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Jan 14th 2013 8:54PM the whole of america is a good place to avoid every year hehe :P no there is some beautiful areas mainly in the north west-mid west area especially if you are a nature lover or sports enthusiast.
Jan 14th 2013 8:48PM the ironic thing is the people who are flying across the world constantly pursuing an endless travel lust are the ones causing the most damage either from air pollution or demand for resources to supplement an ever increasing tourism boom in such areas as madagascar. Sorry editor but your response comment really annoyed me as this is such a shining example of ignorant traveller, do you travel for reasons other than bragging rights and do you REALLY need to go some of these places to feel accomplishment within travel peers?
Dec 20th 2012 12:48PM I've not long came back from HK on a modest budget. The trick is really to stay as central as possible for cheap and just be prepared to avoid temptations of high street shopping. Food is really inexpensive and pretty much everywhere, The transport system is also cheap if you are prepared to travel slower, the tram is a really cheap option and is often overlooked by the MTR. The problem is avoiding such temptations, Almost every product and shop imaginable exists in hong kong x 100, Many products especially branded are similar to western prices, fortunately asia have learned to copy and sell identical products so a cheaper but less quality product will exist somewhere and i noticed most asian people buy the copy versions over the international brands which are twice as expensive. I would say travel with some shopping reserve money anyway or possibly a credit card just in case you decide to take a splurge and treat yourself. Hong kong is surprisingly abundant with wildlife and natural areas, If staying for longer there are many possibilities to explore the inner and outer territories and surroundings, Most places are accessible by MTR and/or bus but require some effort and patience to undertake.
Jun 4th 2012 10:06PM europeans are self absorbed money/status obsessive people anyway so is it any surprise they would react this way? Europe for too long have been living an unrealistic lifestyle in an attempt to "keep up appearances", Now the eu economy is weak and people are afraid they will lose their past privileges such as holiday homes, 2-3 cars per family, extra holidays, well boohoo. This type of action is pathetic and their actions will ultimately come back to them in some shape or form and will ultimately cost the economy and then their own and other peoples jobs in the process. How about stop being prude and start showing your worth by working hard and showing strength,determination and togetherness in these tough times instead of complaining or bailing out at any opportunity, Nobody owes you anything. I am british and this is what makes britain a great place, I don't even class Britain as europe ( most of europe don't either ) but what sets us apart from the rest of europe ( except london city ) is the grit and resilience from even the lowest paid worker to keep things in order and work together through the tough times.