Best Travel Destinations on a Budget with Appi Alla
Travelling seems like a luxury, but it doesn’t always have to break the bank. Appi Alla explains some of the best destinations to travel when you’re on a budget.
For many, the concept of traveling seems like a luxury that only the well to do can afford. While this may have been the case twenty years ago, these days, thanks to the proliferation of budget airlines all over the world as well as the increasing popularity of travel in general, it’s a much more affordable activity on the whole. Not to mention that some of the most beautiful spots in the world are also some of the most affordable! Below, with the help of Appi Alla, an intrepid traveler with dozens of visited countries under her belt, we’ll take a look at some of the best travel destinations when you’re on a budget.
“When people think of Southeast Asia, they tend to think of Thailand first.” Alla says, “But right next door is an even better alternative – Vietnam.” Whereas Thailand is still a popular tourist spot and very affordable, it’s prices are steadily increasing. Vietnam is extremely cheap, offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, and is a culinary delight for anyone with a penchant for Asian food. It’s also very easy to get to, with world-class airports in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
“Turkey’s currency – the Lira – is currently experiencing a crisis,” Alla says. “It’s value is at a 10-year low.” That makes it the perfect time for a visit if you’re looking to make your budget stretch further! Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, is an incredible mix of different cultures and histories, making it one of the must-see places in the world. An inexpensive meal will set you back $5, while a domestic beer is no more than $3. Food aside, you can easily find a cheap bed and breakfast for around $25 a night.
South Africa’s crown jewel, Cape Town is easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world – and one of the most affordable. According to Alla, you can get some of the freshest and most flavorsome food in one of Cape Town’s many artisan restaurants at a fraction of the price it would cost in the United States. What’s more, the city is surrounded by hundreds of vineyards. These can be visited for free, and visitors can sample a number of different wines for the price of a cup of coffee.