8 weeks Western Europe
Replies: 26 - Last Post: Mar 7, 2013 1:07 PM Last Post By: travelinstyle46
Mar 6, 2013 4:34 PM
Mar 6, 2013 4:59 PM
16well my thoughts exactly, we budgeted enough to stay in hostels. And I dont think I would be to comfortable letting a stranger into my house. So couchsurfing has been ruled out.
What would be your thoughts on routes if flying from Australia. I was thinking the following:
Australia > Portugal/Spain > Germany > czech Repbulic/Austria > Italy > Australia
Mar 6, 2013 10:27 PM
Mar 6, 2013 11:16 PM
Mar 7, 2013 2:20 AM
Mar 7, 2013 5:50 AM
20Ok one quick question.. This may seem pretty dumb but....
I google dollar converter to see what the AUD would convert to in Euro. Now it's saying if I had 7000AUD it would convert to approx 5500euro.
My question, does this mean I will travel with less savings? Or is that a sufficient amount to travel with for 8weeks?
Thanks :/ :)
Mar 7, 2013 5:58 AM
Mar 7, 2013 6:03 AM
22I don't think u understand what I'm asking.
If i have $7000 Australian dollars then wen I arrive in Europe it converts to APPROX 5500euros. Am I losing money when I convert or is it basically the same only different currencies ?
Mar 7, 2013 6:07 AM
23They are different currencies.You are not 'losing money'...what's important is what you can buy with those euros.
If you take $7000 Aus to Vietnam you will have 150 million dong.
That doesn't mean you have become a real millionaire (not in dollars anyway ;-)
Mar 7, 2013 6:10 AM
Mar 7, 2013 11:30 AM
25They are different currencies.You are not 'losing money'...what's important is what you can buy with those euros
Indeed cost of living is an important factor too - a McDonalds meal that costs $7 in Australia (just guessing), doesn't necessarily cost €5.50 in Europe but may in fact cost €7 or more.
Also keep in mind that even among countries using the same euro there are considerable differences: Portugal, for example, is overall considerably cheaper than France.
Mar 7, 2013 1:07 PM
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