08-11-2004, 12:59 PM
An Optimistic Realist.
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Detroit / Las Vegas
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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.
2009-2014: February - Mexico (Cancun x 3, Cozumel x 1, Mazatlan x 2
2014 : Europe: Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Czech Rep, Germany, France, England
2015 : US:Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Joshua Tree NP, Salton Sea, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Mt. Rushmore. 20 states. Europe: Stockholm, Barcelona, Madrid, Prague, Krakow, Warsaw, Ireland (month driving around), Northern Ireland, Edinburgh.
2017 : Dublin, South Africa, Grand Cayman (planned)
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Or Maybe a Hostel Reservation?
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