Shoestring travel from NYC to ?? For people who like to walk
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 1, 2012 3:22 PM Last Post By: battybilly
Oct 30, 2012 7:16 PM
Shoestring travel from NYC to ?? For people who like to walkMy partner and I have decided to take an international 1.5 week trip this winter from late December to early new year. We are based in NYC and only have a few criteria for selecting a destination:
- each ticket no more than 1300
- location for people who love to walk endlessly
- would prefer a place where most walking opportunities are not on a beach
- location that has places that focus on history and culture. Does not necessarily have to be cosmopolitan
- weather is not a critical issue as long as it's not too much of an inconvenience to get around eg snowshoes are necessary or if we will suffer from heat
- would be great if somewhat near to one or two interesting places we could travel to using cheap transportation
- not Puerto Rico or Barcelona. Prefer intl over domestic travel
- costs for accommodations/ food etc at the destination are not as deterrent as cost of flight
Edited by: Lacinefille
Edited by: Lacinefille
Oct 31, 2012 1:28 AM
Oct 31, 2012 1:40 AM
2You really won't get to see much in two weeks.
Seville Spain is 3000 years old. Cadiz, 60 miles from there was the first city west of Constantinopal.
Why only two weeks. There are no jobs to look for, when you get home. Take your time on your trip, and learn things not in books.
Oct 31, 2012 3:39 AM
Oct 31, 2012 7:23 AM
Nov 1, 2012 2:05 AM
Nov 1, 2012 2:27 AM
6How about around St. Agustin in Colombia....great walking, food, people, culture. Fly to Cali, then to Popayan and up to the mountains....
Not sure about the weather though.
Nov 1, 2012 9:43 AM
7Toad-maybe you're right! Will look into tix prices to Patagonia...
Gawk about-we both recently went to Barcelona, and while you've suggested a different city we would prefer a different country altogether.
Lucapal- I think I might have expressed interest in Peru to my partner before but recall that interest not being reciprocated. Let me try again!
Try fan-wet conditions i think we might be able to handle as long as we don't get torrential downpours! Will look into weather conditions in the Peruvian Andes...
Travellinandy- hmm this sounds intriguing I will definitely look into this!
Nov 1, 2012 3:22 PM
8Hi - and welcome to Thorn Tree.
Have you any interest in Mexico?
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Just a thought.
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