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BLIND DESTINATIONS #2

Even if you sometimes know you want to travel, it can turn out to be quite stressful deciding on where to go first. This is how Blind Destinations work: we look at the world map and go after information about the first three places we look at. We include here some basic information about the city, such as tickets (for 30 days’ time), cheap accommodation for seven days, and some popular sights to visit. If you were indecisive, we offer you a few arbitrary options!

Where: Blind Destination

Population: How many people live there

Language: What languages are mainly spoken there

Average temperature: The average temperature for the next month

Currency: Local currency and conversion to GBP

Big Mac Index: The average price of fast food meal

Tickets: Lowest price for 30 days’ time from the date of publication

Accommodation: Suggested accommodation for one person for seven nights

Visa: If you need a visa to go there

What to see: Top sights

1. DETROIT, USA

Flickr/memories_by_mike

Comerica Park (Flickr/memories_by_mike)

Population: 701,457

Language: English

Average Temperature: 9C

Currency: US Dollars ($1 = 61p)

Big Mac Index: £3.66

Tickets: £575 for a return flight, flying from LHR with AirFrance

Accommodation: £293 for 7 nights at the Candlewood Suites Detroit-Warren

Visa: EU citizens need to apply online for the Visa Waiver Programme 72 hours before travel

What to see:

  1. Detroit Institute of Arts
  2. Comerica Park
  3. Greektown

2. WARSAW, POLAND

Old Town (Flickr/Alexander Baxevanis)

Old Town (Flickr/Alexander Baxevanis)

Population: 1.717 Million

Language: Polish

Average Temperature: 8C

Currency: Polish zloty (1 zloty = 20p)

Big Mac Index: £3.38

Tickets: £42 for a return flight, flying from London Stansted with RyanAir

Accommodation: £257 for 7 nights at the Hostel Helvetia

Visa: No. Poland is in the Eu.

What to see:

  1. Old Town
  2. Wilanow Park-Palace Complex
  3. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

3. HU?, VIETNAM

Tomb of Minh Mang (Flickr/thalling55)

Tomb of Minh Mang (Flickr/thalling55)

Population: 1,091 million

Language: Vietnamese or Katu

Average Temperature: 30C in April

Currency: Vietnamese Dong, 1 Dong = £0.000029

Big Mac Index: £4.89

Tickets: £609 return, flying from LGW via SGN and flying back to LHR via HAN and CDG

Accommodation: Stay at the Imperial Hotel for £327 for 7 nights.

Visa: You will need a visa. The safest option is to get one from the Vietnamese Embassy. There are companies which will arrange visas on arrival but you must set this up before you travel.

What to see:

  1. Tomb of Minh Mang
  2. Bach Ma National Park
  3. The Forbidden Purple City

Joanna Hill

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One Comment
  • Scott O’Donnell
    2 May 2016 at 17:31
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    I see my globe image used at least 4 times on your site. Can I at least get photo credit since you edited out my watermark?

    “Scott O’Donnell Photography”

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