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Hi everyone,<br><br><br><br>
My twin and I will be turning 30 in October this year (poo). We would like to mark the occasion by doing something memorable - a real "once in a lifetime" type thing. Trouble is, I have very little money (couldn't even afford the Star Wars Celebration this year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">)<br><br><br><br>
My first ideas were whale watching, diving with sharks, eagle-spotting in Scotland, stuff like that - but I found out that I couldn't afford those.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone have any suggestions of memorable experiences like this that don't require much money?<br><br><br><br>
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Do you live nearby and bigish, fun cities? You could take a day trip with your best friends and spend the day doing crazy stuff around the city. I did that last year and had a blast!
 

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Lumos' idea sounds good. Your profile says you're in the UK. You could go down to london and do a bunch of hokey fun stuff, like try to make the palace guards laugh, cause a ruckus in Hyde park etc...
 

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One of my favourite outy things to do costs nothing unless you don't have a map of your city. Then it costs the price of a map. You might want to buy some subway tokens too though.<br><br><br><br>
What you do is pick somewhere on the map that you've never been to and have no idea what's there. Then you go there and find out.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes your destination turns out to be like a bench or a parking lot or a run of low rent housing, so you need an open mind and the ability to laugh at yourself. But you can find some pretty interesting things too. Of course if you bring a good friend, especially one who's a little unbalanced, it doesn't really matter what's there.
 

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I agree with everyone else. Take a trip to a big unfamiliar city and raise hell. Go to every pub, get your free birthday drink (times 2 for both of you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wideeyed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":boobies:"> ), and after you've gotten nicely soussed, you can steal the crown jewels.
 

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I was going to ask if you've been to the Twinsburg Twin festival - but if you live in the UK, that's going to be out of your price range. (That's in Ohio, near Cleveland.) <a href="http://www.twinsdays.org/" target="_blank">http://www.twinsdays.org/</a><br><br><br><br>
Is your twin vegetarian, too? I remember seeing something about vegetarian bike tours in Wales that could be fun. Something like this <a href="http://www.bicycle-beano.co.uk/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.bicycle-beano.co.uk/index.html</a>, though I don't remember if this was the company I had heard about.<br><br><br><br>
It also looks like you're into nature-related things. Can the two of you volunteer at an animal sanctuary for a weekend?<br><br><br><br>
The thing at the top of my list, if I ever visit the UK, is to go to this <a href="http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk/index.php?lang=EN;navId=" target="_blank">http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk/index.php?lang=EN;navId=</a>. I have a Welsh last name and someday need to make it to Wales. I've heard this is a wonderful festival.
 

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Those ideas sound good - I like the idea of just randomly wandering around London or somewhere. The biking holiday sounds good too, probably a bit out of our price range.<br><br><br><br>
I would love to volunteer at a rescue centre, but sadly I don't think either of our partners would be up for that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
Yes, my twin is vegetarian, although she became one a few years before me!<br><br><br><br>
Thanks everyone!
 

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Eagle spotting doesn't have to be expensive; I've seen a golden eagle while walking and camping in the Scottish Highlands. You can see dolphins and seals off the Scottish coast too - that's free. I suppose you would need accommodation though, and the sights wouldn't be guaranteed.
 

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Thanks<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
It's a bit daunting though!
 

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i turned 30 this past year and loved it! i was in DK at the time, and not where i live (outside of philly) and it was awesome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
anyway, not that it's necessary to go to DK, have you considered doing a through-trek in your own country? it's usually very affordable.<br><br><br><br>
a friend of mine did the lake district over 10 days and had a lovely time staying in affordable b&bs along the way. we are also interested in the west highland way trek and a number of others.<br><br><br><br>
here's a <a href="http://www.walklink.com/hiking.html" target="_blank">website</a> with more info.
 

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Thanks for the ideas everyone!<br><br><br><br>
I'll talk to my sister about it tonight...<br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 
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