10 Places to visit on a budget
That very long bucket list of travel destinations may not be financially achievable right now – but there are a lot of places where you'll get more value for your money. From Prague to Thailand, here are 10 places you can visit without using up every last penny.
There's a reason why Thailand is so popular with explorers – it has unspoiled islands, a rich culture, shoreline beaches in abundance, tempting food and plenty of things to do, and all accessible at frequently staggeringly low costs. Look at Nakhon Si Thammarat for a variety of the best food the nation brings to the table, or hire a motorbike to make the 600km trek along the Mae Hong Son Loop through the forested northern mountains.
In spite of a momentous rate of progress throughout the decades since the end of the American War, Vietnam remains a stunning place to visit for Western guests. The nation's most prominent fascination is its wonderful farmland, from the limestone karsts of the north to the conduits and paddy fields of the Mekong Delta, with beautiful shorelines and busy urban areas packed in the middle.
Then there's the delicious food – pull up a stool at a pho slow down and for just two or three dollars you'll be eating a portion of the best food on offer.
On the off chance that you've visited Brazil and Argentina, or are simply searching for a superior place to visit, make a beeline for neighbouring Uruguay. You'll be delighted to hear you can in any case find fantastic meat dishes here; additionally, there a lot of flawless shorelines to browse – go to Cabo Polonio for calmer sands and the natural life – and the lovely old capital of Montevideo.
Since relations amongst Cuba and the US began improving, there's never been a better time to visit this Caribbean island. Go now before it changes to the point of being indistinguishable – and before the costs begin to go up and up. Hit the salsa clubs of Havana, become involved with the exciting July festival of Santiago, or plunge your toes in the warm Caribbean sea at Varadero Beach – whatever you do, you'll see it is hard not to leave totally in love with the country.
5. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is one of Europe's least expensive urban capital's to visit. For only a couple of Czech Crowns you can get a healthy supper, washed down with a good brew. The city itself is a marvel, packed brimming with history and ideal for adventures by foot.
Try not to be put off by Greece's current monetary issues – the budgetary circumstances is all the more reason to make a trip here and to help the natives. The circumstance means that costs are less expensive than they used to be, and that implies that you may have the budget to visit an additional island or two during your trip. Pay with Visa ahead of time, yet bring enough money with you for your excursions, and you're basically ensured an astounding outing.
It's hard not to fall under the spell of Guatemala and its convincing blend of magnificence, Maya customs and pioneer heritage. Absolute rock bottom costs make this a standout amongst other spots. Bounce onto one of the nation's well known camionetas or "chicken transports" to investigate, drench up the sights of agile Antigua, or be wowed by the stupendous Maya sanctuaries of Tikal.
India is a popular place for explorers – there are few nations where you can at present travel so widely and eat so well for nearly nothing. In case you're after a beach break, shun Goa for the beautiful shorelines of the sanctuary town of Gokarna; for astonishing food, it's difficult to beat the puris and kebabs of Mumbai; or make a beeline for the Golden City of Jaisalmer from where you can investigate the apparently unlimited sands of the Thar Desert.
Portugal stays extraordinarily reasonably priced compared to other deals in Western Europe, and is particularly worth considering if you need to keep away from the busier resorts and urban communities of Spain. Skirt the Algarve for the toughly lovely Alentejo (with its modest, crisp fish) and dynamic, uber cool Lisbon; and remember to sufficiently set euros aside for a pastéis de belém (custard tart) or two.
One of the least expensive nations in South America, Bolivia is likewise one that's generally misjudged. Best of the locations is without a doubt the bewildering Salar de Uyuni salt pads, a few day voyage through which will typically set you back under £100.