Monday, February 21, 2011

Monopoly Money

As a Canadian I have felt the need to defend our colourful currency from our southern neighbours teasing us about having Monopoly money. I was thus super amused when the bank machine dispensed my 100 franc bill (the smallest amount I could choose from) and I got my first glimpse of Swiss francs: they are way more colourful than Canadian money! Swiss francs are multicoloured and way more brightly coloured than Canadian bills.

I had heard that Geneva was super expensive, but with the exchange rate I found that things were about on par with what I would expect to pay for them in Euros. Of my 100 Swiss francs, I still have more than 40CHF left over.

(Image of Mr. Monopoly via Google Images)

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