How to globe-trot on a small budget

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Everyone dreams of travelling to far away places. The main concern, however, is the costs involved in foreign travel. Many are discouraged by the high expenses. But the expenses can be reduced if the tour is properly planned. If you can achieve that, there are many places where beautiful sights and experiences await you at low costs.

Mexico

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Mexico is a place with fantastic beaches, captivating scenery, and tasty food. Mexico is relatively cheap off-season. During seasons (November to March), it can rip your pocket. Most of the tourists arrive Mexico during this season.

The rents of high-end hotels skyrocket during the season, especially in December. Even then, most hotel rooms will be booked and so it is better to avoid travelling to Mexico during this period. Food is relatively cheaper in Mexico. Most dishes including those with fish etc will cost no more than Rs 200. Cheaper flights are available in the domestic sector. Long distance bus service cater to the needs of travellers who wish to cover the ground on road.

Greece

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Greece is a place popular worldwide thanks to the myths and fables originating there. Carrying a cultural history from as far back as 2000 BC, Greece offers many ancient monuments and relics of great historical and mythological significance.

In recent times, the economy of Greece has taken a beating. Greece is having to scratch from the start economically. So travelling to Greece is also one way of helping it. Greece is actually not very expensive. But the sights there are still rich in colour and diversity. There are more than 1000 islands, big and small, in Greece. But less than 200 of them are inhabited. May, June, July, September, and October are the months suitable for travelling to Greece.

Fiji Island

Many are fascinated by islands and beaches. Many would love to spend hours on a good sandy beach. They are also good for honeymooners. The resorts in Fiji are not that expensive and can fit a reasonable budget. Fiji is an island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Fiji, consisting of 322 islets, is a tourist paradise. A picturesque landscape, coral reefs and divine lagoons make Fiji an enchanting destination. Scuba diving facilities are available for the tourists for affordable packages.

Colombia

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Columbia is a confluence of a friendly people, lush green forests, pure air, beautiful seafronts and the majesty of Spanish legacy. Many aspire to visit Columbia. Food, accommodation, and small-time shopping come cheap in Columbia. Peso is their currency.

Dishes with fresh sea fish can be had from beachside restaurants. Though cheap, these dishes are delicious. A stay in the charming guest houses designed in the Spanish style would cost up to Rs 2000 only. Facilities are available for Scuba diving. The Ciudad Perdida trekking and a coffee tour to Salento will be refreshing experiences for those visiting Columbia.

Thailand

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Thailand is a place where one can have a stay akin to a stay in an Indian city. Thailand is also a place to which flight fares are among the least for international destinations and so is the case of cost of accommodation. The landscape is not very dissimilar to that of Kerala and there are many rare sights on offer. They have lovely beaches. The local cuisine and the shopping opportunities, too, attract many. The sleepless streets and the night-long dance beats here make it a tourist paradise. Many newly-weds prefer Thailand to spend their honeymoon.

Lively beaches, cityscapes, wildlife, scenic valleys, mouth-watering cuisine, good accommodation facilities and a lot of options for budget-shopping etc are the factors attracting the tourists here. Most travellers avail tour packages which can comprise of food, accommodation, and visits to the attractions at a cheaper price. If booked in advance, there could be considerable saving on the airfares. Once in Thailand, the expenses can be minimised further by avoiding expensive restaurants and opting for street food which are cheaper and tastier.

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