baldwin471 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2012, 363 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
I've managed to get 2 weeks out of work next month, between the 8th and 22nd, and i've decided i want to get some flying in. So, where should i go? Preferably a city as i'd like to get an experience of another culture. If any of the lovely people on this site are free in their respective cities on any of those days maybe you could give me a tour
something From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2420 times:
Maybe you should give people a little more information about your budget. If you've got little money, I'd suggest you see where EasyJet, Ryanair etc. can take you. If you've got a little more money, you should mess around with Alitalia's website a little. They currently offer flights to New York for €200, South Africa for €300, Australia for €500. It all requires a good deal of flexibility but the savings are usually worth it. It all depends on how much money you can spend.
Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 9211 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
I was about to say Hong Kong or New York CIty. Then I saw your budget.
I would be looking at Italy or Spain because of the weather. I was about to say Ireland, but don't know if it would be OK weather wise.
One other option would be to fly to a Med city and catch a cruise ship. Provides accommodation and food for the price, and you can see various cities while relaxing. Beats the hell out of packing & unpacking, be rooms (cabins) are better than a 2 star budget hotel, etc. If you like the idea check with a travel agent for any hidden bargains. Under US$100 is normally available, and you can get lower from a good agent or the internet.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2354 times:
Quoting baldwin471 (Thread starter): Preferably a city as i'd like to get an experience of another culture. If any of the lovely people on this site are free in their respective cities on any of those days maybe you could give me a tour
Seeing that you're in the UK, you can get a direct, non-stop flight on their IL96 to Havana from London. They also have the lowest priced business class across the Atlantic Ocean.
Cuba is full of culture; music, dance, paintings, old vintage cars, great beaches, friendly people, cigars, booze and it's all at a good price.
Plenty of stories in the trip reports forums about Cuba.