It is the dream of many to get on an airplane and cross the ocean to know distant and unknown lands. In fact, it is one of the objectives that most commonly appear in the lists of New Year’s resolutions for Mexicans, but which most of them fail to comply with because they think that in order to travel, much is needed for one thing: money.
And as we already have too many personal expenses, we relegate that dream until it seems an impossible thing. But the reason for this article is to tell you that you can travel, that never like today has been so easy and that, in addition, can be very cheap, if you plan your trip with time and intelligence.
I say intelligence because if your plan is to travel without finishing all your savings, you should not decide to take that trip to, for example, Venice or the city of New York, places that are known to be extremely expensive. Instead of traveling there, why do not you go to places that are more extraordinary, unique and exotic, and much cheaper?
Maybe your answer is that you do not know which sites are like that. Well, do not hesitate anymore, because here we present a list of five countries where you can travel with very little money.
This beautiful country in Southeast Asia is known among backpackers for being one of the most paradisiacal places that can be visited with little money. Thailand is a tropical country with a very rich culture and food worthy of the most demanding palates. Some of the reasons why this beautiful place known as the Land of Smiles is so cheap is because you can visit several of its main attractions without paying a penny: the amazing beaches and the delicate Buddhist temples.
Although the name of this country can cause your first thought to be war, because of the famous war that took place along with the United States more than forty years ago, Vietnam is a place like no other that charms its visitors. Perhaps it is their beautiful rural landscapes with rice fields and mountains, or perhaps the fact that you can enjoy the best dishes of their cuisine in small plastic stools on the edge of the street. The delicious coffee, the beautiful coastline with tropical beaches and the mountains with indigenous groups that boast of their colorful culture are other reasons why you can not miss this country.
India is a country that will overwhelm all your senses. From the multicolored fabrics worn by women in their typical clothes, to the smells and flavors of one of the most delicious cuisines in the world, India is a transformative experience and, believe me, you will never be the same again. This country is one of the largest in the world and offers so many attractions that although you will visit a couple a day, there would be no way to end it in a year. Among its most popular sites are the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, the sacred river Ganges, the desert landscapes of Rajasthan and the beautiful beaches of the south.
If a trip to Asia is not your thing, because of the distance or because you die to get to know Europe, then I recommend a holiday in Poland, one of the most economical and at the same time beautiful countries in the Old World. This place drains interesting history and has nothing more and nothing less than fourteen sites named Patrimonies of Humanity by Unesco. You can spend your days here getting to know cities with beautiful architecture, such as Krakow and Warsaw, walking in the woods, tasting their famous vodka or touring all the country’s castles.
Our last recommendation is about a place between Europe and the Middle East: Turkey, a huge country that you should visit even once in your life. This nation has it all, from small villages full of magic and towering mountains, to Mediterranean beaches and ruins of ancient empires. Because it is located in one of the most privileged locations, both geographically and culturally, Turkey is a place like no other. Visit the spectacular mosques of Istanbul, get on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia and swim in the hot springs of Hierapolis.
There you have five very economical countries for your next trip. Which of them attracted you the most? Remember that traveling with little money is possible, you just have to plan it well.