Amsterdam and London 2004
Spring 2004 came and almost went without me traveling, and I found myself getting restless. I looked to see what destinations were cheap, and narrowed my choices down to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels. The latter was discarded after it received no positive votes from friends and a couple negatives. I desperately want to go to Hong Kong, but I wasn't willing to tackle that one alone. Eventually I settled on a trip to Amsterdam, and I threw in London because the package company I used actually had a cheaper trip that included three days in London ...
€1 (euro) was roughly $1.18 U.S. at the time, and £1 was about $1.80.