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Seriously, MSN, I think this is rubbing our noses in it. Please, give most of us some practical advice - like bucking the disasterous economic trends of this country.
Turkey has many superb attractions as a holiday destination for the discerning traveller including sandy, sun-drenched beaches next to clear seas under cloudless blue skies (as well as a wealth of historical sites dating back to the Aegean bronze age) and everything in between.
Like most other resorts in the Med. there are cheap resorts catering for the package tourist and good luck to those people who want to get away from our economically stressed country to the sun in a country that offers incredible value for money. Unlike those counries tied to the Euro Turkey represents great bang-4-bucks and, if you go just a few kilometres away from the tourist resorts you will discover much much more to make your holiday a memorable one.
Bodrum is a case in point. Visit Bar Street for a shopping experience to remember but then look around the old town and harbour where you will find a well preserved castle dating back to the Crusades. Jump on a dolmus (cheap local bus) or hire a car and explore the Bodrum Peninsula and you will see the diversity that Turkey has to offer - it's a brilliant holiday destination.
Well pointed out (Franko399) I've live in Malta for over 6 years and I still love the place, don't believe every body who say, it's all rock no beaches, because Malta has some great very clean beaches, good priced bars and resturants and beautiful sun shine with temperature in the 30+ and the people are quite frendly too.
so for a good priced holiday, cheap flights go to Malta.... see you there.. remember you get what you pay for, don't expect 5* treatment for 3* prices.
Off to Malta on Wednesday for a 'warm break'. This is not my first visit and won't be my last. Prices in Malta are comparable with the UK, unlike Spain and France which are total rip-off with their prices!!!
As a similar idea try the west coast of Cyprus, around Polis and Latchi. This is an unspoilt area of natural beauty, with friendly locals who speak English, but preserve a real culture that is hard to find on holiday destinations these days.
If you love real fresh air, clean beaches, good weather, unspolit nature and first class cuisine - with something for all ages - try Cyprus. They also drive on the left
If you want to visit a place that if steeped in history, were the people still rely on one another, where you and your kids are safe, warm and sunny and surrounded by the clear blue med and THE people there speak different languages...where? Malta....nothing better.
I absolutly love hot places wish it was hot now.
Such a nice atmosphere