Not having enough suitably small change while in the Philippines was my biggest problem.
Even the banks had difficulty changing the 1000p and 500p notes from the ATM into something that I could use at food stands, on local transport etc.
After withdrawing 10,000p
The bank was able to change 1000 into 2X500, 1000 into 20X50 and then the lady announced that she had no change.... what?
So, what on earth are the rest of you guys doing, to ensure that you don't get stuck giving the taxi driver 200P for a 150P journey... because oh would you look at that, the taxi driver has conveniently misplaced his change.
Giving the jeepney 100P always seems like I was taking the mickey.
If a london bus can't cope with a £10 note for a £2.20 trip, I don't want to be the only stand out white girl on the bus handing over 100P for a 7P trip
Any advice on what I was doing wrong?