Doug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3443 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1394 times:
After volunteering to be bumped twice last spring break, I got $600 Delta dollars, which were about to expire this spring. Long story short, I'll be arriving in Paris on March 13 and leaving the 21. I want to visit somwhere else as well, and wanted some input.
So far I was thinking Barcelona-
Warm(er than paris)
cheap(er than paris)
cheap fare on Ryanair (of course I get to spend how long? on a bus to and from airports?)
always wanted to go
dirst cheap on Easyjet
Nonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1365 times:
If you are trying to travel on a budget, I would think twice about London. It is almost two dollars to a pound now. The flight there may not necessarily cost you, but lodging, food, and transportation will eat a hole in your wallet.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1361 times:
If you are trying to travel on a budget, I would think twice about London.
I agree absolutely, London is really expensive (maybe the most expensive City in Europe). I would recommend Barcelona, the city is really beautiful, the food and the wine is very good (and cheap) and it is already quite warm there in March.
Usatoeze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
Did you at all consider Normandy?
Normandy can be a little dull, and a little cold and windy, but it is full of great people and great shops. It is a great way to get to know France, and you can take the train from Paris(Did I just say take the train on an aviation site?) and stay one night. It is the complete opposite of Paris, which means it is slow, open, and friendly(I do love Paris, though).
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
Sorry Doug, I looked for May rather than March. You should check http://www.volareweb.de (english), though. I found prices around 30 or 50 Euro (oneway).
Usatoeze is right; same goes for the north-east of France, the Alsace with Strasbourg (where you can even visit Freiburg and the Black Forest) or southern France: Provence with Aix en Provence and those pitoresque towns like Orange or Avignon.
I know, Nice, at the border of the Provence, is still on your list. But Nice is sort of one of the jet-set's favourite cities. If you go to Nice, you should hire a car to get around.
Doug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3443 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1251 times:
My Air France flight deaprts Paris Sunday from CDG, so If I took the Iberia option, I could actauly just hang out till my flight boarding 7 hours later. I could avoid wasting that last day in Paris with the Ryan air flight (arrive after 9), probably check in somewhere near midnight (hostels would be closed I think?) , and then leave for the airport around ooon the next day- whats te point? Its $100 more, but I'll save a couple bucks on busses. I was also starting to ge a little after reading about Ryanair- seems everythings fine, untill something gets delayed or canceled- I'd hate for something like this to ruin my vacation.