Euros, pounds, pesos and more

by Sonja Stark on June 21, 2014

“Well, I’ve got a ten kroner, a five kroner, a twenty kroner. A fifty kroner? How much is that?” so asks David Puddy, in one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes.

20 years after that episode aired you can finally know the answer to that question. Not to mention, trade in dollars for as many coins with ‘the hole in the middle’ as you need at the Albany International Airport.

Just in time for summer, the grand opening celebration of Travelex, the world’s largest non-bank foreign currency exchange provider, was held in front of the store located in the Baggage Claim area on Wednesday morning. The ribbon was actually made of expired currency; euros, pounds, pesos and yen, strung together to celebrate the occasion.

Before now, you’d have to drive 86 miles south to the Woodbury Commons Outlets for the closest Travelex store, or wait for days as a local bank processed the same request.

I’ve used Travelex locations around the world and depending on the country, some give excellent exchange rates while others impose heavy fees (hint: Russia). Do yourself a favor and check the Google Currency Converter before you travel.

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