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Currency Exchange


I've hit seven countries in a month. Once I land, I head to an ATM and withdraw money from my Washington Mutual account. A couple of times, I've had no idea how much I was taking out. In the Czech Republic, you have the option of taking out thousands. I've never withdrawn thousands from a bank. (the other problem is, you take out 1000 Koruny and try to buy a bottle of water for 30 Kc... no one wants to make that kind of change)

So, I've been meaning to look these figures up for future reference. First, to answer someone's question: 50 Euros(€) = $67 USD

Currency Estimates Page as of May 30 (Source, XE.com)

You'll notice that in some of these countries, I could easily be a millionaire. That's why US dollars are actually accepted in a lot of Southeast Asian countries for tourism. I think. As always, I find out the real story when I arrive.

NOTE: Paypal takes about 3% of what's contributed to FeedTony.com. The bank and credit card companies also charge additional fees when I use them. Argh.

7 Responses to “Currency Exchange”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Wow! Euro currency has more weigh than American dollars???  

  2. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Tony: They're right. You've got to actually talk to a girl and allow the opportunity to burgeon where it would.

    P.S. Don't allow yourself to be bilked by the local natives.  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I feel very contrite that you are profligating with time. One should assiduously respect time and opportunity given.  

  4. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I think I am going to need a dictionary moving forward.  

  5. # Anonymous Anonymous

    (On the street of Paris)

    Tony: What's your name?
    She: Allie. And yours?
    Tony: Tony.
    She: Nice meeting you, Tony.
    Tony: So, this is Paris heh?
    She: Are you a tourist?
    Tony: Yeah. I am touring for the world for 8 months.
    She: Fascinating! Tell me more...
    Tony: Alright. Write down your numbers and I will call you from my hotel.

    (The End)  

  6. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Dear Tony,
    When I was finally informed of your decision to embark on a reckless adventure overseas, I am forced to demur. Whoever supported you, directly or indirectly, must be desultory. Unassumingly, this so-called trip of yours may be deleterious to your own future. I want to disabuse the notion that such a reckless and conceited way of avoiding the reality of life could somehow be wholesome. If these words appear contrary to your present dictum, I remain diffident throughout; for not doing so I would be remiss.  

  7. # Blogger Tony

    You have to explain where you're coming from Anon. What would you have me do instead of venturing off around the world? And where you two months ago when I was trying to decide whether to do this?

    Put down the thesaurus and give me some options.  

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