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Friday, June 23, 2006


Another B3TA Question of the Week: What's the most money you've ever carried?

I once took a stop-over in Lagos on the way back from somewhere dreadful in the Congo.

Just to be on the safe side, I changed a couple of hundred in sterling to Nigerian Niara to pay for the hotel, driver, food, local taxes. In my frazzled state, I didn't know a few things:

- Because there is so much forgery, the highest note in Nigeria at the time was N20
- You got 20 of these notes to the pound

Result: A wad about a foot thick. I was SO minted.

Minted, right up to the moment the hotel guy told me "Actually, we'd prefer if you paid in pounds, sir."

No wonder the basic unit of currency there is the Ebay Laptop.

posted by Alistair Coleman at 7:03 AM

Spent a happy year in British Honduras (aka British on your Arse or as it is now tastefully known Belize)changed sterling into BH dollars - four to the pound and got £50 in single dollar bills - horse choking size wad !
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