Our son has been in Paris the last few weeks and he mentioned how inexpensive the city seems to be. Much cheaper than things seem to be back home in the USA.
That surprised me as my perception has been that Paris is usually on the more expensive cities to visit. Then, I saw that the Euro is trading especially low against the US dollar right now. They are practically 1:1 for the first time in a very long time.
I’ve travelled to Europe for business or pleasure a dozen times and usually paid about $1.25-$1.35 for a Euro. I memorably paid over $1.50/Euro at least once. Our last trip there was in late 2019, and we paid about a $1.15 exchange rate then.
Not to let a good spending opportunity go to waste, I’m shooting over to Paris later this week to have some fun with our son. I cashed in a bunch of frequent flyer miles to make it an ‘award trip’. I guess this will be my unscheduled bonus trip this year.
Where have you encountered favorable exchange rates recently? What’s the worst you ever encountered in the past?
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