India Tourist Sites No Longer Accept U.S. Dollar!
Who would have thought that the dollar of the United States of America would not be welcome at the Taj Mahal? The government of India has stopped the practice of taking US dollars for admission at 120 historical sites as the currency’s downward spiral was costing big money. (Taj Mahal US Dollar story here)
This follows several high-profile stories of other businesses discontinuing their US currency rates. Even the world’s richest super model, Gisele Bündchen, now writes her deals in Euros. (BBC story here)
As our friend Amit at Pull! Push! blog always says “I am not an economist”, but the continued weakness in the US dollar will probably impact our little island in ways we can’t yet imagine.
In my opinion, the United States is still a strong country economically, but the war in Iraq is sucking their lifeblood not only in direct cost, but in diverting national energy and attention away from the home fires – not to mention that the US dollar has been under strategic attack for some time by China and other hostile nations.
Where will it end? How will it impact Barbados and my family?
I don’t know… but I do know that their are still many Kingfish in the sea and our night tree expeditions are always rewarded! As long as the family works hard and prays daily, we will never have too much on the table, but we will always have enough.