Ultimate Cheat-sheet For Broke Travelling
1. Use public transport
If it’s already not your way to go, we are stating the obvious- public transport can go a long way in making cheap travel a reality. From government buses to intercity metros and trains, hop on whatever comes across and save that precious buck. The crowd might be an issue for some but it’s an adjustment you’ll have to make.
2. Eat like a local
When you are travelling on a budget, fine dining is not a luxury you should ideally indulge in. Always be on the lookout for local street food as it is usually both, scrumptuous and easy on the wallet. The only factor you need to consider while devouring street food is hygiene. Avoid eating from a thela which is near a drain or has everything left uncovered.
3. Smart and efficient planning
On the off chance that you have taken up the challenge to travel abroad on minimum budget, you need to play it real smart. What with all the air miles and flight coupons, you can cut down the money you pay on air travel drastically as has been shown by some of the most innovative globe trotters over the past few years. Talk to your friends, relatives and whoever you know to collect those precious air miles which might seem useless to the majority.
4. Homestay is the new hotel
When it comes to travelling broke, staying in luxury or even so called medium-budget hotels is absolutely not feasible. A humble homestay trumps a luxurious hotel any day of the week. While you are at it, see if you can convince the local homestay owners to cut down the prices. Since in many remote areas, homestays are not fully commercialised and are usually in-house enterprises aimed towards earning some money, the owners are more flexible to help a tourist out.
5. The magic words of broke travel
Always remember the three golden words of travelling on a budget- beg, borrow, steal. Well, don’t go all serious on the third one, but getting rid of your inhibitions and asking strangers for help is one of the must have qualities in anyone who is looking to save money. Hitchhike wherever the opportunity presents itself, but always be wary of the person you are about to hitchhike with. Be prepared to give those calf muscles a real workout as walking can be huge bonus at certain places.