If you’ve managed to secure a budget-friendly all-inclusive vacation for this summer and you’re concerned about the value you’ll be getting for your hard-earned money in terms of both excitement and alcoholic beverages, a TikTok “science” experiment conducted by the Cheap Holiday Expert, also known as Chelsea Dickenson, might just surprise you.
Chelsea, a passionate advocate for affordable travel, aims to provide her 88.7K TikTok followers with great deals without compromising on their holiday experience.
Because let’s face it, nobody wants their vacation cocktail to be a watered-down disappointment. So, together with her partner James, they decided to employ their trusty “alcohol measurer,” or as the comments have informed us, a “refractometer,” to investigate the vodka at a “cheap all-inclusive hotel.” Using a pipette, they carefully drop some of the clear liquid onto the refractometer and expect it to show an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 37.5%.
Conducting the experiment twice, they obtain results slightly lower than expected, measuring at an ABV of 33%.
So, does this mean that we’ve all been deceived into sipping diluted cocktails by the poolside?
“Why could the measurement be a few percentages off?” Chelsea asks her “scientist” partner James.
His response might catch you off guard: “Temperature can affect the accuracy of the reading.”
What does this mean?
“Well, that suggests to me that they’re not diluting the drinks,” James concludes.
The duo mentions that they witnessed the bartender breaking the seal of brand new bottles.
“I’m confident in saying that this place doesn’t water down their beverages,” Chelsea asserts.
“There’s definitely no watering down happening here,” she firmly concludes from the experiment.
James adds, “These are honest people,” before the pair celebrate the results with a shot of the strong stuff.
In other recent news related to budget travel, Sunny Beach in Bulgaria has been recommended as one of the world’s most affordable holiday destinations.
Given the current cost of living crisis, where every penny counts, it’s natural for all of us to try to keep our expenses as low as possible.
Keeping this in mind, the Post Office has compiled a comprehensive list called the “World Holiday Costs Barometer” (WHCB), which highlights the cheapest holiday destinations worldwide. This list has been calculated annually for the past decade and takes into account the prices of eight key holiday essentials: a three-course meal for two, a cup of coffee, a bottle of beer, a Coca-Cola, a glass of wine, a bottle of water, sun cream, and insect repellent. The WHCB covers 40 cities and resorts, helping determine the most cost-effective vacation spots.
Surprisingly, Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, a popular destination among British tourists, secured the third position on this year’s list. With just £58.30, you can enjoy all the aforementioned items in this budget-friendly resort.