We’ll be millionaires, Rodney

25 May

“Can I have twelve thousand kip when we go to the market, Mummy?”  Yes, you read that right.  We are currently in Laos, more of which later, and exchange rate is twelve thousand kip to the pound, or thereabouts.  Very good for ones twelve times table.

The most you are allowed to take out of the cash point in one go is a million kip.  Which isn’t really that much, less than £100.  The smallest note is one thousand kip, or approximately ten pence, which at least means you don’t need a wheelbarrow to carry your notes.  The locals think that coins, which they don’t have here, are very confusing.

It’s utterly ridiculous, but quite fun.

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One Response to “We’ll be millionaires, Rodney”

  1. Paul Dryden 25/05/2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Laos is my favourite country in the world. The money is so funny. Times have moved on that they have cashpoints. When I went in 2006, there were only 2 in the capital for the whole country and only 1 took international cards!
    You must go to the waterfall near Luang Prabang, Kuang Si I think, it’s amazing!
    Say hi to Stephen,
    Paul

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