Shortly after leaving them, my heart was battering my chest and I breathlessly asked a bemused old lady who stood with head cocked at her garden gate "Bank(e)?" -adding an e to the end for no particular reason just it sounded more foreign - and she smiled and pointed at another hill and up I went and at the ATM stood confused again as to what the currency and exchange rate was. My safe bet is to now select the second amount down on the left hand side!
- Speak in a calm authorative voice
- Do not run
- Do not climb a tree
- Stand tall and show the bear you are not there to steal its food?! (what if it's there to steal mine?)
- If the bear attacks you, curl up in foetal position, keep calm (yeah, right!) and act passive (cough!)