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  • You want to travel the world but you don't have a lot of money? Don't worry.

  • We've got you covered. I'm MarKo. I'm Alex, and you're watching

  • Vagabrothers, your go-to guide for travel tips inspiration and vlogs here on

  • YouTube. This is part two of our series on how to travel around the world for

  • cheap. One of the most common questions we get is where should I travel that's

  • not too expensive? In this video we made a list of the coolest and cheapest

  • travel destinations from around the planet. Before we get started if you like

  • this video make sure you give it a thumbs- up, share with your travel buddies,

  • and subscribe to Vagabrothers and turn on notifications so you can get updates

  • about the rest of this series. And of course, if you have travel tips of your

  • own, please add them in the comment section. All right listen up. These are

  • the cheapest places to travel in the world

  • first up Cape Town, South Africa. Situated at the southern tip of the African

  • continent, Cape Town has it all- good beaches, great weather, wine, and safaris

  • nearby, not to mention an awesome blend of European and African culture. Cape Town may

  • be far away, but once you're there it's one of the best overall destinations for

  • your money.

  • Number 2: Vietnam. Fifty years ago Vietnam

  • was torn apart by war. Today it's one of the top travel destinations on the

  • planet. Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, has tons of

  • beautiful French colonial architecture. Hanoi has great street side bars that

  • serve Bia Pho, fresh beer that costs 25 cents a glass, and the one kind of

  • expensive thing in Vietnam is sent through Halong Bay, which is worth it.

  • It's not the cheapest country in Asia; it doesn't have the best beaches, but a

  • motorcycle adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is totally worth it.

  • I did it on a bike I bought in a bar for 300 bucks. So can you.

  • Next up: Ecuador

  • Ecuador, named after the Equator, is quite an incredible country. It has the Andes

  • Mountains; it has the Galapagos Islands; it has the Amazon rainforest

  • not to mention beautiful colonial towns like Quito.... and surf. If you're going

  • to go anywhere in Latin America, you should go to Ecuador. Plus they use

  • the dollar.

  • Generally speaking, in Europe to save money, you want to travel east.

  • Polish city of Krakow is one of the best value destinations on the continent. It's got a

  • solid old town with great nightlife, good restaurants, tons of hostels, and

  • affordable prices across the board.. Dude, and dumplings

  • Next up: Montreal. For a North American bargain head to Montreal, the capital

  • city of the Canadian province of Quebec. Montreal combines French-Canadian

  • heritage with great food, a killer music scene, and some of the best prices you

  • will find in a North American city. Hands-down, the classic budget traveler

  • destination has to go to India. It's cheap as chips, and it has it all.

  • Does it have stunning scenery? Dude, the Himalaya. Good food? The best.

  • Plus, it's vegan friendly. Instagram potential? Of course, and you'll have

  • Tinder pics to last until marriage. There's so much to do, it's hard to know

  • where to even start.

  • You've got Mumbai, home to Bollywood, Rajasthan

  • India's largest and most colorful state, and of course the Himalaya where you can

  • pose yoga, meditate Ajayan, and maybe even see the Dalai Lama. No matter where

  • you go, you can travel in India for a whole month for the price of one week in Europe.

  • Forget Spring Break and go to Mexico City. The vibrant capital of

  • Mexico is full of amazing street art, architecture, and some of the best food

  • on the planet. For those of you in the United States like ourselves especially

  • people in California and the southern border states, Mexico is extremely

  • accessible. If you're thinking about Cancun, skip it and head down to Tulum

  • for some boho beach vibes where you can pose yoga next to Mayan temples .

  • If you live in the United States, especially the southern border states, or if you're

  • from California like us, Mexico is the closest and one of the cheapest

  • locations in the world. Head down to Baja California where you can surf, drink

  • craft beer, eat lobster tacos ,and drink amazing wines all for a fraction of the

  • price that you would pay in the United States. One of our favorite cities in

  • Europe is Budapest, a stunning capital full of Art Nouveau and Baroque

  • architecture from the golden days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Even better

  • Budapest sits on top of 120 natural hot springs that bubble up into these

  • bathhouses. After soaking your bones all day, scarf down a bowl of goulash and

  • then go hit the ruined bars of the Jewish Quarter. All this can be done for

  • as low as 35 Euros a day. Feel like a change of scenery?

  • How about Nepal? Nepal is the access point for the Himalaya, and even if

  • you're not trying to climb Mount Everest, which I feel like most of us are,

  • there's a ton of stuff to do: you can go whitewater rafting, paragliding, explore

  • the Buddhist monasteries, and even go on a wildlife safari in the jungles and see

  • rhino. Yes, they have rhino in Nepal. The country is still recovering from the

  • 2015 earthquake, so your tourist dollars will go a long way in rebuilding Nepal.

  • Sri Lanka is one of the most overlooked countries in Asia, so if you want

  • something like India, but are looking for something more off the beaten path,

  • Sri Lanka might be for you. This island nation was once ravaged by civil war but

  • is now in peace. Travelers are discovering beautiful beaches, colorful

  • culture, and the 5,000 elephants that are just wandering around the country.

  • Five thousand elephants just walking around Sri Lanka. The only downside is

  • because it's still not very developed for tourism, there aren't a ton of options.

  • So you might have to spend some time looking around, but here's to adventure.

  • Next up is Nicaragua Nicaragua is a Central American country

  • that is a great alternative to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is an incredible country,

  • but because it's become so popular, it's gotten much more expensive. That's not

  • the case with Nicaragua. Yet, it's got undeveloped beaches, great surf, cheap

  • beer and tons of adventure opportunities.

  • Towns like San Juan del Sur are a

  • great place to get started. But get down to Nicaragua before that all changes.

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina. The capital of Argentina is a great place to visit.

  • It's super fun and a great deal. It's got a blend of Italian and Spanish immigrants

  • with French architecture that is uniquely Argentinean. The bohemian

  • neighborhood of San Telmo is especially popular with tourists, but

  • it's a really good place to stay, especially if you can find a nice Airbnb. For fun think

  • steak dinners every night, wash down with Malbec wine, and plenty of

  • beautiful people teach you how to tango.

  • Next up: Thailand. Thailand is the go-to destination for most backpackers and

  • with good reason. Where else can you get a private cabana

  • on the beach for 10 bucks, an hour-long massage for 5 , and amazing street food for $1?

  • Only in Thailand. The islands and beaches are starting to get a bit more

  • expensive, but Chiang Mai in the north, Thailand's second largest city ,is still

  • a great deal, especially if you're trying to do some trekking or volunteering at

  • elephant sanctuaries. If you want to head up the islands, Koh Pipi is still a great deal

  • and Krabi has some incredible rock-climbing overhanging the ocean.

  • Next to Thailand is Cambodia, which is even cheaper and comes with a side of history

  • that will snap you out of that daze from all those Thai messages. On one side

  • you have Angkor Wat, one of the greatest achievements of mankind. On the other

  • side, you have the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge in which one quarter of

  • Cambodia's population was exterminated during one of the worst genocides of the

  • last century. Thankfully, life has returned to normal in Cambodia, and you

  • can find a lot of the same stuff in Thailand, but for cheaper. Back to Europe..

  • we're going to talk about Greece. Although Greece is on the Euro, it was

  • one of the countries that was hardest hit by the 2008 financial crisis.

  • That's bad for locals. It's good for you as a traveler because prices there are

  • very low. The real gems in Greece are the islands like Crete, the Instagram

  • friendly island of Mykonos or Santorini and the backpacker party spot of Ios.

  • Mix and match your favorite islands with a ferry trip, and you're on your way.

  • At the top of our bucket list is the Philippines. As we've mentioned, the beaches

  • of Thailand have gotten relatively expensive, but people say that

  • Philippines is twice as cool and half the price. Add in some of the friendliest

  • locals on the planet, some cheap air connections, and the Philippines is looking

  • pretty good. Heading to South America, we're talking about Colombia. Colombia,

  • the country that's long been associated with Pablo Escobar, cocaine, and violence

  • is finally getting the credit that it deserves as one of the best destinations

  • in South America.. and about time because this country has everything: beaches on

  • the Pacific and the Caribbean, the Andes and the Amazon, the Candelaria Quarter in

  • Bogota, the Spanish colonial port of Cartagena, and the unspoiled coastline

  • around Santa Marta are all on our bucket list and should be on yours, as well.

  • Next up: the Baltic nation of Estonia.

  • Most travelers either don't know what it is

  • or think it's part of Russia, but it's a hidden gem. Tallinn, the capital, has an

  • immaculately preserved old quarter that's actually a Unesco World Heritage

  • site, and it's also a cool part of town called Kalamaja,

  • which has a bunch of new modern stuff. It gives you that Nordic vibe at

  • way less money. Usually overshadowed by its Central American neighbors,

  • Guatemala is an incredible country. It's full of living Maya culture surrounded

  • by rugged active volcanoes, and little towns like Antigua are an incredible

  • place to visit and brush up on your Spanish. Czech Republic. Prague is an

  • essential stop on any Europe trip with a storybook old town and beer that's

  • cheaper than water, literally. Cheaper and more beautiful still is Cesky Krumlov

  • with far fewer crowds and much lower prices. The next country on our list has

  • had a tumultuous time in the past couple of years, especially since the Arab

  • Spring. I'm talking about Egypt with constant political protests, military

  • coups, plane crashes, and the occasional shark attack. I know it sounds bad, but

  • Egypt does still have a lot to offer. Understandably, tourism has dropped by

  • over 40 percent to Egypt in recent years. Now it does seem that things have cooled

  • down there. So if you do go, chances are you'll get the Pyramids of Giza all to

  • yourself. And just so you know, the Pyramids of Giza are one of the only

  • remaining 7 wonders of the ancient world. If you're planning a visit here or

  • anywhere in this region, it's always a good bet to check with your foreign

  • office or if you're from the United States, the State Department.

  • Moving back stateside, we're going to

  • New Orleans, Louisiana, my favorite city in the United States.

  • It blends French and Caribbean culture with great music, and the food

  • alone is worth the trip. Skip the crowds at Mardi Gras and hit the French Quarter in

  • the shoulder season. There're way fewer crowds, but Frenchmen Street and

  • all the live music bars that are on it are still popping.

  • Croatia is the darling of most travelers,

  • but unfortunately its popularity has increased its price..

  • King's Landing.

  • Save money by spending time in lesser-known places like Vis,

  • Plitvice National Park or

  • its capital Zagreb. Sorry that I mispronounced all three of those.

  • Better yet, check out the Bay of Kotor and Montenegro, the beaches of Albania, or

  • Sarajevo in Bosnia. Moving back to Southeast Asia, we have Myanmar or Burma.

  • I was here in 2009 when this country was largely closed off to the rest of

  • the world. There were no ATMs and very little foreign money. A lot has

  • changed since then. The country's leaders have made a lot of progress towards

  • democracy, and it's a lot more popular now with travelers. The former capital of

  • Rangoon is a funky mixture of old British colonial buildings, and it's a great

  • place to get your bearings before heading up to the Temples of Bagan

  • or Inle Lake. Heading back to South America, let's talk about Bolivia.

  • This landlocked Andean country is one of the best travel bets for South America.

  • Plus, it's got a bit of everything, from the world's highest lake to the infamous

  • death road, which you can do on a mountain bike, and the world-famous

  • Uyuni Salt Flats... all of these are great places to visit, and supposedly Bolivia

  • has one of the most incredible kind of lunar martian landscapes.

  • For the Caribbean, we're recommending Dominican Republic.

  • It is the cheapest country in the region

  • with the exception of its next-door neighbor Haiti. D.R. is much

  • safer than Haiti and has a lot better tourism infrastructure, so hence a

  • recommendation. There're great beaches, but the problem can be that it's hard to

  • find something that's not an expensive resort, so check on Airbnb for a bungalow.

  • Heading back to Eastern Europe, we're going to Bulgaria, which happens to be

  • the home country of our good friend Raya, but also the home of the cheapest

  • capital in Europe, Sofia. You can eat, drink, party, and sleep here for well

  • under $40 a day. That's why it's making this list. But don't forget that Bulgaria

  • is on the Black Sea. It has beaches, islands ,mountains, not to mention UNESCO

  • sites like Nessebar with incredible architecture. The best kept secret in

  • Western Europe is hands-down Portugal. The capital Lisbon is one of the most

  • enchanting cities in Europe. Seven hills dotted with colorful villas

  • and crisscross with iconic trolley. But it's not just beautiful, it's great value.

  • Good luck trying to find a coffee over one euro

  • Accommodation in particular is cheap and easy to find because it's still

  • undiscovered by most tourists. The only downside is there's not a lot of direct

  • flights to Lisbon from other countries outside of Europe, so you might have to

  • fly through Madrid and then take a train. Heading back to Australasia, let's go to

  • Bali. Bali the most popular island in Indonesia is no secret...

  • thanks Eat Pray Love. Nor is it the cheapest... thanks Australia, but it's still a

  • good deal for those of you wanting to get away from it all without much hassle.

  • Rent an inexpensive villa with a pool, an automatic motorbike, sign up for some

  • yoga classes and you're chillin'. Most people stick to Abood, but if you are a

  • surfer, head down to the south. Waves like Uluwatu are some of the best in

  • the world. And if you get bored of Bali. don't worry there's 17,000 other islands

  • in Indonesia and all of them are cheaper than Bali.

  • Last but not least, Morocco.

  • Easy to reach from Europe, inexpensive,

  • this North African paradise is the original bohemian getaway.

  • It's the safest country in North Africa; it's got tons of style.

  • Tangier is the gritty port popularized by expats, like the Rolling Stones.

  • Essaouira is the vibey surf town, complete with a Portuguese castle and former home

  • of Jimi Hendrix. Marrakech is the place to go if you want that vibey

  • Instagram photo of you chillin' next to a Riyadh, which are those big courtyards

  • with the fountain in the middle. All right. That's our list. If you guys have

  • been to any of these places, if you have a favorite, please let us know by adding

  • a comment in the comment section.

  • That's how all of us travelers get information

  • these days, you know, the old-fashioned way by using the Internet.

  • Word of mouth, baby. If you liked the video, give it a thumbs -up, share with

  • your travel buddies, and don't forget to subscribe and turn on those

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  • the meantime remember to stay curious, keep exploring, and we will see you guys

  • and girls on the road. Peace.

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