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Currency Exchange in Somaliland

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In most countries you need a passport to exchange foreign money for local currency. In Somaliland, an unrecognised country in the Horn of Africa, you need a wheelbarrow. According to a visitor’s account:

Most local banknotes in Somaliland are only worth pennies, so a brick of money is usually needed to buy a meal of camel hump or goat meat. The whole process of exchanging notes is gloriously exotic.

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Via NCPRGismaarkToochee



1 Comment

  1. Nona

    This is where barter is king. This currency is worthless. Better to trade your fillings.

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