Have you ever travelling with cheap price?
March 4, 2010 9:34am CST
Hi dear mylotters..i always dream about around the world. going abroad, visit a wonderful place, learn different culture and so on. but its impossible for now. my financial is not stable yet, i have to save more money to realize it. sometimes i've been thinking about being backpacker. travelling around the world with cheap price but still got the pleasure. does anyone here a backpacker? or have you ever travelling with cheap price? what is the most unforgetable moment during your journey?
4 Mar 10
Hi, I have never backpacked before but I have done travel on budget :) I love to travel too but yes the same as you, the financial side doesnt approve of my travelling hobby hahaha Anyways, what I usually do is go by discount flight such as Jetstar (from Aussie) and I will usually booked when they have discount or promo and such because the price can really really drop more than 80% of the normal prices. Second for accomodation I also book through discount website such as asiarooms, I found that if its in a big city, the room prices is actually cheaper than the motel prices in suburban or rural area.. anyways I will go for cheap room prices, or if possible if I know anyone in the area, stay with that person ahahah For transport, eating or much of anything else, I usually just follow how the locals did it. Taking bus, walking, tram and such, eating not on "tourist famous" places, but instead in local hangouts, usually the prices is just cheaper and also the food is actually taste nicer. The most unforgettable moment is that we went on honeymoon to Korea and as both my husband and I dont speak any Korean language it is a bit of challenge. One night we decided to have dinner at the local night market just around our hotel, basically I saw everyone cooking almost the same thing. My husband with his very limited chinese language (some of the vendor speak a bit of chinese too.. quite similar language to korean), he pointed to the food and ask what it is. It does look like kwetiaw (fried rice noodle) and the vendor said something about pork so we thought yeah sounds okay..pork fried rice noodle.. so we bought one and start to eat... Oow.. that is totally not NOODLE!!! Its actually PORK Intestine :(( yuckkk it really does look like noodle :( we cant stop laughing about the miscommunication and ended up eating doughnout for our dinner that night hahaha
5 Mar 10
LOL, miscommunication is one thing I most afraid of when travelling, luckily I never experienced that. Btw, when does jetstar having promo that cuts 80& of the price? I'm from jakarta and jetstar doesnt go here, but if it is cheap i can book something from Singapore which they having routes to.
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4 Mar 10
One of the cheapest countries that I have been to is Guatemala. I stayed at a guest house just outside Tikal National Park. I walked through the jungle in the darkness of the early morning. I climbed one of the Mayan temples and saw the stunning looking view of the sunrise. The sky went from black to blue then purple and deep orange before it became blue. It was amazing to hear the animals wake up at dawn time. When I was 18 years old I worked as a children's nanny in Finland. After that I traveled around Europe by train. I stayed in backpacker hostels. It was an affordable way to visit expensive Scandinavia. I loved it in Hungary and it was really cheap there. I found a private room in Budapest for very little money. I could afford to go to the opera because the prices were so low. I was 20 years old when I let out my cottage and got a working holiday visa. I traveled around the world. In Australia I stayed in backpacker hostels and worked whilst I was there to afford my trip. I was a children's nanny, a charity collector and a factory worker. I enjoyed my backpacker days. Now I am a budget minded independent traveler. I travel with my disabled toddler son and baby daughter. We shall be visiting Canada this summer. Good luck with your traveling as a backpacker.
4 Mar 10
Wowww..thats great maxi, you are a very experiences backpacker . you know what, when i read your comment i feel so envy. i wish i could be like you, travelling around the world . and one thing i get more respect to you is you take your children with you during your journey, you're such a good mother . i think i have to learn from you to be a good independent traveller. wish me luck. thanx for share, and take care always
4 Mar 10
i used to go out of the country before and the reason why its because of the promo. i used to book for flight few months in advance while theres still promo offer and its a big savings from your budget. my first trip abroad of course is very unforgetable since i never experience of being in the airplane yet and so im quite tense and scared and i did not also bring any ball pen to fillup my embarkation card and so i was borrowing pen from other passenger, too sad coz my filipino passenger dont even bother to let me borrow her ball pen as if she didnt heard anything. its one of those things i learned from it and so the next travel i did bring a lot of ball pen to make sure.
5 Mar 10
In today's scenario where all around us the price of every commodity is soaring event the cost of transportation so i always try to reach on destination on affordable cost. Never tried to be deluxe personality, cheap transportation took time to drop you where you want to go but what we can do as middle class person wait for it.
4 Mar 10
hi, i am also like you, like to travel a lot and spend most of my money on traveling, whenever i travel, i just dont follow what the normal route is , i try to discover my own ways, so i can enjoy the location in a better way, well one time i had got a chance to visit a village, someone told me that the only way was to travel by bus, but i took my own car, the roads were in such a bad condition, that the tires of my car got destroyed, so instead of enjoying the trip , it became worse, so i think life is always not easy, sometime it is wise to listen to others ..