All posts tagged: Travel Cheap

How Much Money You Need To Travel In Thailand?

My Southeast Asian odyssey is almost about to finish now, and it’s been unreal. I am currently in Cambodia (as I’m writing this) and so far the entire journey has been bloody generous – in terms of experiences, as well as the expenses. I always harp on about travelling being cheaper than people think, and I stand by that. I am sure you can travel pretty much anywhere in the world in under US$ 25 a day, and when it comes to Southeast Asia, be rest assured, you can survive a day in under US$ 10. Speaking of Thailand, however, the country can be expensive or unbelievably inexpensive, as you want it to be. Here you can find super cheap hostels, for less than $3 a night, and then seemingly right next door you can find a luxurious property charging you a whopping $10,000 a night. Understand What Kind Of Traveller You Are On a short vacation, you tend to race around and cram more activities into your day. This can drive up your costs a little, …

How To Travel Cheap During A Peak Travel Season

Last month when I was returning from solo bike adventure in Spiti Valley, I thought to kill a night in the town of Vashish, near Manali. I decided to go to my usual place. I’d stayed there for at least a dozen times before. I like its peaceful ambience and the location which allows you to sit almost at top of sleepy Vashisth. But as I enquired about the price for a room, out of courtesy, despite being very much familiar with it, I went a little flabbergasted. “No, just one bedroom” I repeated with all innocence, before the caretaker repeated, twice, the exact same figure. “It’s 1,200 Rupees a night sir”. The same room which I’d earlier – 3 months ago – owned for about 400 Rupees a night, was now available for 1,200. Then I saw a group of teenagers, seeminly from New Delhi, and I reaslised this is the time of year when Vashisth gets its maximum tourists. The month of June. Peak tourist season. Prices had to go up! We often fell prey to …

How To Drive Across Spiti Valley Cheap, And In Less Than 5 Thousand Rupees

Spiti Valley is harsh and inhospitable in nature. With an average height of 12,500 feet above sea level, it consists of high alpine lands scattered with small postcard-perfect villages of mud-homes and monasteries. But when it comes to experiencing it, many find their pockets falling short. “25 thousands for 10 nights? I can go to Bali for a week, for that price,” and they would abnegate the idea. How Much A Prepaid Itinerary Costs A 7 to 10 day prepaid bike tour can costs over 25,000 per person – depending upon the number of members and the kind of prospects being offered during the tour.  A comparatively cheaper outlay, however, which crams you in a standard 9 seater Jeep – starts from a whopping 12 thousand Rupees for a week long itinerary. Now the only option is – if you want to do it supercheap – you go backpacking riding uneasy buses and staying in smelly dorms. Or, you take your motorbike out, change its flat tires, follow my 9 Day Bike Expedition itinerary, and have a kickass …

How To Deal With Money And Travel

What’s that one thing that curbs people from travelling? The near universal answer… Money! I mean, why anyone would want to spend their life sitting in a cubicle or attending boring corporate meetings when they can rather travel, hopping places, seeing the beauty of this world. It is because of money! Though it’s a different thing that some people don’t realise it and end up saying, or perhaps believing, that they have responsibilities. And what responsibilities I ask, “Of earning money”; or “of taking care of their family, by earning money”. So believe it or not, it all comes down to money. Because most of us are not aware of the fact that it does not take overwhelming amount of money to travel. No, travelling is not expensive! Sure, it’s not something that can be done for free. But if you travel a little more carefully, you can bring your travel costs down. And rest assured, you don’t need to be rich to travel. Just be a little aware of your position, plan things ahead, and understand where …