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beach holiday NOT in euro - emphasis on cheap! Romania? Moldova?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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  • PompeyPetePompeyPete Forumite
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    Great VFM in Romania.....but give the beaches a miss and travel round Transylvania by train.
  • spencer999spencer999 Forumite
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    settled on Morocco. Will report back if I get back in one piece
  • zagfleszagfles Forumite
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    PompeyPete wrote: »
    Great VFM in Romania.....but give the beaches a miss and travel round Transylvania by train.
    Romania is fab, lovely people, inexpensive, loads to see, great food, a Romance language using Roman alphabet rather than Slavic/Cyrillic so it's a lot easier to understand than other Eastern European languages if you understand a bit of French/Italian.

    I expected to see a run down country with loads of poverty from what I'd seen and heard, but it was nothing like that at all.

    If you saw the interview with Simona Halep after she won Wimbledon - that's what the people I met were like.
  • zagfleszagfles Forumite
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    spencer999 wrote: »
    settled on Morocco. Will report back if I get back in one piece
    Tip - always have a few low denomination notes with you - you will get hassled in touristy places eg Kasbahs with people wanting to give you a guided tour and not understanding la (no), sometimes it's easier to let them do it and give them 10 dirhams or so (less than £1), they seem to be happy with that sort of amount.
    Most cashpoints charge a flat charge of around 15-30 (£1-3), so taking out larger amounts is usually better eg 2000
  • bertiewhitebertiewhite Forumite
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    zagfles wrote: »
    sometimes it's easier to let them do it and give them 10 dirhams or so (less than £1), they seem to be happy with that sort of amount.

    I found that shouting "NO" loudly enough for the tourist police to hear seemed to work for me. Another reason I will never go back to Morocco.
  • zagfleszagfles Forumite
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    I found that shouting "NO" loudly enough for the tourist police to hear seemed to work for me. Another reason I will never go back to Morocco.
    TBH I didn't find it as bad as the timeshare touts in places like the Canaries, they really were scum after your life savings, not just a couple of £.
  • Voyager2002Voyager2002 Forumite
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    I found that shouting "NO" loudly enough for the tourist police to hear seemed to work for me. Another reason I will never go back to Morocco.


    Strange: I found that a polite but firm 'shokran' (thank you) always did the trick.
  • richardwrichardw Forumite
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    spencer999 wrote: »
    settled on Morocco. Will report back if I get back in one piece

    Which beach resort?
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
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