Going to Sicily, from Bournemouth? Comparing it with Turkey?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Aug 3, 2012 1:11 AM Last Post By: pennydime
Aug 1, 2012 1:57 AM
I was also thinking of going to Turkey, how do the two compare? Which is better?
Aug 1, 2012 2:12 AM
Aug 1, 2012 2:15 AM
Aug 1, 2012 2:30 AM
Aug 1, 2012 3:06 AM
Aug 1, 2012 11:34 AM
5Ok...I'll try to give you a fair answer.Even if your post maybe merits the other answers that you got above ;-)
Is is expensive? It is Western Europe.You could get by on 70 euros a day...100 a day would be better.That is living quite basically,not luxury.A small room or a hostel bed,a cheap lubch,dinner in a local budget cafe or trattoria....the odd drink,some admission fees,local transport etc.
Don't know if that is 'expensive'...depends on you.
Aug 1, 2012 11:39 AM
6I guess the nearest place to you to fly from would be Gatwick..I'm not aware of any flights into Sicily from the south coast of England.Easyjet fly every day from Gatwick for 20 euros and up......
There are plenty of beaches,rather less snorkelling (though its possible).Some hiking.....also depends on the season.It is extremely hot in summer which may limit your trekking.
It is a lrge island,and slow to travel around.And there is a lot to see.For most people the highlights are more food,culture,ancient sites rather than natural stuff,though of course that exists as well.For the nicest beaches etc. you would need to rent a car....
Aug 1, 2012 11:43 AM
7On the comparison with Turkey...I don't know where to start!
Have you been to Turkey before?
There is very little similarity between (say) Istanbul,Cappadocia and the Med.tourist resorts like Marmaris.
I suppose the seasons are similar,though Turkey is colder in winter.Food is very good in both IMO.Turkish people are more open and 'friendlier' to strangers (at least those who deal with tourists and can speak English).Turkey is cheaper for sure.
Not sure about hiking in Turkey but if you really want a beach/snorkelling budget holiday I think it would be a better bet than Sicily.
Aug 2, 2012 4:10 AM
Aug 3, 2012 1:11 AM
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