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1. Posted by mochilero (Budding Member, 5 posts) 23 Oct '05 18:14

What are the cheapest coutries to travel in?

The last time me and my wife were in Ecuador, you could still get a meal in a clean restaurant for $2, and we stayed in the resort town of Banos for a week at $6 per night (negotiated down from $12) for the room (Clean, cable TV). Bus travel is still really inexpensive too. Oh, and we went from beaches on the coast to glaciers in the Andes. (It's a beautiful country.)

Any other suggestions for affordable destinations? (I understand that India is cheap once you're there, but I'm not sure the deals on plane tickets are great.)

Steve

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2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive, 1052 posts) 23 Oct '05 23:06

Laos - if you like something more civilised try Thailand. About $10 a day if you want

3. Posted by SeoulManOk (Budding Member, 16 posts) 24 Oct '05 08:01

I like cheap but I don't like dirty. Where can I go?

4. Posted by cdntrvl (Full Member, 50 posts) 24 Oct '05 11:21

I spent some time in Cambodia this past August and at $15/day I was treated like a King. I could have easily stayed for half that if I wanted a fan room with shared bath.

Ecuador was a nice destination. I stayed at the Liana Lodge in the Amazon Basin - not a budget destination but it was so worth the little extra (even at $20/night).

Other inexpensive places I have been to include Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe (that might not be a great destination today) in fact most of Africa is fairly inexpensive with the exception of South Africa.

5. Posted by tyronius (Budding Member, 12 posts) 26 Oct '05 13:19

I heard thailand was cheep but I haven't been there yet. Anybody been there.

6. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member, 295 posts) 27 Oct '05 00:39

I found Argentina to be good value for money for the quality of services you get there.

7. Posted by whereshego (Budding Member, 22 posts) 27 Oct '05 14:30

I liked Argentina too....about 2 years ago. But things are on the rise there. You may want to check out South Africa.

8. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member, 715 posts) 28 Oct '05 02:15

In INDIA YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT.good prices.

9. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 28 Oct '05 17:51

Quoting tyronius

I heard thailand was cheep but I haven't been there yet. Anybody been there.

Thailand can be cheap, depending on what part or islands you visit. You can stay in the &15/day budget if you are careful and stay away from the heavily visited spots like Phuket and Samui.

I would vote for Vietnam. I was there for several months and never paid more than $8 for a room and most meals were $1-2, less if you eat where locals do. Your room, food & transport can be in the $10/day range. In 2005, visiting a beautiful country with great beaches for $300/month is really hard to beat.

10. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member, 349 posts) 1 Nov '05 23:10

Cambodia is more expensive than Thailand, I thought. I felt like my wallet was always undergoing a seige in Cambodia! Largely due to the fact that they mainly use the US$. We suffered a bad case of sticker shock when we overnighted in Los Angeles after coming back from SE Asia. Not only was a can of Coke really as expensive as the price tag said--no exchange rate to make us happy!--but there was no negotiating anything, either. We were ready to hop back on the plane and get back to Asia.