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Stronger Pound Gives You a Cheaper Hop Down Under

Posted November 18, 2008 by BookingBuddy

British_pound Winter has started wrapping her chilly fingers around us. The days are getting shorter, our coats are getting thicker, and the Ugg boots are coming out. It’s enough to make anyone want to go into hibernation for the next three months.

But don’t despair just yet! The days may be grey and the nights chilly, but there’s always the Southern Hemisphere to look to. Our friends down below have got long days of sun, sand, and sea to look forward to ... and so do you!

The global financial crisis may be cutting into most people’s pockets, but one good thing (for those in the U.K. at least) might have come out of it-----the pound is still strong against the Australian dollar and South African rand. We might not be able to afford a kebab after a night out in Soho, but we’ll be able to afford a kebab shop in Sydney. OK, that might be an exaggeration, but our money certainly stretches a lot further Down Under than it does here these days.

Fuel prices are also expected to keep falling, which is likely to mean cheaper tickets for anyone looking to have some fun in the southern sun. Looks like it’s time to dig out that dusty bikini and buy yourself a long-haul ticket on Qantas or South African Airways. Better yet, just get yourself that ticket and wait till you touch down on Aussie soil to get that brand new bikini!

(Photo: adampease.org)

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I would be very excited myself. It’s sounds like a great opportunity to do something really interesting while at the same time having a different type of travel experience.

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 04:25 PM by Riga Flights

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