Wednesday 10 June 2015

A wallet or a backpack? Michael Noyce

In Uzbekistan you need a backpack rather than a wallet to carry your money. After changing some $US on the black market in Samarkand we could hardly carry the great wads of cash. We were instant millionaires. Later that night we had dinner and the bill came to 195,000 SOM (local currency). We only had 1000 SOM notes, so what do we do? The only thing possible; divide all of our SOM up between us and count out 195,000. It took almost as long as dinner.

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