Holland and Belgium don't exist *there*. Nik 02:48, 7 December 2005 (PST)
- About time someone noticed! ;)) Nik wins the 20/- cash prize (send name and address to: Prizes, Drawer 22, Acouasoel, CBA). The advert was made in 1997 or early 1998. In those days, the rest of the world (apart from the NAL) was exactly like *here*. No Jervaine, no HRE, no RTC. We hadn't discovered what the world actually looks like as of yet. Elemtilas
- Yeah, this might actually be the oldest image ever made for IB! I saw it in Christophe's copy of your Kerno grammar (back from the days when it was still known to the world as "Kernu"). Only for that very reason we should give it a special place already. Which does of course not mean that an updated version wouldn't be a good idea! --IJzeren Jan 02:27, 10 December 2005 (PST)
The Trip's Cost
How can they possibly claim £475 is fantastically low (anywhere near low for that matter)? £475 *there* would be about £18,315 *here*. Who would pay that? Comparable cruise ships cost about half as much. Can someone explain this?
- the crab puffs are just DEE-vine....... Seriously though, bearing in mind that *here* etihad has £42k+ one way tickets and considering this is a cruise rather then just going from point A to point B, that's actually not that bad if its a "live in luxury on a budget" sort of package.--Marc pasquin 17:48, 6 July 2017 (PDT)
- Also, I don't think monetary values *there* directly correspond to monetary values *here*. If you're going by the cost of corresponding weights of silver, I don't quite think that's how currency would be pegged to *here*.
- Also, Etihad has £42k one way tickets?!? Are they *that* dedicated to catering to rich oil sheikhs?!? Juanmartinvelezlinares 18:09, 6 July 2017 (PDT)
- That's a really interesting point that I haven't considered. The value of silver would probably be wildly different *there* from *here*. If silver is not the way we would find *there*'s pound's value, then what do you think would help us calculate the true value of this trip? I have tried to compensate for the issue of working off of silver prices by doing some significant rounding of the actual number. The real correspondence would change every few minutes if we base it off of silver prices, so I rounded it to the number you see. I did that calculation a while ago, so by now it probably is somewhat inaccurate if we go off of silver prices. Another question I have is would exchange rates between *there* and *here* behave the same way that exchange rates between, for example, between GBP and EUR do?