Wondeful map, and shows the pegged money.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization - Wow, they control some money.?
What is now funny or difficult for the traveler. The CFA the money of Togo, etc is pegged to the Euro. Therefore, I was very worried the second time I cam to Africa about having money. I went to the bank in Thailand and purchased a lot of Euros. I was carrying about 1000 Euros, well the Euro is difficult to exchange here and dollars are easy. I am now carrying dollars.
This is the problem of travel, the guides, the information is created on webpages logically and what you would think, then there is the truth. A person need to carry dollars in West Africa for the most part. It may be that Senegal and Gambia, more of the Europe destinations are now using Euros, I do not know. Travelers Checks on the planet are just an annoyance. I use the ATM. I will need to go North in Togo, then return to Lome to stock up on Money.
I can get money in the major port type cities of Africa, then I can go north or as far as my money leads, the go back to the ocean and the big cities and get money from bank machines. I then carry dollars as my backup.
If ok, I will slowly incorporate this map and others into a money explanation page.
This link is the index page on the issue of money for HoboTraveler.com and all information relevant to money are suppose to start here
HoboTraveler.com is a directory of links. We are putting in a moderation feature that allows me to clean by replying to emails, so these links can be cleaned of junk.
Ever since your post "Numbers of Groups of People" that looked at the world
in terms of money connections. I looked at Wikipedia, CIA factbook and
elsewhere and made a world map based on the five most used currencies and
who uses them, and who has their currencies pegged to them, and widely
accepted. Pretty interesting view.
I also added the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as a curiosity, and is a
growing entity on the world political and economic scene. You may or may not
have heard of it.
If somehow the future means consolidating currencies like Europe on a broad
scale. This may be a scenario. I could be wrong, but fun anyhow.
The file was only 45k so I've attached it. It's a .png file.