Thursday, March 06, 2008

In Britain, sticker shock

Hotel and car rental aren't too appalling; the car is about $40 per day and the chain motel is $120. [that's for a basic room with no phone.] So imagine the nasty shock when the TGIFriday's cheeseburger racked up at $17 at the current exchange rate. Oh, and gas fill up in my tiny manual-shift rental car: $90.
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Michelle S. said...

I agree. Too often we get excited about the room and transportation deals and then we get hit with the sticker shock of all the smaller details like food and gas fill-ups, which are made even worse by the current exchange rate.

Last time I was in London, I got a great deal on the hotel then paid $12 after the exchange for a quick meal of a personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut that would have cost me $5 back home.