When was the last time you travelled overseas?

When was the last time you travelled overseas?

  • Within the past month

    Votes: 21 8.1%
  • Within the past 6 months

    Votes: 32 12.3%
  • Within the past 12 months

    Votes: 37 14.2%
  • Since the pandemic ended

    Votes: 17 6.5%
  • Before the pandemic

    Votes: 102 39.2%
  • I have never travelled overseas

    Votes: 51 19.6%

  • Total voters
    260
3 times a year on average for work purposes. I try to squeeze a holiday in too, in the region I'm travelling to, as the company is paying for the flights.
 
March 2020. Guess how that worked out for us.
Traveled during COVID on a work trip. Had fun. The stress on having to wait for a negative COVID test before departure and upon arrival was quite something.

Was a breakaway setup and the hosts treated us well. Until one day Omicron was discovered in South Africa. For some reason we were treated like lepers during the trip.

Our airline decided to not carry us and we had to make alternate arrangements.

I hate COVID -19 and people's reactions during the pandemic.
 
Was in Mexico earlier this year, now in Germany for two months playing Bundesliga seniors tennis. Paid just 8K for a business class return ticket as far too many miles accumulated.
 
Work travel mostly. About twice a year, usually Europe. Last one was in March.

Haven't travelled for fun / personal reasons in more than a decade.

Had an opportunity in March to travel for fun, but you quickly realise that it
- is going to cost at least R50k
- is going to cost me a week+ of leave that I take without the family
- my kids are heading to schools where there's a bit of a culture of "let's send the French class / hockey team / robotics team / choir /etc." overseas for a trip, so I figured I'd rather save the money for their trips.
 
Last time I travelled was before Covid it was to Thailand

But the next time I travel im going to make sure I keep the seatbelt on throughout the flight
 
Before COVID, New York, Florida, and Vietnam were all work-related trips, though. Planning a Japan or Scotland holiday in the near future.
 
We go overseas at least every 2 years. A problem with the exchange rate makes UK and Switzerland hugely expensive

Japan and Thailand are very good value for money, and the USA is not bad, apart from New York
Compared to somewhere like Switzerland, maybe.

Hotels are expensive. Transport is expensive because their public transport options are often limited. Food is expensive when you add tax and tipping. Our dinner meal allowance alone on LAX layovers is 100 USD. It is generally an expensive place to visit.
 
Compared to somewhere like Switzerland, maybe.

Hotels are expensive. Transport is expensive because their public transport options are often limited. Food is expensive when you add tax and tipping. Our dinner meal allowance alone on LAX layovers is 100 USD. It is generally an expensive place to visit.

There are not many places that are, but basically Europe is not a good place to visit if you are spending Rands. Example, my wife, son and I went to a restaurant last night in Hermanus. We had 3 courses each and a bottle of MCC and mineral water etc. The bill was less than the set menu I had for one person in a restaurant in Finland last week and that was before drinks.
 
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2019 to Bali, 6 months before the scamdemic.

Planning another SEA trip next year, probably Thailand and surrounds.
 
There are not many places that are, but basically Europe is not a good place to visit if you are spending Rands. Example, my wife, son and I went to a restaurant last night in Hermanus. We had 3 courses each and a bottle of MCC and mineral water etc. The bill was less than the set menu I had for one person in a restaurant in Finland last week and that was before drinks.
Yeah north western Europe is not friends with the Rand, but neither is the US. A simple breakfast & coffee will set you back at least R500. People squealing about SA prices becoming 1st world in some other threads dunno what they are talking about.
 
October 2023 (Business trip) UK. Also got to go and see a premier league soccer match. :cool:
 
Yeah north western Europe is not friends with the Rand, but neither is the US. A simple breakfast & coffee will set you back at least R500. People squealing about SA prices becoming 1st world in some other threads dunno what they are talking about.
I suppose if I were in Europe I would just get a cheap coffee for breakfast im sure there are ways of not spending to much money. If you don't eat breakfast normally then why do it in some of the most expensive places
 
Tickets were 42 Pounds (about R980) per person (It's expensive with the Pound vs Rand).
I support Chelsea FC the price isn't that bad are most of the people season ticket holders? So its hard to get some tickets
 
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