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11. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 5y

Hi Carmen,

Camping is mainly limited to national parks or leisure places at lakes, etc. And it's not necessarily much cheaper than a hostel bed. In some cities, you may fight camp sites too, but in most no. However, these are typically not well located, sometimes temporarily shut down and not cheaper than a hostel anyway.

Renting a bicycle and cycling around is a great way to explore the city. But not necessarily cheaper, or can be more expensive. Should your couchsurf host offer to let you use their bicycle, you can save some money.

12. Posted by mkey_gal (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

Kichikacha.. :D

o.o~~ ok ok... Now i get it.. So better hostel or couchsurfing... And a bicycle would do the job.. =D Thx for the help.. You help me clear up some of my blurry thoughts on matters..


13. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 5y

Camping out usually requires carrying around a tent and or sleeping bags if you are a budget traveler and using buses or trains, best travel very light and go to hostals, here in Latin America lodgings are very inexpensive compared to USA, Europe, UK, Australia, Japan, Korea, etc. always purchase a country, city, regional specific guidebook in print as well when traveling, a print guide or handbook can be your 'best friend' in a pinch, no 'wi fi' required

Never camp on property where you have not permission of owner, or in remote areas where there is no security, back in the 1980s when I was homeless in Miami we were allowed by owner to camp and sleep out under the causeway nights till dawn, we had our own 'security detail' and troublesome people were barred or ejected. When on the road guard your Passport, credit or debit card and other valuables, keep a low profile.

Check out Mr. google for campsites worldwide

14. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 5y

Hosting couchsurfers can be fun. I did that for a couple of years, and hosted (among others) a really wonderful couple from Belgium, who had great stories of their travels through India and southwest China. I guided them on a hike up a nearby mountain, and afterwards they cooked a nice dinner at my apartment... I enjoyed their visit as much as they did, I think. If you aren't travelling yourself, try hosting.

Unfortunately, I can't host anymore. Not with a 2-week-old baby at home.

15. Posted by shepalie (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

madpoet: Agreed! I host whenever I can, and even though there aren't a lot of people coming to my hometown, you still meet excellant people. It's also a great way to get to know your own city; travellers come with info about clubs, parks, restaurants, or entertainment you would never know about otherwise!

Also, if you're nervouse about couchsurfing yourself, hosting is a good way to get into the community, and sort of inderstand what people are looking for and what they're like.

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