by: tacco14
"Go to Shoe Strings and you'll get everything you need to" That's what a traveller I met in Johannesburg told me and I followed the advice.
The staffs in that hostel were friendly and really helpful. They exchanged the money for me at the street rate. I checked the bank rate and it was 1/10 compared to the street rate. What made me surprised more is that the note had a valid date. As far as I remember, it's validated only 3 months. That means every 3 month it changes its value.
Maybe that's why local people didn't believe thier currency and were pleased to get US dollar. It must be so hard to live if money is not credible.
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