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Posted By: mikeh375

Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:01 PM

Arriving in San Pedro this coming Tuesday for my first trip there. I was wondering about the size of the local currency compared to the dimensions of the U.S. currency. I'm trying to decide which wallet to bring, so as to accomodate the local bills.
Posted By: Belikin Bill

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:04 PM

A fat one that will hold a lot of them. laugh

You're kiddin, right?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:07 PM

It's not the size of the Bills, it's what you can do with them! laugh
Posted By: mikeh375

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:17 PM

Quote
Originally posted by Belikin Bill:
A fat one that will hold a lot of them. laugh

You're kiddin, right?
No, I'm not kidding. Some of the places I've traveled to have very large sized bills, that don't fit in the wallet I use here at home. For instance, in South Africa, their bills are not as long as US bills, but they are much wider, and therefore, stick out the top of my everyday wallet by a good inch.
Posted By: atomicindy

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:22 PM

Size is about the same. Some are smaller but your US wallet should work just fine.
Posted By: papashine

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:22 PM

I wish I had this problem.....
Posted By: riverkayak

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:26 PM

I must say that as a fairly new member to this board, and taking my first trip to AC in June, I am amazed at the sarcasm and negative comments that some members post in response to a question from a new member. I mean, mikeh375 would not have posted the question if he didn't want an honest answer.

I travel quite a bit outside of the US, and have received much help from many message boards. I find it troubling that often, this board is more about banter than providing helpful information. I apologize if I have offended anyone, but after reading this board for months, I had to say something.
Posted By: desertrat

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:32 PM

...and riverkayak, very well said.
Posted By: Belikin Bill

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:40 PM

My bad riverkayak and Mike375. I didn't intend to offend. Mike has posted some on the board and appears to have a sense of humor. I have had to travel to over 100 different countries and that thought has never crossed my mind nor been a problem. I saw some humor in it.

Just a suggestion, if are going to have enough cash with you that the size of your wallet is going to be a concern. You have to much cash on your person.

Law - I'm still laughing. Good one, well a double laugh
Posted By: Tillie

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:48 PM

riverkyak- I thought the question BB asked was legit. I hadn't thought of it that way and glad mike375 explained it. You have to be willing to take any punches that come. That's true of any message board.

Get a since of humor people!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:51 PM

My apologies as well. Apparently I have no discipline. My comment would have been more appropriate in the Chat area - but sometimes I just can't resist temptation (and BB is a terrible influence on me.)

That said, riverkayak, I hope that when you've been here a bit longer, you will find all the banter more amusing - we're generally a pretty friendly lot. And Mike375, the bills are a little shorter lengthwise and a little taller. I'd listen to BB (I can't believe I just typed that) and be careful about carrying too much cash at once.

Bill, doubles are my specialty! laugh
Posted By: mikeh375

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 06:55 PM

BB and others, no offense taken. I'm bringing mainly travelers checks because I hate getting ripped off by the credit card companies with their rediculous charges just because you use their card out of the country. I just want to make sure that the currency I receive when I cash the checks, fits my wallet. It's only for the size, not the amount.

P.S. If any of you would have offended me, by this time you would have received a personal message or email letting you know that I've been offended, and umbrage has been taken. If you've received such a message, be afraid. Be very afraid. I know where you live, and where your children go to school. laugh laugh laugh

You just might want to check under your seats and table at BC's next Sunday...... eek :p laugh
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 07:20 PM

How about a money clip? One size fits all.
Posted By: mikeh375

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 07:24 PM

I don't care for money clips, because when it's taken out, you're flashing all the cash it's holding. A wallet keeps most of it out of sight of prying eyes.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 07:40 PM

DP - just out of curiosity how many Bills could I put in a money clip? (Only if you know, counsel does not want the witness to speculate...)
Posted By: Scuba do

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 09:32 PM

it depends...how large are the Bills..
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 09:52 PM

Our money will fit in your wallet, but don't try to squeeze in a Belize drivers license, tour guide license, social security card etc. HA!
Posted By: klcman

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 09:53 PM

Gee Law,

How many doubles can you do? confused

Oh, I have a big money clip that never seesm to have enough in it....must be those bar tabs I seem to need to cover wink
Posted By: Marty

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 11:24 PM

one persons banter is another persons communucation is another persons humor. we have lotsa contributors here. i'd rather have a good answer and much banter than unanswered questions or even just one good answer.

we all know each other pretty well overall, how to tweak one another, and we all seem to survive. i also get many many emails every day from folks who thank us for having this resource. and most enjoy the banter.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 11:25 PM

notice the question was answered within 20 minutes. pretty good i say.

[banter]
and mike, i'm afraid. laugh. very afraid. i have taken my kids out of school.
[/banter]
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/11/06 11:59 PM

Just stuff in yer pocket and pull it out as often as needed (which will be pretty often) and bring lots of it.

PS, edit: TIP at least 25-30 % smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 12:31 AM

Better yet - just find E, follow him around and let him pay for everything! Tried and true method! wink

(Thanks, Marty - I love you, man!) smile
Posted By: klcman

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 12:34 AM

YAH we LIKE that methodology!
Posted By: 737Pilot

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 01:40 AM

Bring twice the money you think you may need and half the clothes!!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 02:01 AM

If you stay at a certain resort during a certain week, you won't need even half the clothes.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 02:03 AM

ya going SS? laugh
Posted By: deacon+

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 02:35 AM

eek eek :rolleyes: cool
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 02:54 AM

Hey, K - depending on what kinda doubles you're talkin bout - I can do a lot! laugh You really gotta stop hanging out with people who run up tabs - I never run a tab - of my own... :p

I can't believe I got no response outta E - did I catch him after his bedtime or what? confused

Clover, that can't be SP, no one has a tan!
Posted By: klcman

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 03:00 AM

Well, counselor, I DO pick my friend carefully ( and I do seem to remember you putting that theory into practice :rolleyes: wink


yeah, that E boy prolly be catching some sack time, or hiding from his entourage laugh
Posted By: kelly d

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 03:42 AM

Is the picture of the naked Conga line a group of boarders at BC's Sunday bar-b-que? If so, I think I'll change my vacation plans and go to...(trying to this of someplace REALLY awful)...NEBRASKA instead! (Apologies to any Cornhuskers out there.)
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 03:58 AM

nah, kelly d, after a day in SP you'll have a nice tan and be beautiful - it's worked for all of us so far - or maybe it's just that everyone is beautiful afte 10 or 12 rum punches! laugh
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 03:59 AM

Hey, K - be fair now - I never ran up a tab on you -
E, well, that's a whole 'nother subject! laugh
Posted By: klcman

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 04:02 AM

hmmmm gotta think about that tab now...are u sure??? :p

voice of experience with that punch L? laugh
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 04:14 AM

Oh, I'm sure - matter of fact, as I recall I sprung for the first big dinner, no?
As for the rum punch - but of course, hung out with you and E, didn't I? :p laugh
Posted By: klcman

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 04:15 AM

hahahah touche!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 04:17 AM

Just to be clear here - I loved every minute! smile
Posted By: klcman

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 04:18 AM

always clear - tab or jabs! wink
that's why we luv ya!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 04:28 AM

Wow, clover . . .my hat's off to those people.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 04:32 AM

Gee, SS - it appears you're the only one! laugh
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 04:58 AM

Clover - I have that CD - I love that song! laugh
Posted By: atomicindy

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 05:29 AM

What does this have to with how large the Belizian bills are? That was the original question.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 05:31 AM

that got answered pronto. we're chatting now
Posted By: seashell

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 07:10 AM

but, but, but we are not in the chat area. Aaarrgghh, must have discipline.

and clover, regardless that "The Full Monty" is one of my fav movies, the people in your pictures can keep their hats on if they want to, but I'd have preferred they'd kept their clothes on.
Posted By: lacysisland

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 07:28 AM

Seashell, you're killing me!!
Posted By: Raptor

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 01:25 PM

:rolleyes:
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 01:35 PM

somebody hijack this thread or.....

[Linked Image]

Nevermind I just did.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 02:03 PM

Hey! I'm still waiting to hear how many Bills I can put in a money clip!
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 02:17 PM

What is the tensile stregth of the money clip in question, and how big are the Bills?
Posted By: globalboy

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 02:18 PM

just bring a purse sweetheart !
Posted By: klcman

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/12/06 02:32 PM

Law, you can put all your bills in mine - I'll make sure they are safe!

Or, you could just get a biga** rubber band.
Posted By: snorkelgirl

Re: Size of the Belize currency. - 05/17/06 02:45 PM

Wait...like how many Bills as in Belikin Bills?
One, I suppose, although he may feel quite pinched around his waist.

Or are we talkin' bills???
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