Sure the Euro is down, but that does nothing for the Anglophile cheapster. London's on the pound sterling, a.k.a., the oldest currency still in use, but don't let the old pound keep you from hopping over the pond.
Almost every person we've spoken to about our travels has told us that they're envious and want to do the same thing -- to that I always say, "You can. Just put a date on your calendar and give your jobs six weeks notice before you leave."
I guess nothing is perfect, not even a sabbatical abroad in Asia. I love my wife and understand that as we continually grow as partners there will be moments in which we do not see eye to eye. Where I saw awe-inspiring temples she saw heat and harsh terrain.