10 Travel Adventures That Don't Break The Bank

Do you dream of planning a great trip in 2010? Is the money a bit tight? Well, look at the destinations below. Magic, excitement and adventure, yes. But for a budget-conscious globe trotter, it is just as important that these are places where dollars will be a long, long way. As a travel writer I am fortunate to have experienced all 10, but I like every traveler to relax.


Vietnam is packing a lot on its borders. Among the highlights are the misty Halong Bay with the stunning landscapes of limestone walkways and islands; the Mekong-delta floating markets; the old Vietnamese tunnels near Cu-Chi near Saigon – now officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. (Don't worry about getting stuck: one tunnel has been expanded especially for Westerners.) Backpackers are exceptionally cheap, but decent hotels often cost less than $ 40. like a dollar. For local hangouts, Saigon Export beer costs a 40-cent bottle.

To the final traffic story to tell people to get home, go to the old quarter of Hanoi. The attempt to cross the road changes to a heartbeat adventure. Not only are you against psycho-cyclosos (rickshaw bikes), but there are thousands of motorcycles and scooters who consider the red traffic signal as a suggestion rather than an instruction. The best place to experience total chaos comes from inside a cyclo-rickshaw.

Eastern Europe, Lithuania

The southernmost of the Baltic States are usually accompanied by Letta and Estonia. However, you can easily spend one week in Lithuania alone. Wonderful cities like Vilnius and Kaunas are among the arts, music and historical attractions … mushroom-stained forests and haystack farmers … mysterious sites in pagan traditions … the windy sandy beaches of the Kurzeme Mountains -comb for amber.

Mid June is a great opportunity. Lithuanian national celebration, the old pagan festival, Rasos refers to the summer solstice. The whole night is singing, dancing, bonfire hunting, "magic" ferns hunting, and rays floating on rivers. Even though serious alcoholic partying has taken place, most people remain awake to greet the sunrise. As for prices, how about $ 2.54 for three potato pancakes with smoked salmon and sour cream and $ 1 for a glass of Svyturnys beer?

Granada, Nicaragua

Of Granada's colonial colonial city, it can often be a week in Nicaragua: treating volcanoes … keeping Spanish lessons … visit the Masaya ship market and villages where make rocking chairs, hammocks and ceramics … discover the Selva Negra clouds and coffee plantations … talk to expatsk in the San Juan del Sur seaside surfing town … visit colonial Leon, where you can get to the indigenous Indians.

Cold Victoria beer access to a rocking chair is a joy that is usually under $ 1, and spend more than $ 7 for meals. Located on Granada’s main square, Alhambra Hotel costs $ 30 per night.

Goa, South India

India enchants beyond what you can ever experience elsewhere. The easiest introduction to this gorgeous country is the Goa seaside condition. Under the tropical canopy of banana, coconut and mango trees, this sleepy world of Arabian beaches, backwaters and spicy loads is more than a few old reminders. You will find sunrise yoga on the beach, full massage for $ 8, dolphin excursions for around $ 6 and colorful hippie markets.

Two people, including four beers, can eat in under-$ 10 seafood. And if you want to reduce your bones, just $ 8 a night in simple beach chalets.

Porto and Northern Portugal

Port wines are famous (yes, they offer free samples), Porto is Portugal's second city. A historic Atlantic harbor, a bell of laundry-hanging alleys, stretches to the waterfront of boats, nets and fish restaurants. Honeysuckle (bacalhau) hanging out of supermarkets with original art nouveau tiled facades; The Sao Francisco Church has a golden leaf that can mate King Midas. Don't miss the Bolhau food market or the highest bell tower of the Torre dos Clerigos portfolio. From above you have a great view of the chaotic cityscape of churches, bridges and roofed houses.

According to EU regulations, the price of meals, accommodation and public transport in the region is surprising. Trains and buses are an affordable way to make exploration day trips along the coast and within the terraced vineyards and green river valleys. Do not miss the stairs of Braga and the thousand-footed Bom Jesus Temple. On holy days, some pilgrims struggle on their knees.


After the dissolution of Serbia, Montenegro is Europe's most recent resort – and the world's newest independent nation. With a three course meal for $ 7 and private houses for $ 10, you will find a rocky mountain area with caves, beaches and pale gray stone houses off the Adriatic coast. The sea shines like blue topaz and medieval masonry towns that adorn the Venetian winged lion's emblem with fortresses and palaces.

Now paint in the monasteries that lay on the mountain peaks and red tiled roofs and deep green shutters. Roman mosaics … olive plantations … lily lakes … deep canyons and huge Boka Kotorska, Europe's southernmost fjord … Ulcinj's border town with minarets and pirate slaves.


The Alps? It cannot be denied that Switzerland is one of the most beautiful and beautiful countries in the world. But if you don't report with a cost account, I can promise you that discovery of mountains, lakes, and medieval cities will put your finances in a hurry.

In winter or in the summer, the neighboring Austria has the same alpine wow factor as well as the splendor of the city of Vienna and Salzburg. And much cheaper than you think. For example, in the village of Fendels in Tyrol, you can rent two furnished apartments in the next spring for 175 euros ($ 230) per week. Surrounded by hiking trails, the village of Fendels is an excellent starting point – the Tyrolean Oberland is close to the borders of Switzerland and Italy. (Go to the Austrian Tourist Board website: http://www.tiscover.at and find plenty of self-catering accommodation at similar prices.)

Penang, Malaysia

Malaysian, Chinese and a melting pot of Indian culture, Malaysia offers white white beaches and virgin rainforests filled with wildlife; The lively capital of Kuala Lumpur and the historic port city of Malacca; cheap seafood and cheap spa pampering; sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, golf and island teasing.

With a variety of Chinese flavors, one of Malaysia's star turns is Georgetown, the capital of Penang Island. Snake temples, arcade houses, and mahjong tiles and cubes meet; kong-tar craftsmen who make funeral items; the fish was washed freely like washing. On the Weld Quay waterfront, there are about 2000 fishing families living in the terrible wooden houses on the Clan Quay Pier.

Chania, Crete

On the Greek island of Crete, Chania is a city that would be abandoned. Crete's former capital, with a history of 5000 years. In the thin alleys of the old city there are icon workshops … in the repair of dusty musical instruments hanging … the fall of the white jasmine from the arches … the cats lie on the balcony … the unlikeness of a pencil-minaret over the church towers and a mosque that crouching on the waterfront.

Chania's old Venetian harbor clenched with the garlands of colored bulbs is truly romance. The water shines in purple, sapphire and emerald waves, the Venetian lighthouse delivers the pearl, and the stalls are constantly traded with pistachio nuts. The alleyways that were quiet in the afternoon, the strength of the local inhabitants – after the evening walk – weakened. Even in July and August you will find studio apartments for under $ 40 a night, plus $ 10.

Bohemia, Czech Republic

Prague lives with tourists, but few know that other Czech departments offer it. One of the regions of the Czech Republic, with its magical mosaics of castles, frescoed houses and the Rapunzel-style towers, is a sword and a witch fairy tale. In Cesky Krumlov you can get into the medieval bear bust filled with bears. On the outskirts of Sedlec, Kutna Hora, there is a chapel decorated with completely human bones, right up to the chandelier.

There are stoups in many cities … with high "plague pillows" decorated with enthusiastic devils. They commemorate the liberation from the disasters that swept Europe in the Middle Ages. Then there is Karlovy Vary, the oldest spa town in Bohemia. The bathing water is flourishing throughout the city, which visitors can collect for free, the beautiful location of baroque buildings in sugar-plum colors, flower parks and bohemian crystals.

Source by Handoko Tantra

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