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    France isn't expensive- we're poorer than we were 2 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    Was over there for 2 weeks in July. Beautiful country with friendly people, respectful people. So many more manners than the majority Brits.
    Maybe you would find the majority of Brits were a lot less disrespectful if you weren't such a whining judgmental c0cksocket though?

    Just a suggestion.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    Maybe you would find the majority of Brits were a lot less disrespectful if you weren't such a whining judgmental c0cksocket though?

    Just a suggestion.....

    hah, I've found a mixture of manners in France, some incredibly helpful people and the odd rude person. Again, pretty much like the UK.

    It annoys me when we have this self-bashing that goes on - really don't know why people are so ready to self loathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    France isn't expensive- we're poorer than we were 30 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    France isn't expensive- we're poorer than we were 2 years ago.
    Was wondering when someone was going to point out the obvious.

    £1.40 to the euro was not that long ago. Now we're approaching parity. That's almost a 30% drop as the result of the Brexiters combined wth the EU economy now succeeding. And the Tourist blames France. Unbelievable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post

    It annoys me when we have this self-bashing that goes on - really don't know why people are so ready to self loathe.
    Low self-esteem and over-developed guilt complexes methinks.

    I blame the Bliar/Brown consortium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Someone mentioned that to me over the weekend. He also said the €70 lunch he had on Sunday was good value - didn’t have the heart to tell him I spend more than that if going to the best restaurant in my town in northern England.

    Mind you it will make shopping in France / Germany cheap in 2 years time
    If I want high class restaurant food, I'll go to France. I've been to some very good places in Switzerland. Generally around 150CHF = £120 for the food. In Davos, we got charged 14CHF/£11 for a litre of mineral water (and I'm sure they just filled the bottle from the stream out the back). In France you might pay the same for the food, but it'd be twice as good.

    Frankly though, the best value meal I've had for a long time was £5 for cod and chips in Alnwick this summer. Yum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Someone mentioned that to me over the weekend. He also said the €70 lunch he had on Sunday was good value - didn’t have the heart to tell him I spend more than that if going to the best restaurant in my town in northern England.

    Mind you it will make shopping in France / Germany cheap in 2 years time
    But how much would the flights be to Northern England?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Was wondering when someone was going to point out the obvious.

    £1.40 to the euro was not that long ago. Now we're approaching parity. That's almost a 30% drop as the result of the Brexiters combined wth the EU economy now succeeding. And the Tourist blames France. Unbelievable.
    Yes but if let's say I went to france two years ago and could buy product x for 3 euros and now it is 3 euros 50 can you explain what the Fook that has to do with how many euros I get to the pound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    nope its with the Euro adjustment in mind and comparing historical Euro (we go annually and have been visiting for about 15 years).
    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    France isn't expensive- we're poorer than we were 2 years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Was wondering when someone was going to point out the obvious.

    £1.40 to the euro was not that long ago. Now we're approaching parity. That's almost a 30% drop as the result of the Brexiters combined wth the EU economy now succeeding. And the Tourist blames France. Unbelievable.

    She is not pointing out the obvious, she is misunderstanding the situation. No exchange rate involved.


    This is a Euro on Euro comparison a few years ago something cost 4 Euros now they cost 6 Euros so for all of you that think its down to Brexit please put on a Dunce's hat.

    However the point I made was many goods for sale in France are cheaper in the UK now even after our devaluation.

    Obviously spooter you got confused because you think the SNP budgets make sense and you are about as financially literate as my cat.
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