Currency exchange rates

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If you graphed my gen­eral mood over time the last few weeks, no doubt the line would mir­ror a sim­i­lar graph of the cur­rency exchange rate, Aus­tralian dol­lar to Euro. Sad but true, the amount of fun we can have on Blitzkrieg Tour 2010 largely depends on how much beer our measly Aus­tralian pesos can buy.

Last week were on a high – the Euro had tanked against the Aussie dol­lar, no doubt due in part to the prob­lems with Greece’s econ­omy and the sus­pi­cions that Spain and Por­tu­gal were likely to fol­low them into bank­ruptcy. 1 Aus­tralian dol­lar was buy­ing 71 Euro cents, at its highest.

Then our idiot gov­ern­ment decided to tax the hell out of min­ing com­pa­nies and the Aussie dol­lar took a mas­sive slide to it’s low­est point in 10 months. 1 Aussie peso is now worth a measly 65 cents. Thanks guys. It might not sound like much but over the course of hun­dreds of dol­lars it really starts to add up.

Here’s hop­ing things sta­bilise a lit­tle in the next few weeks so we don’t end up bored and sober! There’s 70 days to go…

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