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Updated: 13/01/2012 12:06 | By David Whitley, contributor, MSN Travel
Best holiday spots in the eurozone

Helsinki, Finland



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The other Nordic nations chose not to sign up to the euro, but Finland did - and it is being dragged back into the realms of affordability as a result. Its capital is a city with a distinctive sense of style - many of the buildings look wonderfully odd - while the Design District in the city centre is a hipster's shopping paradise.

Why 2012? Helsinki has been named as World Design Capital 2012, and there will be plenty of special events linked to that.

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14/01/2012 03:27
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I'll bide my time here until the Euro zone settles down. At the minute the Euro/pound exchange rate is Rubbish!

(£1.000 to €1.208)

14/01/2012 23:00
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Yes I agree, its time to book a family holiday in the sun.  Not a lot of point saving with very little return on your already heavily taxed money . Sick of other people making money on my investments and choosing not to pay out much in return blaming the economic climate. Working all the hours you can get and not getting much richer , take a break and enjoy some of the hard earned cash while you've still got it.
14/01/2012 17:22
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val scawn (Darren1)

 

I totally agree with you ....but ...sorry I need a holiday !

There is a limit as to how much we need to be made to feel individually responsible for the current situation.

 

As for putting money into something with growth..... that doesn't happen at the moment. Interest rates are abysmal, house prices not rising etc .

So, sorry,  but this weekend we're  booking our  holidays for the next few months.

 

21/01/2012 05:09
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hi yeah i agree,

pound is crpp against euro i rember the good old days when you could have a good jolly up... now look at it paid ten euro for a drink in ibiza... nuts!!

then again evry one needs holiday out of the asylum... proper wierd place this has turned into new labour wrecked it let em all in for ten years pouring through channel tunnel in the back of lorrys now we gtta live wth bus loads of refugees and asylum seekers.... appys days now we cant even get a cheap jolly up to get away from them ... robbed and invaded over night  and we let em do it ....discrace !!!!
21/01/2012 05:13
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still can always goto margate cos its luvly there.... why not take ur refugee nieghbor for the ride u may find out something really interesting that u never knew about them like they eat the fish frm your pond or they are fututives or war criminals


happy holidays britain

15/01/2012 00:38
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I disagree.  The Pound was around €1-50 2,5 years ago so it hasn't even gained a lot.  It certainly shouldn't be where it is at the moment.  It still makes holidaying in Euroland expensive!
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