Guilders and Schillings and Francs, Oh My!

800px-ForintsThe continuing economic crisis in Greece brought to mind my backpacking days in Europe: Traveling around with a college buddy, hitting 11 cities in one month, most of it a blur. There was the antisemitic innkeeper with the Jewish husband in Amsterdam, the drunken captain at a Fasching (as opposed to fascist) party in Trier, Germany, and the Czech dude in sweats and flip-flops who watched soccer all day at our pension in Prague. And then there was our Brewster’s Millions experience in Budapest, with more forints than we had days to spend them. I elaborate at

Photo of forints by Egrian

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