Subject: Re: Re: european currency should I buy it here or there?
Hi all,

Andrew is right. Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom decided not to join the Euro when it was first launched. This is the list of EU countries using it : Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Finland

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But during our last vacation we found out that many places in Slovenia were accepting Euros. The exchange rate was a bit worse than in a bank (but only a little bit), and in some places we would get slovenian tolars in return, but it was certainly very handy :) The motorway tolls had a display where they stated how much they would charge in Euros.

But coming back to the original question, if it is not very difficult, I have always liked to travel with some money in the currency of the country I am visiting. Not a lot of money, mind you, maybe 100 or 150 Euros just in case the ATMīs donīt work or the queue at the exchange booth is way too long.

Kind regards,

Covadonga Bilbao - Spain