Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Top 5 Cheapest Places to Travel

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about travel is that it needs to be expensive. This false assumption is the root of the most common question people ask me. “How can you afford to travel so often — are you rich?”

Obviously taking organized tours of Europe, sailing the Galapagos or hanging out in cities like New York, Sydney and Dubai is is going to cost you a pretty penny. But did you know that there are certain cheap places to travel where you can travel on $50 per day, or even less?

Whether you’ve got money saved, plan to work abroad, or even want to become location-independent, your money will go farther in many regions of the world than it will at home. So why not find cheap places to travel?

Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar
Today, Cox's Bazar is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh. It has yet to become a major international tourist destination, and has no international hotel chains because of the lack of publicity and transportation.



With beds for £1 and lip-smacking food for less than that, Cambodia is so cheap you often feel guilty for paying so little. Where once travellers justifably feared to tread, Cambodia is now very much on the SE Asian itinerary for many a school leaver. Perhaps the country's biggest draw is Angkor Wat, one of the world's most amazing historical sites. Spiritual, sublime and yours for £3 a day…or less!


Unspoilt and undeveloped, despite its rise in popularity in the last few years, Vietnam is still super cheap, as well as being a beautiful country (although 'beautiful' might be stretching the description of thrillingly hectic capital Hanoi). You can easily get by on £5 a day, which includes a guest house, local food, transport and a bit of drinking. Just imagine the lifestyle you could have if you stretched to £10!


Budapest, the historic Hungarian capital on the Danube, is a definite must-see on anyone's European tour. While it isn't quite as cheap as before the budget airlines got there, it still has prices from its days at the heart of the Ottoman Empire. Indulge in luscious cakes, get refreshed on strong liquor and sweat it out in the famous thermal spas. With meals for £2 ($5), train tickets for £1 ($4) and rooms for £10 ($20), Budapest is a beautiful bargain.

Sri Lanka

'With gossamer-fine sands, cloud-wrapped mountains, waterfalls, tea plantations and palm trees wafting in the breeze, Sri Lanka is the picture perfect paradise'...Ok, thanks tourist brochure. We'll concentrate on feasting on fish curry, trekking in the jungle and staying in hotels on the beach for tuppence. Well, not quite two pence, but you can live right royally for under £25 (5,000 LKR) a day.

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