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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Slightly different question: Better to bring a good supply of Euro/s and use ATM card less, OR small supply of Es and use ATMs more? Thanks! (oh, Provence and Paris in 2 weeks)
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 01:11 AM
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>Slightly different question: Better to bring a good supply of Euro/s and use ATM card less, OR small supply of Es and use ATMs more?

Since you always pay more for cash exchange than for ATM withdrawal (in the ideal case you pay nothing for the 2nd), and with the theft/loss risk of the cash you carry around, I see no advantage in bringing cash with you - except maybe 50-100 € for the first day.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 02:53 AM
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Ask! Europeans are travelling to the USA in record numbers. Dollars may be welcome. I assume that the tip amounts will be the same.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 03:04 AM
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You'll look like "The Stupid American Tourist" if you tip anyone over here in US dollars. If you mind, better use Euros for tipping.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 05:31 AM
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I find it hard to believe that anyone in Europe is gathering tip dollars in preparation for a vacation in the USA - that's just ridiculous.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 05:38 AM
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A lot of post here imply that it is difficult to get access to euros in most parts of the states. So, to use the same logic, euros will make an ideal tip when in the US - after all it will save the hassle of hunting down a bureau de change.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 05:48 AM
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just a small observation about orthography: in Ireland (and in the UK, when they deign to mention them) it is the convention to put the euro symbol before the amount, as in a €10 note or a bill for €25.50.

It is common in other European countries (although I don't know if it is universal) to put the euro symbol after the amount: 10€, 25.50€ or 25€50c.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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Lawchick:
You mean some EU legislators actually spent/wasted time writing actual legislation about the correct tense of the term "euro"?

There's a case to be made for part-time, volunteer legislators, who would not spend their time of such trivialities
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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You have people counting chads, we have people waxing grammatical...the world's a crazy place.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 11:40 AM
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The same holds true in Montreal too. Ten dollars in Quebec is written as 10$
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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To be pedantic, I also believe you use a comma between the euro and cents e.g. 25,50€ which they also do in Quebec.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 12:08 PM
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Yes, Quebec has an Office de la langue francaise - forgive me for not looking for the E accent aigu and the C cedilla - that expends an awful lot of time and taxpayers' money setting such rules and making sure they are enforced. To those of us of the anglophone persuasion (even those of us who speak fluent French), the Office is fondly known as the "language police" or the "tongue troopers".
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