The IHT has interviewed American tourists in various Euro capitals--and they're pissed off!
Welcome to my world, people. When I moved to
In fact, the dollar has reached a record low against the euro and a 26-yr low against the Brit Pound. So it’s payback time for Europeans who’ve always hesitated to visit
For us Americans, however, times is hard. Especially for young people. Typical expat jobs like language teaching or bartending/waiting don’t pay very well to begin with, so the ‘advantage’ of getting paid in euros as opposed to dollars isn’t really that great, since the overall salary sucks. On the other hand, if you’re an American getting paid in dollars (like me, though my salary is nothing to write home about), you have to chop off 30% to get your euro equivalent. Poof! And I remember the Parisian days when I couldn’t wait to convert my euro bank account into dollars… what goes around, poof!
Americans have treated Europe like their default vacation destination for a long time, but the time has come to consider South America and
And in the end, what’s the big difference between spending $2000 and $2600 on your trip? (I won’t answer that.)