Craft wrote:Two weeks and a couple of days since the changeover - how has it been now in Lithuania, what are your feelings so far and how has the reception been in general?
Well yesterday was the first day the euro became the only legal tender in Lithuania (the dual period of litas and euro ended) but everything is just fine I would say. The shop assistants got used to the new currency quickly but it may take more time for ordinary people to accustom to the euro.
However, the media is often writing about many counterfeit euro notes in Lithuania but they're exaggerating a bit. There weren't more accidents with counterfeit euros than with litas last year, for example. Besides, recently on the Net, TV and radio they've been talking a lot how to check if the note is counterfeit and so on... I suppose people are well informed and there shouldn't be any panic.
Personally, it's hard to get used to the euro for me. If someone asks me, how smth cost, I automatically say, for example, 1 litas. And only after a few seconds I realise that it's not litas in Lithuania
Well, we just need some time, I guess. It may take a few months or even half a year, we'll see...