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10 TOP destinations for backpackers

 

 

Nepal

Nepal remains a great choice for those travelling on a student budget who love spectacular hiking trails and wildlife. A day in Nepal will cost you less than 45 euros, money that the country can use to recover from the earthquakes that hit the country a few years ago.

Namibia

The land of a thousand and one stars, national parks full of wildlife and endless desert plains. The Namibian currency has fallen in value in recent years, which is certainly a handy advantage.

Portugal

The charm of Porto, which lies on the beautiful coastline, is unparalleled. Vintage trams that take you up into the hills, houses with rustic tiles, cosy vineyards and museums that bring history to life… Be sure to taste the Francesinha sandwich, the local specialty that is so thick that you feel full all day long.

Venice

Somewhat surprising, but Venice is actually a pretty cheap destination. At least if you avoid the expensive tourist hotels. An extremely affordable alternative is AirBnb.

Hungary

Not only Budapest, but also the second largest city, Debrecen, is worth a visit for the price-conscious city hopper. Much less touristy than the capital by the way, more romantic too, and very nicely located near the Hortobágy National Park.

Belize

This Caribbean country may be known for luxurious private villas and equally fancy banquets, but thanks to its location near Mexico you can still enjoy cheap street food. Snorkel in between, soak up the Mayan culture and relax on pearly white beaches… It could be worse.

Morocco

No other destination is as accessible and yet very exotic as Morocco. Get a taste of the local culture by strolling along the bustling markets and souks and then enjoy the peace and quiet in one of the riads, the old houses of wealthy Moroccans where you can often spend the night very cheaply.

Russia

If the neo-classical cities and imposing city squares of Moscow and St. Petersburg don't appeal to you, then you'll certainly enjoy the beautiful views along the Trans Siberian Express, with majestic mountain peaks and vast plains.

Australia

You would think that all destinations around the Great Ocean Road, which connects Adelaide and Melbourne, are super touristy and therefore quite expensive, but then you haven't visited the Bellarine Peninsula yet. After the bustle of the big cities, this is the ideal place to relax.

USA

Much smaller than the Lower Peninsula, Michigan's Upper Peninsula offers the best of 'The Midwest': year-round autumn colours around idyllic waterways, more than three hundred waterfalls, beautiful hiking trails and picturesque villages. And if you really want to reflect, then you should be on Mackinac Island, which is completely car-free.

 

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