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Taxi driver enjoys windfall from Thai woman arriving from Norway

A Thai woman who had arrived back from Norway didn’t have enough local money to pay for the taxi to a Bangkok hotel.

The fare from Suvarnabhumi to the SD Hotel in Pin Klao was 343 baht and she only had 200 baht in Thai notes.

So she asked the driver if he could accept Norwegian kroner. He agreed.

She handed over 500 kroner saying it was worth about 400 baht.

But when driver Thanakorn Thonbutdee went to exchange the note he got a pleasant surprise.

He got 2,136 baht for the journey.

Thanakorn said on his Facebook page that he had been willing to just accept 200 baht but the lady didn’t want him to be out of pocket so he accepted the foreign money having no idea himself of its value, reported Manager online.

One Norwegian krone is worth about 4.25 at today’s rates.

Thai Visa / Manager

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