traveling the world
April 27, 2007 10:17am CST
I'm looking for inexpensive places to visit. Does anybody have any ideas? I'd prefer to experience what the native people would experience, not the traveler experience.
12 May 07
It sounds like you would like to get off the beaten track. I suggest places like Madagascar. You could do some walking and see lots of interesting wildlife. You could meet many native people. South America has many possible places to offer you. Some of the native people do not see many tourists. Samoa has been the best place I have been so far. It was lovely to meet the local people and be the only tourist on one of the islands there. It was not at all expensive.
12 May 07
I am glad that your grandfather liked Samoa. The little island I stayed on was wonderful. The snorkelling was excellent. Walking up a track led to some amazing views of the sea and surrounding islands. The local people were so nice to me. I saw a polynesian pyramid deep in the rainforest. I watched fruit bats flying round. I stayed in the traditional style of home they have there. I hope you go there and enjoy it as much as I did.
27 Apr 07
I guess the biggest factor would be your definition of 'inexpensive'. You could come north to Canada for relatively little money laid out for travel expenses. Once you are here, your dollar will go a little bit further than at home due to the favourable exchange rate. Unfortunately, Canadians don't act a lot different from Americans overall (I'm about to get some heated comments, I know! :D), so the 'native experience' would not be much different from wandering around your own neighbourhood. If you'd like to travel Europe, my wife and I visited the Netherlands two years ago and found prices to be very reasonable. There's no shortage of stuff to do, and the rail system is fantastic.
29 Apr 07
My father-in-law is from the Netherlands, so we were able to stay with my wife's aunts and uncles a lot of the time. We spent a week in Rotterdam, several days in Zwolle, and a week in Zuidwolde. We also spent three days in Amsterdam on our own (no relatives).