25 trips for a budget price
May 27, 2012 5:21am CST
In England 25 people were given two hundred and fifty pounds and told to go on a trip making that amount of money last. The people hunted for low cost flights to European destinations. Some were lucky and found a one way flight for as little as thirty pounds. They stayed in dorms in youth hostels, camped or did some couch surfing. A 35 year old man went cycling in Spain and he managed 8 nights on two hundred and forty eight pounds. A 21 year old student went hiking in the High Tratras in Poland and he had 4 nights for two hundred and twenty pounds. A 22 year old lady went kayaking in Sweden and overspent. She had 5v nights but spent over four hundred pounds. A 49 year old man went hitch hiking in Kosovo. A 22 year old student went to Israel for 3 nights for two hundred and thirty three pounds. The journeys that appeal to me are the 5 nights in Albania for two hundred and forty eight pounds and the 5 nights in the breakaway state of Trans Dniestr for two hundred and sixteen pounds. Morocco looked fun for 6 nights for two hundred and forty pounds. A 25 year old managed to visit Romania, Moldova and Ukraine for just two hundred and forty pounds. Which low cost trip would you like? How safe is hitch hiking? can you think of budget alternatives?
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31 May 12
I quite like the idea of visiting Morocco for 6 nights for two hundred and forty pounds. Since it is a different country with its own culture and custom, with such low budget to spend 6 nights will be worthy. Relatively, I also like the 35 year old man went cycling in Spain for 8 nights on two hundred and forty eight pounds. This point is I don't have to cycling as I could get a lift from anyone who drives. LOL For hitch hiking, I don't think is safe enough.
• Costa Rica
29 May 12
Hitch hiking is surely way too risky for me, one can´t always be sure what will find out in the road, maybe it is more appealing for younger people. As for the trips, the ones that attract me most are that of Morroco, and the low budget trip through, Romania, Molfova and Ukraine, this seems to me quite atractive and interesting countries.
31 May 12
Yes, hitch hiking can be very risky indeed. When I was in Australia the first time there was a backpacker murderer. For that reason I find hitch hiking dangerous in that sort of situation. I fancy visiting Morocco for some winter sunshine when the flights would be cheap. Accommodation there seems very cheap to me.
• United States
29 May 12
The 35 year old man who went cycling in Spain must have been really frugal, in order to get a whole 8 nights on his two hundred and fifty pounds. Plus, he still had 2 pounds left over, in the end. I like cycling, and I would say the countryside of Spain would be a beautiful place to do it. I would like to try to plan a vacation like that some time. I think I might have to go to some local parks or maybe try to go hiking in the mountains. This would be a great project for high school kids to work on in their economics classes, instead of planning a wedding on a $15000 budget. This one seems like it would be more of a life lesson, than planning a one time occurance. Thanks for sharing this program experience and have a great day!
31 May 12
I also like cycling and used to ride a bike ever such a lot when I was younger. Yes, the man that rode a bike in Spain for 8 nights was very fit and healthy. I like your idea of a project of your own. I always make sure I have money in reserve in case I need it. Yes, the man only had two pounds left.
28 May 12
I have hitch hiked and also pick up hitch hikers. Some commercial freight ships have spare cabins that they may hire out. When I have travelled abroad I have often stayed in people's houses, not only is this cheap but also it is a better way of seeing how the people of the country live all the best urban
27 May 12
It was interesting to read about the places that those people chose to visit. The trip to Romania, Moldova and Ukraine sounds especially interesting. I have been to Romania, but I would love to visit Moldova and Ukraine. In 2009 I went on a low budget trip to Latvia and Lithuania. We stayed in hostels and we got some really cheap bus tickets from Germany to Lithuania. If I am going on a low budget trip again I would probably avoid long distanse trips by bus or at least take some breaks on the way to my destination instead of travelling 30 hours non-stop. I wouldn't mind staying in hostels again or I might try couch surfing. I would like to go on a budget holiday in Slovenia and Croatia.
28 May 12
I really enjoyed hearing about your low budget trip to Latvia and Lithuania that you did in 2009. I know you would love an economical trip to Croatia and Slovenia. I had such luck when I was up by Lake Bled. Another traveler told me about the free boats going over to the island for a free concert. It was such a very enjoyable evening. I hope that you will be able to visit Moldova and Ukraine on a lovely trip.
27 May 12
Hi Maxine,. Of course the kind of trip depends on where you are. In my case I would seek trips within South America. Flights are expense and some countries are more expensive than others. The last time I went to Brasil, it was a lot cheaper to eat there than to eat in Chile. That changes a lot so every time I travel I check out with other people. Take care
28 May 12
Hi Marguicha. Yes, it would be good idea to have a budget trip somewhere in South America. We traveled on one of the Brazilian cheap flights from Rio to Porto Alegre. It was lovely that eating was cheaper in Brazil on your trip than in Chile. Yes, times change and prices do go up. Hug. Maxine
• Pamplona, Spain
1 Jun 12
Hiya maxi, Would like that trip to Morocco that is very cheap really is. I love Morocco although I have not actually been there myself. The Man who came to Spain did really well and I think he must have been quite fit too to be able to be on a Bike around Spain. We are having some really terribly hot weather at the moment and with him being on a bike that would make it more awkward for him as this can be tough on any Cyclist at the best of times. Reckon he must have used some litres of water whilst on his travels you just cannot get around without it here. Also fancy doing different journeys in Spain but the bike bit is right out for me. On the whole I think that they all did really well. Cannot think of anything much cheaper than what I have read. My youngest has just been in London for a Week but he did stay with his Brother and he took him around the sights to see too. Did quite well though considering. xxx