Hi Adventurers! Have you ever wondered how to discover the world without breaking the bank?
Well, my partner and I found the solution! We decided to seize the opportunities that presented ourselves to travel through affordable and unique destinations.
The route that we have followed may seem a little unusual, but it is the fruit of the good deals that we found when purchasing our plane tickets.
Thus, we were able to explore incredible cities without worrying about our budget.
In this article, we take you with us in our journey around the world to discover 10 amazing and accessible destinations.
We will share with you our favorites, our tips To better explore the surroundings, the International airports The closest and the best way to reach the city center.And of course, we will tell you about a funny anecdote on each of our steps.
So prepare your suitcases and embark with us for this unforgettable adventure!
Our first stopover was the charming capital of Bulgaria, Sofia.
We were dazzled by the majestic Cathedral Alexander Nevski
And we loved walking in the Vitosha Mountain park, where nature and the city meet.
We loved local gastronomy in the Zhenski Pazar market, where we tasted delicious and affordable specialties.
We also discovered that the Bulgarians nod to say "no" and shake it to say "yes"!
Use public transport to move easily in the city.
Sofia International Airport is about 10 km from the city center and is easily accessible by metro.
Then, direction Egypt and its capital, Cairo.
We were fascinated by the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, which are even more impressive in person.
During a camel walk, my partner had a little panic when her camel got up, but she quickly got used to and loved the experience!
The sunset over the pyramids from the panoramic point of view is splendid.
Plan a guided tour to better understand Egyptian history and culture and do not forget your cap!
Cairo International Airport is about 15 km from the city center, and a taxi is the most practical way to get there.
Cartagena of India, Colombia
We then took the direction of Colombia and the magnificent Cartagena of the Indies.
We loved getting lost in the colorful alleys of the old fortified town
And explore the castle of San Felipe de Barajas.
The view of the city from Café del Mar at sunset is breathtaking. NOTWe also met many groups of musicians and dancers in traditional costume during a night walk!
Bring a hat and sunscreen, because it is often very hot.
Rafael Núñez international airport is about 5 km from the city center, and a taxi is the most practical way to get there.
Romania then awaited us with its capital, Bucharest.
We were impressed by the gigantic Palace of Parliament
And appreciated the visit of the outdoor village museum.
Herastrau park, a haven of peace in the city.
During a walk, we attended a traditional Romanian wedding with a fanfare and folk dances!
Rent a bike to explore the park and its surroundings.
The airportInternational Henri Coandă is about 17 km from the city center, and an express train connects the airport to the center.
Direction Turkey and the splendid city of Antalya.
We have explored the archaeological sites of Pergée and Aspendos,
Admired the Düden falls and strolled in the old town of Kaleiçi.
During a visit to a traditional hammam, we discovered the benefits of black soap scrub
The sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of the region are magnificent.
Rent a car to visit the archaeological sites around and prick a head here and there in the various coves of the region.
Antalya International Airport is about 13 km from the city center, and a tram connects the airport in the center in just over 30 minutes.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cambodia has opened the doors of the famous Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm temples to us.
We also visited the floating village of Lake Tonlé SAP for an unforgettable cultural experience.
Dawn on Angkor Wat, a magical moment and timeless. IORS of our temples visit, we met a Buddhist monk who blessed us with holy water!
Rent an electric bike or hire a day tuk-tuk to explore the temples at your own pace. Be careful, some very distant temples can only be explored by the car.
Siem Reap International Airport is about 7 km from the city center, and a taxi or a tuk-tuk is the most practical way to get there.
We have replaced our step initially planned in kyiv with another fascinating destination: Tbilissi, the capital of Georgia.
We explored the old town with its narrow alleys and its colorful houses, visited the Cathedral of the Trinity
And climbed the Narikala fortress for a breathtaking view of the city.
Tbilisi's sulfur baths, perfect for relaxing after a day of walking are an essential step.
We have tasted the traditional "Khinkali", a Georgian dish based on stuffed ravioli, and learned that you have to eat them with your hands to fully appreciate its flavor!
Also try the funicular to climb to Mtatsminda Park and enjoy a panoramic view of Tbilissi.
Tbilisi International Airport is about 17 km from the city center, and a bus or a taxi are the most practical means to get there.
In the Philippines, we explored the old town of Intramuros,
And the Rizal Park to soak up the history and Philippine culture.
Try the "jeepney", a typical and colorful means of transport to move around the city.Ideal for sunset on Manila bay, a show not to be missed.
During a karaoke evening, we discovered that the Philippins are passionate singers and were invited to join them to sing a few songs!
Ninoy Aquino International Airport is about 12 km from the city center, and a taxi is the most practical way to get there.
In Mexico, we visited the archaeological sites of Teotihuacan,
The National Museum of Anthropology and the Historical Coyoacán district to immerse us in Mexican history and culture.
We loved the vibrant place Garibaldi, where we listened to mariachis playing traditional music.
IOrs of a tacos tasting, we took up the challenge of tasting the "Habanero" sauce, one of the most spicy, and quickly regretted our audacity!
A word of advice take the metro to avoid traffic jams and move quickly to the city.
Benito Juárez international airport is about 13 km from the city center, and a taxi or the metro are the most practical means to get there.
Finally, our last judgment was the charming seaside resort of Tas-Sliema, in Malta.
We appreciated the Tigne Point walk, the Stella Maris church
And Manoel island for their beauty and history.
Rent a scooter to explore the island in complete freedom.
Our favorite: a cruise around the Maltese archipelago to admire the cliffs and sea caves.
We also discovered that the "fenek" (rabbit) is a traditional Maltese dish and were intrigued by this culinary tradition, for once I was alone to taste the dish, and my wife wanted me all evening.
Malta International Airport is about 10 km from Tas-Sliema, and a taxi or a bus are the most practical means to get there.
The hotels and restaurants of our journey, which we recommend to you
||Coop Hotel Sofia
||Made in Home
||Rakia & Co
||Koshary Abu Tarek
||Abu El Sid
||Hotel Casa San Agustin
||Europa Royale Bucharest
||Caru 'Cu Bere
||Lacrimi if sfinti
||Will be fine dining restaurant
|Siem Reap, Cambodia
||Tara Angkor Hotel
||Wat Damnak kitchen
||Rooms Hotel Tbilisi
||The Peninsula Manila
||Manam Comfort Filipino
||The Casa de Toño
||The Palace - AX Hotels
||TA 'Kris Restaurant
||Fortizza Bar & Restaurant
In conclusion, our trip through these 10 affordable destinations was an unforgettable and enriching experience.
We have discovered new cultures, tasted in exotic flavors and made unforgettable encounters.
If you are looking for an exciting adventure without breaking the bank, do not hesitate to follow our steps and explore these incredible destinations!
About the Author :
Olivier, 34, is a traveler adventurous passionate about the discovery of new cultures and landscapes. Having always had a taste for travel, Olivier shares his adventures on our blog with his partner, Karine, for 3 years.
Together, they found a way to travel without breaking the bank, by finding affordable and unique destinations. Their goal is to share their experiences, their favorites and their tips to allow others to live unforgettable adventures.
Olivier and Karine are living proof that it is possible to explore the world without emptying your wallet. So, embark with them and let yourself be inspired by their extraordinary travel stories!