Money, money, money . . .
No, not the Pink Floyd song! This post is about the practical issue we all face as we finally begin to make plans to travel to the country of our choice in order to meet the many beautiful ladies offered by A Foreign Affair.
Of course the other issue is time. Most tours last 7 days, but can be increased to 10 or 14 at your choice. Only you can study your personal calendar to make this decision.
Let’s examine what you will need to budget in order to travel to one of the countries around the world offered by AFA. In order to do so we will have to make some assumptions. Although club tours and executive programs are available, let’s consider romance tours.
The countries offered include the Philippines (two cities), Thailand, China (two cities), Costa Rica, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Columbia (three cities) and the Ukraine (seven cities).
Although AFA reduced the tour cost recently, here are some examples from the 2016 schedule.
Thailand – $1795
Shenzhen, China – $1995
Dominican Republic – $1595
Medellin, Columbia – $1695
Kiev, Kharkov, Ukraine – $3095
Of course other tours may cost a bit more depending on the destination.
These tours include your single occupancy hotel room and breakfast, at least two socials, transportation and the use of the local office. You are responsible for your airfare. As you know this can vary greatly depending upon your location and destination and the time of year.
The only other expenditure that you will have to plan for is your dating. Hopefully, there will be many.
A first date (I prefer to call them meetings), should only last an hour or so. A cup of coffee or a light lunch is more than enough. Once you talk to each other, it will work or not.
You will be responsible for the check and her transportation. Other than the Philippines where they speak English, you will have to pay for a translator in all likelihood. This will cost about $20 per hour. I always offer a tip (10% is fine). So this total cost is completely up to you for the length of the trip. My reasoning is that as long as you have made the effort to go you should date as often as possible.
Your Visa, MasterCard or debit card will work fine in most cases. ATMs are readily available. Be sure to contact the bank or card company and let them know about your plans so you are not shut down.
I hope this has been helpful. Once you have the time and the finances set aside, make an open reservation for $475. This is good for any tour at any time and will provide great motivation for you.
The only factor left is the will to improve your life. Stop writing endless letters and make the life-defining decision to go. You will never be sorry. I wish I could tell you how many times I have heard participants say, “if only I had done this years ago!”