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My First Euros

12 Jun

My First Euros Another step closer. I exchanged some dollars for euros today at a local bank. Here is a one-euro coin, two 2-euro coins, and a 20 euro note. Another photo shows the metallic strip on the note which shines in the camera flash. The paper money is quite pretty and has a map of the European continent on the back.

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22 Responses to “My First Euros”

  1. megtraveling June 12, 2013 at 1:08 am #

    This is a fun part of getting ready – how exciting!

  2. Angeline M June 12, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    Getting closer!

    • Rosemarie June 12, 2013 at 2:46 am #

      Counting down in single digits now.

  3. ladyofthecakes June 12, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Don’t spend it all at once 😉

    • Rosemarie June 12, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

      I will be interested to see how far it goes.

      • ladyofthecakes June 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

        Lunch and dinner, if you’re lucky.

  4. The Palladian Traveler June 12, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Remember Rosemarie that those 1 euro coins are worth about $1.35 each. I sometimes forget that my “pocket change” is worth quite a lot. Have a great trip over and enjoy your time trekking around the Dolomites.

    • Rosemarie June 12, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

      Thanks for the reminder and the good wishes.

  5. Allyson Mellone June 13, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    I am really excited for you! I have not traveled to Europe in two years, so I’ll just tune in to all your adventures 🙂

    • Rosemarie June 13, 2013 at 3:26 am #

      Well, it’s been 38 years absence for me. I’m excited and a bit nervous.

      • Allyson Mellone June 13, 2013 at 3:35 am #

        Travel is a challenge, but I love traveling to Europe. It is so inspiring for me to go there. I wish for you to have a great time. I have not traveled to Asia, except to the Philippines, so if I ever did, that would be very nerve racking for me.

  6. popculturemom June 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Hey Rosemarie! I’m excited to read about your adventure. You will get so many coins as change when you spend your euros. When I travel in Europe, I usually take a coin purse or some kind of little zipper bag (like a little make-up bag) to keep track of all my coins. The coin section of a typical American wallet is too small for all the coins you will carry around. Plus, having a coin purse is a way to remind you to spend your coins before your bills. Have a great trip!

    • Rosemarie June 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      Thanks so much for the tip, Susan. These last few days will be taken up with missing pieces like the coin purse. Also insect repellent. Soap container. Plastic bags. Rosemarie

  7. tgeriatrix June 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Thank you for follwing my blog! Have a great trip! Where will you go to?

    • Rosemarie June 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

      Zurich-Konstanz-Luzern-Bolzano-weeklong hike in the Dolomites-Cortina-Venice-Salzburg-Munich-Zurich

      • tgeriatrix July 22, 2013 at 6:34 am #

        Klingt super, wir planen einen Camper Trip in die Dolomiten im Herbst!

      • Rosemarie July 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

        Ich habe noch viel mehr fotos.

  8. Amy June 17, 2013 at 1:22 am #

    Have a great trip!

  9. Reggie July 4, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    During our last visit to Europe, we realised that the 2 Euro coins all have different pictures on the one side. We had such fun trying to collect them!

    • Rosemarie July 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      The Swiss are the odd men out. They have their own currency, just to keep things a little topsy-turvy.

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