Sunday, April 6, 2008

foreign currency

Since Uli + Verena were preparing for their trip, they showed us some of the Australian currency. This comes as no surprise to people who live or have traveled to Australia, however I was so surprised to see that their dollar bills are made of plastic. I also like how their money is so bright and colorful, plus there is even a small transparent area which is quite unique.

When we traveled to Liechtenstein and Switzerland, I really loved the Franc's and that one depicted Giacometti's art work. The US has such dull money. Sure it's laden with hidden figures and symbolism, but I like when countries have more art and color. The only difficulty is remembering it's not monopoly money.

Something else they were telling us about their upcoming trip, was that if a koala is sitting in a tree you could apply a bit of pressure to the top of their head and they would climb down and climb up into your arms. I'm not certain where they got this information, but I am definitely looking forward to seeing their pictures.

1 comment:

JoernandAllison said...

I didn't know that about Australia's currency either. I work with someone from there, and should ask her to bring in some money.
You're so right about the colorful money thing. The longer I live here, the more I really appreciate the wonderful sizes and colors of money. Why does ours have to be so dull and stinky (I mean that quite literally)?
I hope your friends have a magical experience in Australia. It's on my top 10 list of places to go in the next 10 years.