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Old 06-07-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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Hey all-

I'm living in Seattle and looking to take 7 day's vacation off from work to explore the world. My buddy and I are aged 25-28 male with about a 2,000K budget and pretty flexible with lodging ect. I have a few quick question for the travel gurus of this forum:

1) Are Spain and Greece now cheaper to travel to with their economy's in the gutter or more expensive?

2) What web site would you recommend we use to search for cheap tickets... hotel/airfare packages? I'm a bargain hunter and buy most of my clothing online. I'm fine with a slow methodical search.

3) What month is best to visit Spain or Greece? Nice weather and more affordable preferred. Seattle get's really beautiful July and August with the rest of the year drowning us in depressing rain/overcast!

Interests: Soccer, Beach life, Party, Hot Babes, Music festivals and good food.

Thanks!

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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In the event that while you were busy buying name brand clothing online, you may have missed a few bits of important news.

Greece is about to implode and Spain is right behind. This may include public demonstrations, transportation disruptions, currency access problems, and other infrastructure difficulties (Gazprom is threatening to turn off the gas that runs a bunch of Greek power plants, for example).

I also suspect that a 7 day vacation may be an inadequate timeframe to "explore the world". You might want to consider taking off a few extra days for world exploration.

If you need "Beach life, Party, Hot Babes" you should well consider other locations not on the brink of political chaos and possible economic collapse, and something closer to home which can be more easily accessed back and forth in 7 days time.

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:45 PM
 
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I realize the mass unrest, not living under a rock. And reports that both need a huge bailout for its banks. With nearly half of Spain's under 25s out of work, and Greek public job cuts it really could get dicey.

I supose Florida is a possibility to travel. Can anyone else recommend some warm climate places to visit outside of the US?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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Yeah, too short a time frame, go to South America instead.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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Hey all-

Interests: Soccer, Beach life, Party, Hot Babes, Music festivals and good food.

Thanks!
Go to Ibiza
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Brazil comes to mind. As well as Mexico, and it might be a bit cheaper too.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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You're already on the wrong coast, look at Puerta Vallarta.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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I agree you do not want to visit when people are angry and fustrated . Greece had to give money so the government power comnay coud pay their forweign enrgy bill to keep the lights on just last week.Would want to get caught up in one of thsoe demonstratio that often turn violent also.Its stil not cheap in either country either.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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Why not just go to Hawaii? It's different enough it might as well be outside the US.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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.Its stil not cheap in either country either.
Not true at all; at least when it comes to Spain.

I spent two weeks in Spain last month, not to mention three separate trips to Spain last year in May, October and December. All told, we traveled to Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Sevilla, Grenada, Malaga, and other cities.

Other than the cost to get there, Spain is a very inexpensive country to visit. Even moreso now that the Euro is under $1.25.
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