A Cultural Moment - Money, money, money

As the year goes on, I thought we’d update a little bit about culture, etc as we learn it. Hopefully it will help future travellers to Honduras as well as you at home that are wondering about the little differences. I’ll let our first lesson be on Honduran money.

Honduras uses Lempiras (and a little USD), which are closely linked to the US dollar. The current exchange rate is about 19 L: 1 USD, so the receipts look terrifying (Wendy’s shouldn’t cost over 200 anything).  They don’t use any coins, so you carry around a pretty good wad of bills ranging from 500L (~ $25) to 1L (~5 cents); we're missing a 20L below. 

We’ll get used to it, but for now, our brains are getting a good workout converting things at approximately 20x minus a little. The fronts of the bills include a variety of handsome Honduran figures, and the backs various scenes from the culture.

 Extra points for finding Moses, Barak Obama, and Abraham Lincoln.

Damos gracias a Dios por: La experiencia de una cultura diferente (The experience of a different culture)

Que tengan una buena semana.

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