- February 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm #54785
We have discussed before re. pound versus Euro. I believed that sterling would recover. Now I am not sure. I have just returned from Kenya and no-one wanted Pounds. Even the Hotel porter asked me for euro or Dollars and did not want the pound. Was the same everywhere.
- March 7, 2009 at 7:07 am #90698
Not sure the hotel staff or joe public can be a guide to if sterling will fail/recover.
They are probably working on %’s being that most clients are from EU land with Euro and/or Us with $
- March 7, 2009 at 9:17 am #90700
Twas a bit tongue in the cheek! Although I did think it worth comment. The majority of visitors there were British. Seeing how impoverished the Kenyans are I thought they would have accepted Pounds. He took $5 but not £5 😕
- March 7, 2009 at 9:46 am #90701
Katy – maybe they had seen this article from last Summer and heard that Gordon Brown is starting along the same path. 😆
The last two paragraphs show how insanity can overtake a leader:
- March 8, 2009 at 11:47 am #90707
My son will be honeymooning in Mauritius. They have been told that everything has to be paid for with euros or dollars!
- March 9, 2009 at 9:53 am #90710
I find it very strange 😕 Usually third world countries will/would accept anything. We had to change our sterling into Kenyan shillings. My Brother then got confused with the exchange rate and afterwards realised he had just tipped a driver the equivalent of his months wages. 😆
I am sure your Son will love Mauritius, the Indian Ocean is sooo warm.
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