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Week in Review: April 27 – May 3

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This week at the Current we set off for Croatia, meandered down some of the most iconic roads in Europe, revisited a couple countries we’ve been to before, and more. As always, catch up on what you missed with our Week in Review!

Croatia

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Croatia was our Country of the Week. We looked at the fascinating, long, and difficult road to the independent country it is today. We also learned how its ‘east meets west’ geographic position gives it a unique, vibrant, and diverse culture. Read more HERE.

In our Travel Guide we discovered why Croatia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. With some of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean, all with a unique Eastern European flavour, and much more – you’re doing yourself a disservice by not putting it on your list of places to go. Find out why HERE.

In our Currency Spotlight we highlighted the Croatian kuna. Though the euro is expected to replace the kuna in the future, that does not seem to be happening in the immediate future. For now, understanding the history and value of the kuna is an important first step before you set off on your trip. Read more HERE.

Most Iconic Roads in Europe

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We also took a drive (or stroll as it where) down some of the most iconic roads in Europe. From a famous pedestrian street like La Rambla in Barcelona to the intimidating Stelvio Pass (one of the best driving roads in the world), Europe is home to some of the greatest roads and streets on earth. Find out which ones made our list HERE.

These Don’t Use the Euro

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Although the euro has made travel within Europe much simpler since its introduction, it’s not the end all be all. Many countries on the continent use other currencies, even some that are members of the EU. We put together a resource so you can see what countries you’ll be able to spend euros in and which ones you won’t. We also took some time to look over a few of the unique cases, such as the UK and Sweden, and discuss why they’ve stuck with their own currency. Read more HERE.

Currency Spotlight: US Dollar

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The US dollar is the most important currency in the world. It’s often used as the point of comparison for other currencies as well as being the world’s largest reserve currency and is used for most international transactions. As such, we felt a Currency Spotlight was very important so we can all get a better understanding of the ‘greenback’. From its origins in the late 1700’s to the currency of the world’s largest economy, understanding the US dollar is imperative to understanding the global financial market. Read more HERE.

Travel Guide: Greece

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This week was two for one with Travel Guides. Like Croatia, Greece offers some of the best beaches in Europe along with more history that any one person could see in a lifetime. As the birthplace of Western civilization, a trip to Greece will give you a chance to walk in the shoes of greats such as Aristotle, Alexander, Socrates, and Leonidas (“This is Sparta!”). Bustling cities, all night parties, relaxing beaches, and great food are all waiting for you! Find out more HERE.

Headlines

Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world. This week GM cut Canadian jobs, the Cirque du Soleil is sold, the Sterling falls, China eases restrictions, and more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re heading much closer to home in celebration of a Tuesday holiday. Beyond that, look for more of the great stories you’ve come to expect!

Remember to follow the Current for all the latest on Continental Currency, travel, business and more. But if you do miss anything, check in every Sunday for our Week in Review and stay informed, stay Current.