Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We Accept Euros

The decline in US dollars has made NYC an affordable vacation spot for many Europeans. This week alone, I saw a couple of stores advertising, "We Accept Euros" on their windows including this restaurant in Little Italy.

So if the situation was the other way round (i.e. US$1 = €1.50), where in Europe would you like to go? For our European readers, where in the US would you like to visit aside from NYC, of course.

21 comments:

Monika said...

Yes , yes, I have a smile on my face now on my online bookbuying sprees. I tell everybody that i MUST buy now that the $ is low. HA!

Other places I want to go: Washington DC - Smithsonian. And New Orleans. And San Francisco.

Olivier said...

surprenant cette affiche, j'espere que cela va continuer jusqu'à Noël ;o)). Tu pourras demander si cela marche bien ?

Surprisingly this poster, I hope that this will continue until Christmas ;o)). You can ask if it works well?

alice said...

Hello Ming! First, I'd like to spend again some days in NYC of course but, to answer to your question, I'd like to go to Adirondacks and Brice Canyon and San Francisco and Seattle and see some large wild spaces and...:-)

Paz said...

Smart of the restaurants to accept the euros.

Where would I like to go? Hmmm... The Mediterranean, I suppose... That would be nice....

Where would you like to go?

Paz

Jun said...

paris, baybeh!!! :D

Z said...

I was just reading articles about this surge in European visitors to NYC in particular. Apparently, the Apple store(s) are VERY popular! That's where I'd be, methinks...

(Funny Euro symbol on the sign. Looks like the 'set membership' symbol, doesn't it?)

Virginia said...

No brainer pour moi, Paris of course. I'm on my way in November!

ken mac said...

visit somewhere beyond NYC? You jest!

Shammickite said...

Italy! Have never been there. Have flown over it though.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Euros are a good investment these days, thanks to Bush....

Just Roaming The Cities said...

I would love to see NYC of course! But second place would be Italy or someplace like that. I haven't gotten to travel much in my life. I have many places to go!!

Dee Dee said...

Beautiful, beautiful Vienna.....

marley said...

I'm glad we don't except Euros here in the UK! Well not yet!

I'd like to visit Washington D.C. I loved The West Wing and would like to see some of the sites that were in the background of the TV show.

thwany said...

i'd love to go to a secluded island anywhere in the world

teahouse said...

Ha..we were just in France and Italy..and let me tell you, it hurt every time we went to dinner!

Alexa said...

Bad dollar or not (thanks, George), am going back to Italy next month. (You should go, shammickite—you might come home a bit poorer in your wallet, but much richer in your heart and soul!)

Chris said...

Interesting. . . .I wondered if US retailers were taking Euros.

I would be in Barcelona in a heartbeat. . .planned on going there this Sept. until the exchange rate continued to get worse.

• Eliane • said...

My ears are ringing way more often than before (museums used to be where I hear French the most).

Let's see, I would do some massive shopping in my favorite shops back home. So Brussels and Nice are a given for me.

Anonymous said...

whatever, european's can visit all they want. tourism is a great source of money for our economy and they wouldn't leave their precious country to move here so i'm not bothered by them free loading.

Matti said...

hey there!
i'd love to go to las vegas but just for a day or two or week or two. i'd rather spend all my time in ny anyway.
i'm from rovaniemi, finland and we except euros as well as it is our currency among some other european countries. i've got rovaniemidailyphoto-blog. not very active yet but going there. you can visit it if you want! rovaniemidailyphoto.blogspot.com

citygirl15 said...

I remember going to London, many years ago when the dollar was worth something.

Plan on going to Greece sometime next year.