Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Moon for Me and my Honey: Part II

An op-ed in today's USA Today was very interesting, especially as we're considering our honeymoon location. The article talks about all the signs that the U.S. is becoming a "2nd-Rate" world power--and the author supports this claim mainly by comparing the U.S. to experiences OUTSIDE OF the U.S.
Of most interest to me was the fact that the U.S. dollar is worth about HALF what the Euro is worth! In fact, the US dollar is now equal to the Canadian dollar!
Hard to believe, because most Americans innately are ethnocentric and see themselves as living in the most "superior" country...But it's true. Our money isn't worth much many places...

This really MATTERS when thinking about travelling, and basically makes vacationing anywhere in Europe totally out of the question!
Check out the article: "From afar, America resembles a 2nd-rate power. Hints of our diminished state can be seen in our paranoia, our swooning U.S. dollar and our untidy airports."
*Do you agree with the article? Have you travelled overseas to find that your green dollars didn't get you very far?

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