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Old 12-19-2003, 07:23 AM   #1
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Hi all-

Just a thread to bitch. I knew that the dollar was weak against the Euro right now, but this is getting ridiculous. I mean, it's a 1.23->1, USD->EUR conversion right now. Yuck! Europe is expensive enough without taking a one quarter cut on my hard earned dough the moment I step off the boat! And that's not to mention any costs involved with converting my money. Yuck.

I guess this means spending extra time on my great-uncle's vinyard in the south of France, eh?

Wait, maybe that's not so bad after all.
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At least your converting US and not Canadian Dollars.

1 Canadian dollar equals only 60 cents Euro...crazyness.
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Maybe we could trade vital organs or something.

Anyone know the exchange rate EUR->Kidneys?
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Dude just sell half your liver, it can grow back! The you can sell it again! woohoo! I would think a good liver could probably catch a fair price in Europe with all those drunk-a-holics. :D
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Yeah at least you don't have to travel on the canadian dollar. The next time i go to europe i'm going to work in britain first (working holiday visa) so then i can travel around on the Pound.
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Originally posted by iamlindoro@Dec 19 2003, 03:23 PM
Hi all-

Just a thread to bitch.* I knew that the dollar was weak against the Euro right now, but this is getting ridiculous.* I mean, it's a 1.23->1, USD->EUR conversion right now.* Yuck!* Europe is expensive enough without taking a one quarter cut on my hard earned dough the moment I step off the boat!* And that's not to mention any costs involved with converting my money.* Yuck.*

I guess this means spending extra time on my great-uncle's vinyard in the south of France, eh?

Wait, maybe that's not so bad after all.*
Now things are even worse. I am in Europe right now(London waiting for Eurostar train to Paris) Everything is costing me double, I hope the mighty dollar recovers otherwise Americans backpacking through Europe would be as rare clean Hostel.
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