Living: Europe '78: No Bargain Basement

The only thing that's cheap is getting there

Encouraged by the lowest transatlantic air fares in history, more Americans than ever are expected to visit Europe this year. But the tourist who is not on an all-inclusive package trip should tote along a Jeroboam of aspirin. Relief will be needed just about every time he has to pay for a hotel room, a meal, a cup of coffee or a bottle of mineral water to wash down the medicine. The dollar's weak buying power in most European countries, further sapped by inflation in many of...

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