Archive for January 19th, 2013

Money in Curacao

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

For cheese heads longing back to the guilder era or, if you are really old, the Florin (stone)age šŸ˜‰ , CuraƧaoĀ is a good place for a trip down memory lane. The official currency on the island is theĀ Netherlands Antillean guilderĀ (to beĀ replaced by theĀ Caribbean GuilderĀ somehwere in 2013)Ā while the currency symbol, NAF, is derived fromĀ NetherlandsĀ AntillesĀ Florin.

Most of the NAF bank notesĀ have a similarĀ color as what the Dutch guilder bank notes used to look like, giving the nostalgic feeling an even bigger boost…quite special to have guilders in my pocket again. šŸ˜‰


(oh, I couldn’t get hold of the 50 cent coinĀ whichĀ is hardly used in everyday money, quiteĀ a pity as it quite a special one being square shaped)

QOTD January 19 2013

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Karen Hall and Jerry Stahl: “If you’re here for four more years or four more weeks, you’re here right now. I think when you’re somewhere, you ought to be there. It’s not about how long you stay in a place, it’s about what you do while you’re there, and when you go, is that place any better for your having been there?”