I didn’t think having the equivalent of Bartender Llama ain’t got time for your Drama shirt, but the men who checked my purse immediately started yelling at me. I’ve travelled a fair bit, and based on prior experience, I assumed they were asking for a bribe so I just told them they could keep it. Big mistake made bigger. They shouted for a supervisor who began screaming at me about bribery in broken English. I tried to explain that it was a misunderstanding, but I still couldn’t understand why the officers had gotten so excited about the money to begin with. In another country they might pull you out of line to interrogate you, but these guys decided to do it in front of everyone.
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Finally a helpful Australian backpacker explained that it was illegal to leave with any of their currency. I explained to the supervisor or maybe just the only officer who spoke English, I really don’t know that I hadn’t been aware of that. Perhaps I’d been so worried I’d accidentally point at someone with my foot that I’d tuned out the rest of the instructions my sister had given me, but I don’t remember being told about their currency not being allowed outside Nepal. You leave now, you no come back!. I don’t know if I’m officially barred from reentry, but my sister lives in India now, so I haven’t had a reason to go back.