just when I thought I was over being tortured by the Indian Bureaucracy, they got me again. This is truly precious and a great one for conspiracy theorists. A while back I got some US dollars loaded on to a card at the Loganholme Commonwealth Bank. They couldn't get Nepalese or Bhutanese cash. No sweat. But they could only get a minimum of $250.00 worth of Indian cash. I only wanted a hundred or so, but they said to try their main bank in Brisvegas if I was in there at any time because that was where the cash is kept. I happened to be in Brisvegas last week so I went to the bank and stood in the queue of one for 15 minutes. Looking around, I could have actually been in Mumbai. Anyway, Hedrivesfastcars served me. I couldn't get a lot of English out of him but he decided that because I wasn't Indian, that he couldn't give me Indian cash. The conversation was long and tedious. He went to his supervisor, who was sufficiently far away that I couldn't read the name tage, but let's say it was Peanutbutterjars. Confirmation that I couldn't get Indian cash because I wasn't Indian. Next consult, let's call him Doubledeckerbus. Same story. What can you do????? I left disappointed but thinking to myself, "Self, what is wrong with this picture?" I returned to the Loganholme Commonwealth Bank and spoke with a nice lady who immediately ordered me $250.00 worth of Indian cash. When it arrived several days later, I was half expecting something to spring up out of the envelope with a card saying :"GOTCHA!!!" No. It had $9,600.00 Indian Rupees in it. Sort of an anticlimax really. Stay tuned. PS> More of the crew going on this trip had to make pilgramages to Sydney and Canberra to get their visas right.