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Posts tagged ‘currency’

Counterfeit Currency – Not Just in the Movies

I had a run-in with counterfeit currency today. Every time I have paid for something in Peru, I have had my offered banknotes scrutinized: held up to the light and bent in several ways before they have been accepted. Now I know why. Read more

Two Currencies? CUCs and CUPs

Cuba works in 2 currencies, the CUP (moneda nacional, or cuban peso) and the CUC (convertible peso). Locals receive their salaries predominantly in CUPs, and use this currency to buy day-to-day goods. CUCs are used by tourists, and are 25x the value of a CUP. Like most stuff in Cuba, there is a rationale behind this, which made sense at the time, and maybe now, not so much. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Healthy Happier Bear

Adventures In Striving For A Healthy, Happier Life!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated