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Old November 24th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #11741
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Mark/Euro was always 1:2.
About HRK, I read the rate is not the best. Still I paid ones with EUR and HRK together at a restaurant
it is always 1 mark for 4 kunas.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #11742
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1 Mark is always 100 Fenings.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 11:23 PM   #11743
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Old November 24th, 2014, 11:36 PM   #11744
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So 1 Kuna is 25 Fenings
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Old November 25th, 2014, 07:56 AM   #11745
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About currencies... which countries "use" to accept mainly Euro even if it is not the legal currency, in touristic resorts or areas?
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Old November 25th, 2014, 09:42 AM   #11746
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About currencies... which countries "use" to accept mainly Euro even if it is not the legal currency, in touristic resorts or areas?
It depends on the economic subject. It has nothing to do with country. I've been in restaurants where they accepted Euro as well as refused to accept Euro. But in touristy places it is likely for payments to be accepted in EUR. I've paid in Geneve, in Budapest, in Beograd.... But you can't say Euro is accepted in Hungary in general).

(for example, Euro and British pound is accepted along with Forint in Tesco in Györ).
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Old November 25th, 2014, 12:04 PM   #11747
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You can pay in euros in Czech republic in restaurants and hotels near the border with Germany and Austria. PRobably you can pay also in Prague in some hotels and restaurants, as in Tesco. But usually the exxchange rate is not so good.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 01:36 PM   #11748
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It is quite amazing... being Spain one of the country in Europe with a large number of tourists, before Euro it was quite difficult to pay in other currency either in touristic places. I remember exchange offices wherever... but never a pannel saying that they accepted other currency. Maybe they would make an exchange but price always in local money.
The exception could be in the border with France and Portugal only... but just those shops located in the same border.


By the way... Andorra HAD two currencies: French franc and Peseta. They used to make comptability in pesetas due to they moved more to Spain and almost all prices in shops appeared in pesetas but, to my best knowledge, it was mandatory to accept French Francs as legal currency too without any rate fee. Just the daily currency change.

Nowadays with the Euro, their double currency problem dissapeared

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Old November 25th, 2014, 02:49 PM   #11749
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You can use Euros in Britain but only in the major cities like London, Edinburgh etc in the main. A few national department stores (Debenhams, John Lewis etc) will also let you pay with Euros too.

Mind you, you'll ripped off on the exchange rate.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 03:03 PM   #11750
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You can pay in euros in Czech republic in restaurants and hotels near the border with Germany and Austria. PRobably you can pay also in Prague in some hotels and restaurants, as in Tesco. But usually the exxchange rate is not so good.
In Prague you can pay with euro almost anywhere (at least in the touristic downtown). I even saw some restaurants with double prices in the menu. I changed my money into CZK because I got a better exchange rate but I could have managed without.
On the way back to Italy we stopped in Ceske Budejovice and paid the restaurant bill with a mix of CZK and EUR (also 20 and 50 cent coins), since we ran out of CZK and the attendant accepted them.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 03:54 PM   #11751
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Is there a place in Europe where you've got a major city very close to a border and areas on the other side of the border that could be considered suburbs of that city, so that you'd have substantial daily commuting? I mean, I know where Basel and Geneva and Aachen and Maastricht are, but are they large enough to generate the sort of traffic I'm talking about?

Also, do countries keep traffic counts at intra-Schengen borders?
Geneva and Basel definitely are. There are even cross-border railway
commuter lines, and in the case of Basel, a swiss tram line extending to
France.

In Belgium, Tournai and Mouscron can be seen as a suburb of Lille, with
also rail cross-border traffic for people going there to work. I mention it
because those cross-border trains cannot be subsidized, so they remain in
existence only if they pay for themselves, which somehow demonstrates a
certain volume of traffic.

And then there is Luxemburg, generating a quite sizeable volume of commuter
traffic from very deep in Belgium (I know people commuting to Luxemburg
from Namur daily, although this is quite extreme), enough to support cross-
border commuter trains too, and also to gridlock the motorway between
Arlon and Luxemburg almost every work day.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 04:49 PM   #11752
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You can pay with Euro in Albania and Macedonia mostly anywhere. But be careful to have an eye on the exchange rate. In my opinion it's ok if they earn a few cents since it's my fault that I don't have the local currency, but it shouldn't be too much and some guys try to cheat
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Old November 25th, 2014, 04:58 PM   #11753
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Sometimes you'll see signs at businesses in the U.S. near the Canadian border "Canadian money accepted at par."

I don't know how that works when the Canadian dollar's actually worth less than the U.S. one....
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Old November 25th, 2014, 05:30 PM   #11754
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Badajoz-Elvas aren't so closed as Basel and surroundings but...

https://www.google.es/maps/place/Bad...8c7e359714a4a9

Badajoz, 150.000ish people
Elvas, 15.000 people

In the (fuuuuuture) high speed line Madrid-Lisbon, passengers station will be in Badajoz (but to my best knowledge part of the last tracks will be inside Portugal) and freight terminal (to shuttle to a trunk in the nearbies) will be in Elvas
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Old November 25th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #11755
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About currencies... which countries "use" to accept mainly Euro even if it is not the legal currency, in touristic resorts or areas?
i ahve paid here in Croatia fuel and taxi with euros.
first case: i have filled in my tamk on motorway in the middle of the night and then i realized that POS terminal doesn't work, and i had something like 50 HRK in my pocket. and 50€. so i told him take euros and change them in the morning. he accepted, but just because i was in trouble. and exchange rate that he gave me was horrible, rounded to first smaller round number.
second case: i was in hurry 6 in the morning, i took a cab, but i had again only 50€ in my pocket, and no exchange offices worked. so the cab driver took euros.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #11756
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On most gas stations on Hungarian motorways you can pay in Euro, but the exchange rate is really bad.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #11757
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x-type's case is something different. But why don't use credit card otherwise?
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Old November 25th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #11758
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a friend told me, he payed a few times with German Maestro debit card in London and was charged each time 5€ commission...
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Old November 25th, 2014, 10:20 PM   #11759
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a friend told me, he payed a few times with German Maestro debit card in London and was charged each time 5€ commission...
I have no such experiences. And have paid even in Macedonia on very suspiciously looking POS Exact amount in EUR was subtracted according to exchange rate. Have VISA Electron. I admit, I had been concerned little bit, checked my payments every day and had some sleepless nights, but nobody seems to clean my account so far. Perhaps because I am in dept, but that is another story.
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