Pound notes seem easy enough, but the coins are something else. There’s 5 pence (5p), like a nickel, and 10p, and 50p; easy enough.
But then there’s 1p, 2p, 20p, and most fascinating of all, 1 pound and 2 pound coins.
There are no pound notes like we have dollar bills; there are only 1 and 2 pound coins. So if you pay with a 5 pound note, you will get nothing but change back! Crazy. I feel like I’m on the set of Harry Potter, playing around with gold galleons and silver sickles.
It’s fun though; just another small part of being in a foreign country.