MSE News: Summer holiday planning: Where will your pound go furthest?

"If you're planning on going away this summer but haven't booked yet, MoneySavingExpert.com compares how far your pound will get you at popular holiday destinations..."

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  • MobeerMobeer Forumite
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    (1) the link in the article to discuss points back at the article, not here!

    (2) Why not consider some other countries? Outside Europe, I'd bet that Cambodia is cheaper than your US prices!

    (3) 1.5ml of water in the comparison is a size portion I have never ordered - I would order 666 times larger than this
  • Nepal.

    The cheapest place I have ever been.... By far.

    http://www.thesummerholidayofalifetime.com/
  • Mr_Wang wrote: »
    Nepal.

    The cheapest place I have ever been.... By far.

    http://www.thesummerholidayofalifetime.com/

    Thought you were going to say Skegness.
  • Thought you were going to say Skegness.

    I shudder when I think of that place!

    Was it any surprise Skegness appeared on the Channel 4 documentary highlighting the worst of Britain - Skint.
  • Mr_Wang wrote: »
    I shudder when I think of that place!

    Was it any surprise Skegness appeared on the Channel 4 documentary highlighting the worst of Britain - Skint.

    Just please I wasn't in Poundland to see it, not that I have a telly anyway :j
  • marks7389marks7389 Forumite
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    Mobeer wrote: »
    (3) 1.5ml of water in the comparison is a size portion I have never ordered - I would order 666 times larger than this

    And the thought of paying up to £1.33 for such a tiny amount is, well, eye-watering! :eek:
  • CKhalvashiCKhalvashi Forumite
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    For outside Europe, Odessa (Ukraine) and Batumi (Georgia), the second of which being where my family is originally from, are two of the cheapest places we've been in the last few years on the beach.

    Whilst you're in Georgia, Tbilisi is a beautiful city, and whilst you're there, Armenia is visa-free for UK nationals, and Yerevan (where I spent 4 months in 2011) and Vanazdor are also lovely places to be.

    The cheapest way to do this (last year), was to fly from LHR to Yerevan, spend some time in Armenia, then a minibus from Yerevan to Tbilisi (About £15 each, taxi is 250 Lari/£80 per car, less if you speak Russian), Tbilisi to Batumi (same price).

    Us Georgians, as well as the Armenians, are usually very hospitable, and Georgia is just as cheap (if not cheaper) than anywhere on the list; remember that the average wage is US$250 a month.

    Azerbaijan is not visa free, or as cheap, but is still a lovely country.

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  • GloomendoomGloomendoom Forumite
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    Thought you were going to say Skegness.

    I drove though there once. I didn't realise that there were so many static caravans in the whole world, never mind a single English seaside town.

    The orange plastic palm trees were very impressive too.
  • worried_jimworried_jim
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    £2.15 for a can of Coke in Turkey?- you've been well'ad sunshine.
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    The South African rand is the worst performing currency amongst emerging economies this year. Bad for them, good for tourists!
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