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Old 01-23-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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Two very different places, I know, but two very cheap flights
I'm hoping to visit one in May, after l'ecole finishes up for the year. Soooo I'm stuck. Does anyone know which would be cheaper to visit? I can't seem to find any cheap accomodation in the Bahamas, and as for England...well maybe it's just London but Hostels there seem pretty high-priced. What's the deal with having to pay per person??? It's nuts.
*sigh* frustration!!!
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If you're leaning towards early this year and are concerned about money, I'd have to vote for England. It's downtime/shoulder season for Europe. Since it's climate is so similar to N. America (incl. Canada but of course!) and there's no long breaks, people have a tendancy to migrate south (Mexico, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, etc). Therefore, it is their peak season. It's easier as there isn't the huge jet lag, so it can be done in 3-7 days (Spring/Easter Break, etc). The places are still expensive in the tourist cities (where you'd inevitably be flying and probably staying in). So, even considering England's crappy exchange rate (compared to USD/CAD), you may save money/come out even by going to England during this time.

On the other hand, if you can find an all inclusive (food + drink) for a decent price, you may want to go enjoy some sun!!

Don't feel too weird about the odd choice as we're currently debating Mexico vs UK + Norway.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:23 PM   #3
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Go to england!
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Personally, I think the Bahamas are overrated. Too many tourists, too many tourist traps, and "budget" accommodations, of which there are very few, go from $50-100/night in most cases... If you decide on the Caribbean, I'd go a bit further afield and try one of the smaller islands. They're all pretty touristy, but the Bahamas really take the cake as the Disneyland of the region.
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england and then take a cheap flight on rynair to somewhere cheaper.
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yeah come to england but dont stay in London.....there are plenty more great places to see all over the UK!
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Originally posted by beergal1@Jan 24 2006, 09:02 AM
yeah come to england but dont stay in London.....there are plenty more great places to see all over the UK!
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okay, London was on my list, never been before, where would you reccomend going/staying that's not too far from London or Bournemouth (Sp?)
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Yeah I think it'll be England; Bahamas are EXPENSIVE
I'm excmited :D
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England ain't exactly cheap, either...
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