Friday, December 15, 2006

Foreign Currency

Well, all yesterday's confusion led to one good thing: I now only have 18 cents worth of Canadian money! It's always a game-- it's good to keep a little foreign currency left over, if you know you're going back, but it's a pain if it is all in small coins. So I'm glad I'm down to so few-- I hardly ever spend much cash on my quick trips to Canada, but next time I go, I'll take $20 out of an ATM and start the whole thing all over again!
Here's the rest of my foreign holdings:
$29.50 New Zealand dollars
$3.45 UK pounds
$10.45 Euros
6 Mexican pesos

Since I have so many NZ dollars, I think I want to go back there for my next trip! You can see some photos from my last one in this post. For the past year or so, I have been very home-bound, after several years where I did a fair amount of vacation traveling, to New Zealand, Portugal, and France, most notably. Now that I have bought a home, I'm anxious to start leaving it behind while visiting some exciting new destinations! I've always kept $3-4,000 a year in my budget for travel-- I won't use all of it this year, though I did use more than I thought. Now that I have a cute little niece and nephew, family visits have become a bigger factor. But I love exploring new places, so pretty soon I plan to start maxing out that travel budget again!

6 comments:

Su Yin said...

New Zealand's silver coins have been changed recently, so the one(s) you have won't be legal tender anymore unless exchange it at the Reserve Bank.

More info here: www.newcoins.govt.nz

SF Money Musings said...

that's a large travel budget! i hope to do more overseas travel myself especially to Europe.

nice photos, btw!

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