Foreign Currency Exchange on Nicaraguan Streets

Everyone tells you that doing a foreign currency exchange on the streets is a bad idea, I know. Turns out in Nicaragua it’s legal and the gents on street corners with massive wads of cash are legit and licensed! First found out about this from a Nicaraguan gentleman on the plane who said he exclusively changes foreign currency on the streets as the banks are not to be trusted and will rob you blind.

As it happens, the street exchanger did have the best rate by a long shot and it was a seamless transaction.

Who would have thought!?

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