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Chapter 9 : Cheap Countries

The following list of a few cheap destinations might be out-of-date by the time you read this, but you can check online for prices of hotels and restaurants. Also, as the dollar declines in value, many countries will become more expensive to travel to. Look for those with even weaker currencies for bargains.


My favorite international destination. You can still get a decent meal for two dollars (as of 2008). U.S. dollars, by the way, since that's conveniently the official currency of Ecuador now. From the beautiful snow-capped Andes mountains, to the Galapagos Islands, you'll never run out of places to explore in Ecuador. Travel there is safe and inexpensive.

South America

In general all of South America is inexpensive, and the most affordable countries are, in my opinion, the most beautiful. These are the countries along the Andes mountains; Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Argentina, thanks to it's recent economic troubles, is once again a cheap place for travelers as well.

Central America

It costs very little to travel and vacation in both Nicaragua and Guatemala. Nicaragua, in particular, has become more stable and safe for travelers in recent years. Costa Rica is a wonderful too, and though it is one of more expensive counties of Central America, that probably still leaves it cheaper than Europe.


India is still low-cost, especially if you stay in the numerous hostels and boarding houses. Thailand and Indonesia are also very cheap. With all international destinations, the plane tickets will be your single biggest travel expense. This is especially true with the Asian countries. Being there is cheap, but getting there may not be.

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. - Henry Miller

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