|Subject: Paris or Rome instead of London? Budget accommodation|
Two years ago (this May) my husband and I spent three weeks in Paris. We had a studio apartment in a great area - safe, near everything and reasonably priced. They have studios with kitchen-corners (small fridge, 2 burner stove, etc.)
Some other Ziners have stayed there too. The people run a Zen meditation centre and the studio apartments underwrite the cost of the facility.
It costs 315 euros for a week for a single (that's $74 CDN per night). http://www.maisonzen.com/
I have heard that there are convents that have budget accommodation in Rome...I believe other Ziners have first-hand experience with this.
Mind you, the euro has gone up against the dollar too (sigh!)
Frances Toronto, Canada