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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 04:16 PM
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What is the best way to...

...look like a local European while getting euros before a trip to put in my hard-sided wheelie suitcase since backpacks are gauche?
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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 05:24 PM
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Very odd question... it must be a joke. If you are buying Euros outside of Europe, then you won't look like a local European. Even getting a lot of Euros in Europe will make you look like a visitor, as locals don't use cash for most purposes - credit cards or bank transfers are the usual methods of payment.
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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 07:13 PM
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Given this is from a long time poster it is clearly a spoof.
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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 09:21 PM
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Still can`t get it. Is it really a question?
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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 09:33 PM
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Edward is trolling us . . . I bet PQ has an answer . . .
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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 09:35 PM
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Edward is trolling us . . . I bet PQ has an answer . . .
And it will involve the same train sites as usual.
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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 09:37 PM
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Well actually you need to start with an European backpack.

https://eu.louisvuitton.com/eng-e1/m...-gdiqw6Zqmc42p

If you want to fit in
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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 10:03 PM
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Well Edward2005 may be fooling with us, but Kathie's response is simply wrong... at least for Germany. Cash is still king here, and it's not unusual to pay for a meal in a restaurant with a 500€ note. Merchants don't bat an eye. Credit card fees to merchants were so high in the past that most merchants just refused to use them. Recently those fees have been reduced, so more merchants are using them, but it isn't a lighting-quick response. More stores accept them, but not all. For instance, even in my local Media Mart (electronics store), you have to buy a large amount, I think it was over 300€, before they will put it on a regular credit card.

Of course the EC card, which works as a debit card and not a credit card, is widely accepted, even in grocery stores. But most English-speaking tourists won't have one of those.

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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 10:43 PM
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ah - but swandav, the OP didn't mention Germany. We need to know his detailed itinerary
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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 10:51 PM
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But it is tagged "Germany...."

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Old Jul 8th, 2018, 11:13 PM
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If you want to look like a local, it might help to get some practice in dressing like a local


And if there's a queue, you could always give them a little entertainment:

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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 10:54 AM
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To look more European you should wait and use an ATM after arrival and after you checked your fancy suitcase into the hotel room.
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 11:04 AM
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I figured I'd try to squeeze in as many cliche or hot-button topics as possible into one sentence.
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 12:05 PM
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well then, you forgot your baseball hat and white sneakers
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 01:59 PM
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Backpacks...gauche?

Thank Heavens that my backpack is ok!
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 02:06 PM
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lol, Edward, you forgot to ask about tipping!
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 03:06 PM
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thursdayds no doubt has a TR on that!
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 03:08 PM
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'what's the best way?' whatever janis says!
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 03:22 PM
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What is the best room in the best hotel in the best neighborhood of the best European city? The "best" thing is a great cliche.
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 04:40 PM
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Jeans? You're going to wear jeans? No one in Europe wears jeans!
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