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Dollars vs. Pesos

The $115 burrito!

Imagine landing in Uruguay and going out for your first meal; $170 salad, $115 burrito and a $80 ice cream dessert... can you say sticker shock?!

Little did we know that the all mighty dollar sign ($) is actually the all mighty dollar OR peso sign! Needless to say, this caused a bit of confusion at first. After an interesting read on Wikipedia about the origin of the dollar sign, it was a humbling reminder that we aren’t actually the center of the universe…

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 07:21 Archived in Uruguay

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