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West Africa Exchange - Tips

Hello Richard, Before I forget, I wanted to tell you about my money backup here in West Africa. The comments on Badou saying, they do not change money, made me think, although I also found a guy in the street doing this in Badou, I will double check on money, we are at the border, there is a bank here also, strange. I use ATM exclusively in the MAJOR cities , howeverone time I needed money and I was crossing the Cote D'Ivoire Ghana Border, I wanted plenty of CFA to enter into Togo, because at the time I did not know if there was an ATM machine in Togo. All the countries these countries have ATM, or hole in the wall or whatever bank machines, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin. So I used my credit card in the internet cafe, and sent moneyusing Western Union to myself, I then went to the office and picked up 500 Dollars worth of CFA, Western Union holds the credit card on file, if I was robbed, I would instantly go and western union money to myself then call and cancel the card. Although I also have all my credit card information in a folder on the internet also. http://www.westernunion.com/info/selectCountry.asp Andy in Badou Thank you,
Andy HoboTraveler.com
http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogger.html 2007-05-02

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