If like me you like to spend long periods of time
visiting a country, rather than just a few weeks, you’ll probably be conscioius
of the cost. Here are my favorite cheapest countries for
backpacking and traveling. Each is safe, suitable for long stays and
- Nepal – Outrageous scenary of the Himalayas, the temples of Kathmandu and in Pokhara the lakes, trekking, biking, rafting, drinking, smoking
and great locals. Get by on US$7 per day.
Good: English spoken widely. 60
day visa to most nationals upon arrival for US$30, easy to extend.
Bad: Maoist milita group causing political upheaval,
but it dosn’t directly effect toursits. Terrible roads, so you can stay put
longer! Expensive beer.
- India – A backpackers favorite, and
rightfully so. A huge country offering so much; various religoins
and temples, Taj Mahal, Varanasi, beaches of Goa and Kerala’s
backwaters. Get by on $10 per day, inflation is high though.
Food, friendly people, English spoken everywhere, amazing colours, so much to
Bad: Hassles, touts, visas take time to get now (get from home),
hygiene is bad in places.