Dollar and Sense

Old Jul 18th, 2003, 07:20 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,589
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dollar and Sense


Yeah, it did sound naive to ask if dollar bills might be used. Someone said would you use kroners at a shop in Little Rock? Well, I was thinking of Tivoli where there might be lots of tourists, actually, or maybe taxis. In previous trips, in Italy and Egypt I think it was, some Americans did find dollar bills useful to have.

Anyway, I have indeed done reading on the four countries to be visited. Also read Derry's History of Scandinavia. Hey, thanks Jenny for your reply which I will respond to. Glad for your report on Grand Circle!
Ozarksbill
Ozarksbill is offline  
Old Jul 18th, 2003, 09:17 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 34,227
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm not sure if you meant this to be a new thread or not. I gather you asked whether you can use USD in foreign countries. In third world countries with a local currency worth very little, like Egypt, lots of folks do like a hard currency like USD. That's very different than Europe. They will accept them sometimes in Budapest, also, but the Hungarian florin is also worth nothing outside Hungary, and that's why they willingly accept euro, USD, etc.

I live in a US city with tons of tourists, American and foreign, and no one here would ever accept foreign currency in payment.
Christina is offline  
Old Jul 19th, 2003, 12:06 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 12,188
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
At some places (like Tivoli) you can pay with Euros in Denmark (and I suppose elsewhere in Scandinavia). We witnessed a funny exchange at our hotel where a Frenchman paid in Euros and was very annoyed that he got Danish kroner back in change.
WillTravel is offline  
Old Jul 19th, 2003, 12:18 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 677
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

A few years ago, in the McDonalds on the Champs Elysees (I was just in there to use the bathroom), I watched a man pull out a wad of US bills to pay for his order. As I was thinking "what an idiot," to my surprise, the cashier took the US money without saying a word. All was not perfect, however, because they got into an argument over the exchange rate. Apparently, McDonalds exchange rate is even worse than Thomas Cook.
smueller is offline  
Old Jul 19th, 2003, 02:06 PM
  #5  
jor
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,766
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I do remember crossing from Isreal to the Sanai and being required to have US dollars back in '82. USD's are the most accepted currancy.
jor is offline  
Old Jul 19th, 2003, 02:17 PM
  #6  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,699
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sometimes people will take foreign currency, but the exchange rate is rather in their favor.

Some time ago in Canada, a restaurant owner was willing to cash an AMEX TC for me........at one to one.
ira is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Aboehmer
Europe
4
Jul 17th, 2015 05:32 AM
verareading
Europe
16
May 3rd, 2010 03:55 AM
periwinkleblue
Europe
7
Jul 17th, 2007 05:10 AM
kjenn
Europe
7
May 20th, 2005 10:03 AM
kgez
Europe
23
Jul 18th, 2004 03:18 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:19 AM.