Accustomed to the crappy exchange rate from American dollars to British pounds every time we move over some of the husband's salary for living expenses, I was a bit shocked to receive a mafia-sized wad of cash. While £750 will get me $1200 to spend in the US, that same amount of pounds translates to 96,000 Kenyan shillings.
I was afraid my purse wouldn't be big enough to hold the huge envelope of Kenyan cash I was given. I made it home with my 96 one thousand shilling bills. I must admit, they are rather attractive... especially the wildlife on the back.