I don’t need the SMH to tell me what the recent plunge of the Australian Dollar means to travellers like me. A quick “x 2” is all I need whenever I spend, with cash or on the card. For example, this evening I paid €16 for a spaghetti plus beer and water for dinner. That’s basically about $32 bucks! Steep for a simple meal. But, I’m here now anyway; might as well have fun. Although, with five more weeks to my holiday, I do need to be extra careful.