Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Here's a mill

Here's a million bucks, in VND. The new money over there, like a lot of Euro countries, is made from a polymer - benefits being longer service life and more advanced fraud protection (see the clear plastic insert on the right of the bill. The downside, I guess, is the odd play-money feel to it all.

When I went to the local bank to exchange some USD to VND, they had me fill out a slip that included my name and address. A part of the "Exchange Control," I gather. No I.D. check meant that one needn't be too accurate with the info. So what if Bill Clinton just got $200USD of local currency on a lazy weekday morning in Hanoi.

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