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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Swiss money

Switzerland is famous for banks, and they had some cool money. The 5 franc coin is really big and heavy, so I collected a bunch of them to use for magic tricks later. The bills are very colorful.

Everything in Switzerland was very expensive, even compared to Swedish or Japanese standards. A PET bottle with Coca Cola cost 3.5 franc, which is about 350 yen. In Japan it would cost 150 yen.

The only thing that was cheap was strawberries. They were about half the price you would pay in Japan, but that is because strawberries are ridiculously expensive in Japan.

The Swiss 5 franc coin is much bigger than the Japanese 500 yen coin, though the value is about the same.

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