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budget • Lonely Planet • culture
cut down • thousands
  1. If feels like there are and thousands of people at the fair today.
  2. A good way to experience the is to live with a local family.
  3. says there are many inexpensive hostels on this street.
  4. You really need to on the amount of time you spend shopping.
  5. I'm kind of on a time today, but I would have about an hour to get coffee with you.
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736 Travel Options
Keren compares ways to travel, such as travelling alone or with a friend.

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time budget

I tend to be on a time budget so I do use guidebooks.

A 'time budget' is when you don't have a lot of time to spend doing things at your leisure, so, as a result, you have to limit the time that you have to do certain things.

Notice the following:

  1. I am not sure if we will get chance to do all of those things, as we are on quite a strict time budget.
  2. She says that she is on a time budget, but she will try and get to see you at the weekend.

Lonely Planet

In general it will be the Lonely Planet - the same as everybody else.

'Lonely Planet' is a company that produces guidebooks and travel guides for countries all over the world.

Notice the following:

  1. I always take a Lonely Planet guide book with me.
  2. Have you tried the Lonely Planet series? I always find them to be very good.

experience the culture

I think on a budget that you experience the culture better as well.

When you 'experience the culture' of a place, it means that you immerse yourself in the way that they people from that area do things.

Notice the following:

  1. I always try and experience the culture of new countries that I visit.
  2. Did you experience any interesting cultures when you were traveling?

cut down

I cut down on alcohol.

When you 'cut down' on something it means that you decrease how much you do it, consume it or buy it.

Notice the following:

  1. I need to cut down on the amount of chocolate that I eat.
  2. To lose weight, you need to cut down on your food portions and exercise more.

thousands and thousands

In a place like Machu Picchu, there are thousands and thousands of other tourists and there's nothing you can do about it.

'Thousands and thousands' is a term (usually exaggerated) to describe that there is a lot of something.

Notice the following:

  1. I have thousands and thousand of jobs to do today.
  2. There are thousands and thousands of houses in the city.