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Old 08-11-2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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I came across a news article in USA Today....

"American travelers who thought they had bid arrivederci to the hassles of keeping track of all those Italian liras are encountering a post-euro wrinkle: unscrupulous European merchants who palm off worthless old 500-lira coins as the new E2 coin (which is worth about $2.50)
The problem says European travel guru Rick Steves, is that the coins are similar in size and design: a silver outer ring with inlaid copper middle."

So be on the look out for this... would hate to be getting jipped out of $2.50 all over.
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dont know whether you'd class this as a scam but knowing that my mum always taught me to say please and thankyou i thought id warn you about hungary
when you ask for the bill and the waitewr comes to pick up yr money if you say thankyou (kossonom) the waiter assumes you are giving them the change as a tip wont be too bad if its only a few pound but imagine if it was about 10 eek

Will let you know in 3 weeks!

yay 3 weeks to budapest
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