So... I get on a plane tomorrow evening to head to London for seven days. But before I go, I wanted to exchange some American cash for sterling. I want to be able to pay for the express train into town and catch a cab right away. No time dawdling and exchanging cash once I get there.
So, I walked to the bank yesterday with about $300 in cash. I go up the "International Currency" window and ask to exchange the cash for sterling.
Anyone want to guess how much they gave me?
For $302 (American) I got 145 in British pounds.
One hundred and forty-five!!!!
There is no way I will be able to make it on just that amount. I will have to withdraw cash sometime (probably) on Tuesday. I need to find some free and cheap things to do in London this weekend. (Time to bust out the London travel guide!)
At least there is something positive though... British money is very pretty.