!I love Italy and have spent much time there in my life. I just returned. This time. though, due to the low value of the dollar I felt that the value for my money was not all that great. I had a great time and could afford the trip well enough, but I did not like having to watch for all of the added tourist fees, service charges, over charges, padded charges and just plain over inflated prices, etc.
Granted, I was in Rome, Venice and Florence so I realize that the are very high tourist areas. I have visited the areas in the past, but this time I felt more "nickeled and dimed" more than ever before.
With the dollar being so weak against the Euro, I think my money is going to the good ole USA for a while.
What do others feel about the topic?
Note: Again, the post is not related to "affordability" as much as "value". I feel that the value of my money spent is not as good quality as it should be.
Thanks for your thoughts on this important topic.