Oh Great! Euro hits $1.51

Feb 28th, 2008, 02:08 AM
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The person that wrote the article in Telegraph hasn't got a clue, what she was writing about.
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Feb 28th, 2008, 02:19 AM
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$1.51? Sounds great!

Does that mean it's time I considered a trip to the U.S of A?
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Feb 28th, 2008, 03:25 AM
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travelme, I was not being inconsiderate and presumptuous nor was I suggesting that other people spend more money on THEIR vacation. I was talking about OUR vacation. I said if an increase of 12% over last year's cost in cutting THEIR budget to close, they SHOULD NOT go. European travel is a privilege not a right. It takes some sacrifices to get there unless you're rich. What I was saying is, I already made the decision that we're going and if I have to save a little more to make it happen then.. BIG DEAL! No one should go into debt to have a nice vacation. The presumption is, the money being used is already set a side (saved) and not be taken out of the at home regular day to day living expenses. I spent $6,500 on our vacation last and if I need to save $900.00 more ($2.50 a day for a year)to do it again, that's the sacrifice I will make. According to a lot of the posts I read on Fodor's. $6,500 is twice as much as some people spend on their vacation in Europe. So their extra commitment would be about $1.00 extra a day for 1 year. BIG DEAL!
 
Feb 28th, 2008, 03:47 AM
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I'm still going. 2 weeks in Italy. Hopefully less crowds?
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Feb 28th, 2008, 03:57 AM
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I'm going to place a bet for $1.60 this June. I won't lose. ;-)
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Feb 28th, 2008, 04:13 AM
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If I waited for the dollar to rebound since that idiot took office, I would’ve missed out on six trips to Europe, including the one to Italy this spring. The dollar is shrinking, but life is too short.

Anyone want to start a new ”countdown” post, marking the number of days until that clown leaves D.C.?
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Feb 28th, 2008, 04:16 AM
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I think you're close logos999 but I believe it will hit $1.60 by Sept.
 
Feb 28th, 2008, 04:21 AM
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Feb 28th, 2008, 04:22 AM
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Of the 195 or so countries in the world, 12 of them them use the Euro.

Two choices - choose one of the other 183 or if those 12 are the only ones worth seeing (other than your own), then obviously the value is high enough to you, to go no matter what the rate. Not to say that the dollar isn't in the tank, but there are still values tied to the dollar or in similar shape. Sadly for us, Australia wasn't one of them!


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Feb 28th, 2008, 04:24 AM
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Much too long...he can do a hell of lot more damage to the country and to the world.
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Feb 28th, 2008, 04:32 AM
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Clifton there are 15 Euro countries not twelve plus Vatican City, Monaco and San Marino. Andorra, Kosovo and Montenegro have also unilaterally adopted it.
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Feb 28th, 2008, 05:55 AM
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Luckily, we already paid for our Sicilian villa. Plus we have some Euros left over from our last trip. Really the best - and only - foreign exchange hedges I've ever made.

Also, for those of you craving a taste of Europe, just come to NYC. The city is FULL of Europeans (and has been since late last year).
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Feb 28th, 2008, 02:18 PM
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hetismij, that's what I get for googling old information. I'd know what currency I'd need if I was going somewhere, but never kept count.

I guess my bigger point was just the perspective of how many more weren't on the Euro vs those that are.
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Feb 28th, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Not being able to bear the thought of not going this year, we will spend half the time in France we usually do, instead. We don't bring back much in anymore in the way of souvenirs/purchases-but that's okay, too. The family/co-workers won't be getting any presents this time.

We were fortunate enough, as well, to win on Ebay a week's stay at a gîte in Languedoc at a very reasonable rate, pay in dollars (no conversion fee), and not have to put down any damage deposit. That helped tip the scale in favor of going this year. Can't give up the gourmet meals or the car, though we may picnic more than usual.

We have come to the conclusion that unless things improve we might do a trip every other year instead after this trip.
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Feb 28th, 2008, 09:26 PM
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We had already planned travel for 2008 a year ago -- a once in a lifetime trip of five sisters to Italy, and the DH's first vacation in a couple of years. The hotel bills are a killer, and we are getting an apartment for a few days, but the biggest savings was using hoarded miles for two round trip business class tickets.

As to next year, if the dollar stays in the wastebasket we'll skip a year or two at least.
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Feb 29th, 2008, 11:00 AM
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OK - lets be honest.

Did anyone here vote for him ?

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Apr 22nd, 2008, 12:02 AM
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"Europeans have largely reduced their travels to the USA in spite of the falling dollar because they are treated so bad by U.S. immigration & security."

Could have fooled me. I see tons of European tourists here in the USA and really, Euros should't wine, plenty of americans have been treated bad in Europe. Boo hoo.
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Apr 22nd, 2008, 12:15 AM
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I meant to say whine. Ha ha.

"American tourists are a neglectable quantity for practically all European countries"

Well one thing, as the dollar falls and the US heads into a depression, we won't have the money to keep wasting on spending billions of dollars a year on defence in Europe. THAT aspect will affect the Europeans and as an american, that will make me happy. It's about time we pulled our military out of there and most other places around the world and spent our money on OURSELVES for a change
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Apr 22nd, 2008, 12:29 AM
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continued:
Figure it up this way my fellow americans, we could take the money we spend on defence in Europe and provide FREE medical care to every American and still have billions left over. Hmmm, something to think about
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Apr 22nd, 2008, 04:32 AM
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It's now $1.59

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