ajd1992
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Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:47 am

Hi there,

I'm looking for a day trip (or cheap overnight stay) to do on about 120GBP. Basically, I want you guys to choose where I go.   It can be anywhere, pretty much barring Scandinavia (Too expensive, which is a shame because I love Denmark/Sweden) or Spain (Visited too many times). I've wanted to try the old Soviet Bloc/Eastern Europe for a long time so that could be interesting. Dates don't matter really, I just want to get out and see a bit more of Europe while I'm young (I'm 17, so drinking recommendations are kindly but unfortunately useless to me). I'll be travelling alone as well.

Flights from Liverpool would be nice but I can get to Manchester as well.

Thanks a lot, everybody.
 
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:30 am

If you play around on Airbaltic.com and are flexible with your dates, they have return fares from MAN to Riga & Vilnius in MAR/APR time, for as little as €47 return, including all taxes and surcharges!!
 
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:54 am

Play around on Ryanair...
I found an overnight to Krakow (Poland) for £34, plus £10 if you don't have a prepay Mastercard, for 21-22 April, from Liverpool.
22-24th, Liverpool - Bremen can be had for £12.06 (plus card fee) - giving you more cash for another night there...
20-22 Liverpool - Venice (Treviso) for £24 (plus card fee) - but accommodation will probably be more there (my wife and her brother stayed in a campsite on the mainland next to the lagoon, a EUR2 bus from the island, in a "chalet" - was very cheap for Venice!)
Look up drinking laws in each country - several countries allow 16 year olds to drink beer, eg. Germany and Spain.

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ajd1992
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:57 pm

I had a look at Krakow and it was a very early morning departure. I would have snapped that up like a shot if I could get to the airport (I don't have my own car and I don't think the trains run that early).

Bremen looks OK, I'm seriously considering booking it. If I can find a cheap hotel then I'm sorted. I don't even want to do a lot while I'm there, I just like flying.  

I'm going to give Italy a miss, at least with Bremen I have a basic understanding of German and if i really have to I can get myself out of a problem. I don't read/speak any Italian at all, unfortunately.

Thanks a lot anyway.
 
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:20 pm

Why go on your own? Don't you have any friends willing to go with you?
 
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:29 pm

Quoting Hywel (Reply 4):
Why go on your own? Don't you have any friends willing to go with you?

There's a great variety of reasons for traveling alone: time-out, enjoying yourself, or your friends simply don't have time to travel...

All in all, there's nothing wrong with traveling alone.

To the OP:
What about Austria?  
 
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:33 pm

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 3):
If I can find a cheap hotel then I'm sorted.
www.hostelworld.com have cheap hotels too - some sample singles from EUR22 per night, though I'd cross-reference them to Tripadvisor to make sure they're ok! I've used hostelworld before, and it's completely reliable - you pay a 10% deposit to book and pay the balance on arrival at the hotel / hostel.

Viel Spaß!

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ajd1992
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:49 pm

Quoting Hywel (Reply 4):
Why go on your own? Don't you have any friends willing to go with you?

They don't really have time. That and I feel a little bit lost with a friend. I like the freedom to just be able go where I want. I went to Geneva in October with a friend and we ended up getting mugged and spending 9 hours sat landside watching football  

I booked Liverpool - Bremen anyway. I just need somewhere to stay for 2 nights and i'll be sorted. Is Bremen expensive? As in, more than the UK? Just so I know how much money to take because I'm 99% sure my Visa Electron will either not work or charge me a fortune to use so i'm taking cash only.
 
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:38 pm

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 7):
I went to Geneva in October with a friend and we ended up getting mugged

Funny you should say that... Geneva is the one and only place I've ever been mugged too! It was down by a bridge near the Jet D'Eau if I remember rightly... grrrr!
 
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:07 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 8):
Funny you should say that... Geneva is the one and only place I've ever been mugged too! It was down by a bridge near the Jet D'Eau if I remember rightly... grrrr!

We got mugged by the train station, near the exit which has a sign for France near it in that dingy corridor thing by some dodgy looking Asian guy. I managed to lose my phone and a camera full of really important photo's my mates mum had taken, she pretended it was OK but I could tell she was really pissed off at me  

Oh and another thing... What's there to do? I didn't really think about it before I booked.
 
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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:20 pm

For future reference, keep an eye out for Ryanair's £5 flight offers. It's difficult to match them up to a departure and return at the same UK airport, but there are 'Funfares' on NationalExpress for positioning overland within the UK. You can get pretty much everywhere, I even found North Africa for a fiver from the UK.


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RE: Cheap Places To Visit (From UK)

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:30 pm

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 9):
What's there to do?

Well, as with any German city there's usually a nice old town, with cafes, restaurants, beer halls (drinking age: 16) and shops.
http://wikitravel.org/en/Bremen

You can take a train to Hamburg or another place nearby, or the harbour at Bremerhaven.

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