You know with love comes strange currencies -from the song ‘Strange Currencies’, R.E.M. (1995)
Also: with travel comes strange currencies. I sorted through my stash of foreign banknotes today, keeping the crisp new ones for my little amateur collection. I will exchange the others for Euros or US dollars at the airport, during my upcoming trip to South Africa.
I thought for sure, that by now the Hungarian forints that I got in Budapest in 2008, would be of no use – replaced by Euros – but no: they’re still good. The Hungarian government is in no hurry to adopt the Euro, apparently. I have Danish, Swedish and Icelandic krona notes as well, to exchange.