Don’t plan your banking for the end of the month.
Grab a plastic bag.
As just about everything here is transacted in cash this is an extremely busy time due to paying wages, rents etc.
We saw trolleys piled up with uncovered bundles of cash nonchalantly being wheeled in and out of the bank… with not much obvious security. (I’m sure it is there!)
It was all quite entertaining and also reassuring that they felt safe to transport cash this way.
Can’t imagine doing this in Australia.
The downside was it took a few hours to open our new accounts… but all done now and we have our new ‘chequebooks’. Hope I remember how to fill one out… thank goodness there are ATMs everywhere.