Week in Review: February 23 – March 1

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This week at the Current we checked out Chile, celebrated Chinese New Year, tried some gelato, and learned how to save money and buy currency more conveniently. Dont worry if you missed anything, we’ll round up all of the week’s best stories every Sunday!



Chile was our Country of the Week and the subject of our very first Travel Guide. Tourists have begun flocking to the narrow South American country to enjoy its long coastline full of Pacific beaches, the mountains that separate it from the rest of the continent and the country’s famous wineries. Travelers can also enjoy the Canadian dollar’s strength against the Chilean peso – which was the subject of our first Currency Spotlight.

Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year kicked off last Thursday but the celebrations didn’t stop after one night. The holiday, which is also known as the Lantern Festival or the Lunar New Year, generally lasts a full 15 days. We learned that almost ⅓ of the world celebrates Chinese New Year and other interesting tidbits in our Top 10 Facts about Chinese New Year, and then explored the different Chinese Zodiacs and their meanings in What Chinese Zodiac are you?

Why You Should Pre-Order Currency


We looked into one of Continental Currency’s newest and biggest hits: pre-ordering currency. This innovative service allows you to either: pre-order the currency you need and request the denominations you want, saving you time and money; or pre-pay for your currency, which presents an opportunity to save big with all the convenience of pre-ordering. Read the full article to find out more.

5 Reasons Gelato is Better Than Ice Cream


Ice cream or gelato? It is one of the fiercest debates in the world of delicious frozen desserts. We here at the Current pulled no punches in our support for gelato. It’s healthier, tastier and has more flavours.

A Week of Firsts


Finally, we had a lot of firsts this week: our first Travel Guide; our first Currency Spotlight; our first Travel Advisory listing the Government of Canada’s travel warnings; and our first Travel Diary, a first person account of a misadventure in Nassau.

Remember to follow the Current for all the latest on Continental Currency, travel, business and more. But if you do miss anything, check in every Sunday for our Week in Review! So stay informed, stay Current.