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Old 11th Aug 2017, 21:39   #101 (permalink)
 
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These people routinely go to Europe. Last year they did, as usual, but complained vociferously about the high cost of the Euro. This year, with the Euro even worse, they "chose" to go to Yorkshire.
Coming from Ireland, a high-price Eurozone country, I find much of continental Eurozone very attractively priced for holidays. However the UK, even at the new lower / exchange rate I find still relatively expensive (especially London, but Yorkshire as well), so I don't quite know why Brits holidaying in Spain, Portugal, Italy percieve things as high-cost. Maybe not as dirt-cheap as before, so possibly nostalgia for a previously-overvalued .
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 22:06   #102 (permalink)

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Coming from Ireland, a high-price Eurozone country, I find much of continental Eurozone very attractively priced for holidays. However the UK, even at the new lower / exchange rate I find still relatively expensive (especially London, but Yorkshire as well), so I don't quite know why Brits holidaying in Spain, Portugal, Italy percieve things as high-cost. Maybe not as dirt-cheap as before, so possibly nostalgia for a previously-overvalued .
London, for a holiday??? - boggle. I go to London when I'm paid to, and leave as soon as they stop paying me, and try to keep it to no more than once a year. Horrible place.


(OK, I'm lying, when I get invited to tea with the Queen or a piss-up on the Terrace I do go there voluntarily on my own money, but that's not all that frequently).


Just come back from Austria and Italy. Pleasantly surprised on our last day to find a really cheap light lunch for two with no alcohol at only EUR22, ie as near as dammit 22, getting on for twice UK pub lunch prices (we'd been paying lots more than that for all our other meals). OK, so despite the food being expensive the accommodation was quite cheap compared to the 80 that UK B&Bs seem to want these days.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 23:19   #103 (permalink)
 
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Because you didn't see it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Your claim that they don't spend anything is factually without merit.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 23:32   #104 (permalink)
 
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Gertie

Because you didn't see it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Your claim that they don't spend anything is factually without merit.
Like most great cooks I take anything from our Gertie with a mahoosive pinch of salt, in the artillery his style of posting is called 'fire for effect'.
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Sorry, in pedantic mode.
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