People often associate the idea of travelling with huge expenditures.Truth is, travelling on a budget is not as difficult as it sounds, and for some people, it adds to the travel experience! Many travel destinations are both unique and affordable. Here are a few amazing destinations to travel to this 2020. You’ll also only need a daily budget of about $30 to $40 to cover your transportation and food!
Indonesia is especially famous for Bali, given its beautiful landscapes and culture. However, the country also has plenty more to offer. From historical architecture and temples to rainforest treks, the country appeals to tourists from all walks of life. The country is also relatively inexpensive for Cambodian travellers. With a budget of $25 per day, you should be able to comfortably cover your meals and transport. Some interesting places to visit would include Lombok, Java, and the Komodo Islands.
Turkey is an exceptionally colourful country to visit. Once home to the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires, it boasts a multicultural background that is reflected in its archaeological excavation sites, many of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. That said, the allure of Turkey is not limited only to its fairytale churches and monuments. There is a diversity of culture to be discovered here, along with good food as well as beautiful mountain ranges and Mediterranean beaches. Those of you on a budget holiday can definitely enjoy three solid meals and travel a fair bit via the local transportation with $30 per day. Aside from the ever-popular Istanbul, do also visit Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Alanya.
Not too far away from Turkey, is Romania — which is slowly growing in popularity amongst travellers. Populated by Romanians and other ethnic such as Hungarians, Germans, Italians, Turks, and Roma, this country allows you to experience a hodgepodge of culture, unlike others. Be sure to check out the impressive architectures of Bran Castle, which is known to house the legendary Dracula, as well as Peles Castle and the wooden churches of Maramures. There are also other natural attractions, such as the Turda Salt Mine, which once played a prominent role in Romania’s history, and the UNESCO Danube Delta reserve. Lastly, don’t miss out on Transylvania, which has the beautiful scenery of the Carpathian Mountains to offer. Set yourself a minimum daily budget of $40 for food and basic transportation.
Thailand is another affordable travel destination for Cambodians. If you head further up into the northern region of the country, such as provinces like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Lamphun, you will discover the lesser-seen side of Thailand. Take time to appreciate the rice fields, Buddhist temples, and hill tribes that you can find there. While Thailand may bear certain similarities to Cambodia, such as the geography and the type of food, there are also plenty of other historical and cultural attractions to captivate your interest. A minimum budget of $30 will be enough to get you food and basic transportation, although you will need more if you are staying in the cities.
With its showcase of the Amazon rainforest, Caribbean coast, and the Andes Mountains, Colombia is one country in South America that you would not want to miss. Experience the ever-vibrant culture, noble historical architecture, and exciting outdoor activities like trekking in the Cocora Valley and hiking at the Tayrona National Park. Alternatively, take a trip to Cartagena to discover the city’s history, or walk through Bogota to see the street art drawn by some of the world’s best-loved street artists. You can also go on a jungle walk to the Ciudad Perdida, known as a “lost city”. It is believed to be even older than the famous Machu Picchu. There is plenty to see and do in Colombia, and a minimum daily budget of $35 is usually enough to cover your food and transport.
As you continue to explore different hacks to travel on a budget, remember that one way to keep your travelling cost low is to compare flight prices for the cheapest rate. You can make use of online aggregators such as SkyScanner and Google Flights, but the best way to do it is to subscribe to the newsletters of airline companies as they will inform you about cheap flights.
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