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Cheap holidays for those with financially-challenged wallets.
News that we're back in a recession is hardly revelatory - most of us have been feeling the pinch for years. So it's timely that this week, the Post Office Travel Money studies revealed which cities are the cheapest to visit and holiday destinations offer the best value. We've put together a list based on results from both studies, and have added one of our own - the Greek Islands - as the current deals are too good to leave out. Read on for 17 cheap holidays - your bank balance can thank us later.
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.....and of course people don't get ripped off in Britain do they? Try booking a hotel in London for the Olympics mate! Try getting a ticket!
People put up with the inconvenience of going abroad because usually you get good weather. In Britain in "summer" you can bake or freeze, get blown off your feet or be soaked through. For a country with such unpredictable weather, we really don't have many indoor facilities for tourists. Only the Millenium Stadium and centre court at Wimbledon have retractable covers.
If we get a week of sun, a drought is declared, a few days of heavy rain, and we get flood alerts. Come on, we have to live like this all year. Why wouldn't you want to get away for a change?
Just how well off are these so called advisers?
It may wellhave escaped their notice that there is rampant unemployment a high cost of living, including fuel prices going through the roof.
The much derided pensioners who are supposed to be living 'high on the hog' have had a £5.00 rise, fantastic if the Tory party is to be believed, equivalent, less that one hour at minimum wage a week and half an hours overtime for low paid workers, Latte and a cake,
Having seen Cameron and Co swanning around the globe at our expense I bet that lot will not spend a week in a tent in bognor and hope it will not rain.
The prospect of millions that they will get away this year are nil.
Prats on the TV, you know who you are, advocating that we all holiday in the UK, and getting paid for the job, more than it would cost a family of four for a 2 week holiday, maybe thay would fancy donating their earnings to some poor family so that they CAN enjoy what they are offering.
I need to lie down
If you want year round sunshine beer, at 1€ pint, 3 course meals for € 8 or less and only four hours away then Tenerife is the place for you.
Great Beaches plenty of night life with most of the bars providing free entertainment.
There also amazing places to visit Mount Teide being one of the best.
Don't know why it wasn't on the list.
Why anyone should want to travel abroad these days beats me. First, there is the never ending ques in the airport in addition to their over inflated prices. The airlines have numerous charges, surcharges, baggage costs, Government tax and fuel prices which are ridiculous. Also,in many of the resorts businesses are increasing prices to make enough to last them over the winter. And finally, there are ever increasing threats these days of people being mugged, having luggage stolen and pickpockets. This is also in addition to tourists being ripped off by street sellers who charge more than the shops for CDc, DVD, handbags and other goods.
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head