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Author: hootie

Joined: 3/7/2010
Posts: 138
GCT Trips Taken: 9
OAT Trips Taken: 0
Countries Visited:

China, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Transylvania, Bulgaria, Chech Republic, Slavakia, Bratislava, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Crete, Greece, Turkey, Istanbul, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Tahiti & French Polynesia/Society Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Bermuda, Alaska, Costa Rica, Mexico, United States, Panama Canal, Caribbean (extensively), Canada/Nova Scotia, Canary Islands, Gibralter, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Vatican City, France, Holland, Belgium, Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia.

Traveler Since: 2001

November 07, 2012

MUCH to my husbands dismay, it will soon be time for me to, for the fourth time,  invade the Christmas Markets of five countries.  I know the "official" currency of both places, but I also recall the STREET VENDORS accepting U.S. dollars and euros too.  Actually, I think we used US even when it wasn't during the holidays.  Can any 2011 Christmas market or recent traveler to either country confirm this for me? ...and be nice...I already know to get some local currency and to use ATM's...which we never use unless we are out of the country and scare me because of past issues with them.  THIS will become an emergency situation when my husband discovers I've taken all of his local money and he wants to refill his gluhwein mug or buy a sausage and all he has left is a few US dollars. 

Author: chrisandray

Joined: 10/18/2010
Posts: 15
GCT Trips Taken: 4
OAT Trips Taken: 0
Traveler Since: 2010

November 18, 2012

I was in Prague, Czech Republic about two months ago and don't recall seeing any vendor anywhere that accepted dollars.  From traveling across Europe, I had Euros with me that I hoped would be accepted in most places, but found that I even had to exchange those to Czech krona to be able to use them.

Author: hootie

Joined: 3/7/2010
Posts: 138
GCT Trips Taken: 9
OAT Trips Taken: 0
Countries Visited:

China, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Transylvania, Bulgaria, Chech Republic, Slavakia, Bratislava, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Crete, Greece, Turkey, Istanbul, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Tahiti & French Polynesia/Society Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Bermuda, Alaska, Costa Rica, Mexico, United States, Panama Canal, Caribbean (extensively), Canada/Nova Scotia, Canary Islands, Gibralter, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Vatican City, France, Holland, Belgium, Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia.

Traveler Since: 2001

November 18, 2012

chrisandray...

Thank you for responding, appreciate it.

I was beginning to think I was being "shunned" for asking people to be nice!!

hootie

Author: luisa

Joined: 3/13/2010
Posts: 606
GCT Trips Taken: 6
OAT Trips Taken: 2
Countries Visited:

Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, Monoco, Croatia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji. Ireland

Traveler Since: 2006

November 19, 2012

I was in Prague in 2003 and they were happy to get euros and very anxious to exchange US dollars -- maybe they are not worth what they used to be.

What a great trip you have ahead; I think Prague at this time of year will be beautiful and the other countries will be as well.

Oh, the shopping -- and the hot mulled wine.

Author: elna

Joined: 3/24/2010
Posts: 58
GCT Trips Taken: 7
OAT Trips Taken: 0
Countries Visited:

France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Austalia, Finland, Estonia, England, Scotland, Wales, Pakistan, Singapore,

Traveler Since: 2009

November 23, 2012

We did the Prague pre trip then Budapest to Black Sea in April/May 2012-- I don't recall 'trying' to use USD$  b/c exchange places were so near and convenient. Euros were taken.

 

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