May 27th, 2011

Hungarian Tourists Flock to Croatia for Sun, Sea and Two-Bit Parking Scam

croat-cheat.jpgHungarian tourists visiting neighboring Croatia have discovered that Ft 10 coins are accepted by parking meters there in place of 2 kuna coins – which are worth eight times as much – and are now using them to cut down on the costs of their vacations. In downtown Dubrovnik, parking cost 25 kuna (Ft 1,000, or roughly €3.75) for one hour, which can be brought down to a more reasonable Ft 130 if “paid” with forint coins. The city’s parking company said they were aware of the problem, but have no plans as of yet to replace the meters, suggesting the place is likely to be overrun with Magyars by mid-May. []

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