Month: January 2010

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Snowing

 We rarely get snow here in Cornwall, England, but today he have it.  In 5 minutes we went from zero-snow to total coverage.  Traffic crawling, schools are closed and people are unsure about what to do.

In the last few years we have had the odd day when it has snowed, but this year we have had several periods of snow, even in Cornwall.

Earlier in the year I was living in 37 degree Celsius weather, today it is -2.

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British Pound is Weak

So the British Pound remains weak against just about every currency at present.  This is annoying as my money is worth less just about everywhere.

The secret to solving this is to travel to the cheapest countries at this time.  The weaker the target currency the less I’ll lose now.  One should travel to the countries with the stronger currencies when your own currency returns to full strength.

So for now I am thinking of Southeast Asia again.  Japan and Korea will have to wait.  As does returns to Australia and New Zealand.

When I visited Australia in 1998 I got 2.8 dollars to each pound.  Today it is just 1.75.