• Posted:Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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Get more bang for your buck in Prague

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Get more bang for your buck in Prague
If I weren't so darn keen on staying in hostels in Prague, New York, Paris - wherever! - then I'd probably have been able to buy a 1,000-room mansion by now. I've never sat down and calculated the amount I spend on jet-setting around the world, but I have every faith that my girlfriend would shriek in horror and fall in a dead faint on the floor if I ever did.

This is why I'm so very happy to have happened across a piece of research revealing the cheapest places to travel to, just to ensure that the above catastrophe does not happen. Thank you, Post Office Travel Money, for saving my lovely other half from getting a big bump on her head and pointing out to me that Prague is the most cost-effective place for those with the wanderlust to head to.

Apparently, the 11 most typical holiday purchases were found to be two-thirds less in Prague than in New York - the most expensive area to pay a little visit. Go Prague, you little beauty!

Head of travel money with the organisation Sarah Munro recommended - and this is advice that I value very highly indeed, having learned the hard way many moons ago when I didn't budget and had to return home early - that people make sure they do their homework before booking flights.

"In cash-strapped times tourists can make their foreign currency stretch further by picking one of Europe's cheaper capitals, like Prague or Lisbon," she remarked.

And if you want to continue saving your pennies for a rainy day, then free entertainment while away is definitely the right move. Prague's Charles Bridge won't cost you anything to check out and, according to the Chicago Tribune, is almost finished being restored.

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