8 Alluring Countries Every Youngster Can Visit On A Shoestring Budget

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There’s a constant ‘Everything must be experienced!’ emotional liquidation feeling in your twenties, isn’t there? Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, love a lot, love a little, travel, explore, and never touch the ground because your 20's are the most eventful years of your life.

Travel because it’s a different experience. You’ll figure out what drives you, what entices you, and what makes you happy, without the voice of another person in your ear. Here's a list of countries that you must experience in your 20's because this is the time to try anything and everything, and come out a wiser person.

1. Take a wondrous journey through Morocco.

Morocco is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with high mountains, sweeping desert, and rugged coastline. Morocco’s mystique can be found in medinas that brim with color, soaring mountains that give way to endless desert, and stunning Moorish architecture.

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Visit Marrakech, The Sahara Desert, Essaouira, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Tangier. Your journey here will be full of joy, surprise, awe, and wonder!

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2. Visit the last frontier, Mongolia.

The allure of Mongolia for many is the vast emptiness of the land dotted with true nomadic people of the world. In the emptiness, nomadic families live quietly with their animals grazing freely.

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For those of you interested in traveling to Mongolia, the sights are plenty. In the south is the incredible Gobi desert home to the double humped camels. In the west are the majestic Altai Mountains, where the Kazakh eagle hunters reside. In the east lies the steppe of Mongolia with vast untouched rolling hills for miles on end. Finally, the north is home to the majestic Khuvsgul Lake and the Tsaatan reindeer herders of Mongolia.

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3. Walk in the rainforest, or relax on a houseboat, in Zimbabwe.

Your friends will raise their eyebrows when you tell them you’re vacationing in Zimbabwe but don't let that turn you down. Zimbabwe is stunning – a verdant land teeming with beautiful wildlife and capped off with the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

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4. Immerse yourself in the culture of Turkey.

The friendliness of the Turkish people makes visiting Turkey a pleasure. Cities steeped in history, beaches, and beautiful countryside, Turkey promises an enchanted vacation. Istanbul, once the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, features prominently in most travel plans, but there are many more great destinations like Ankara, Mardin, and Konya.

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5. Lose yourself in underground river caves at Laos.

Experience best elements of Southeast Asia in one bite-sized destination. Trek through some of Southeast Asia's most pristine forests. From thrill seeker to gourmand, every type of traveler finds what they're looking for in Laos, one of the most authentic destinations in Asia.

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6. Enjoy endless beaches and timeless ruins in Sri Lanka.

Be it windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water skiing, scuba diving or jut lazing around for the perfect tan, Sri Lanka offers it all. Apart from beaches, Sri Lanka is filled with romantic landscapes, governed by rising mountains, lush forests, ocean like tanks and gushing waterfalls.

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7. Witness the breathtaking natural beauty of Vietnam.

Vietnam is a hit with everyone who visits with the bustling streets of Hanoi or the villages of Sapa, there's something for everyone here.

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8. Experience mysticism in Indonesia.

17,000 intriguing islands, Indonesia is a country with myriad adventures. From the western tip of Sumatra to the eastern edge of Papua, this nation defies homogenisation. It is a land of many cultures, people, animals, customs, plants, features, artworks, and foods.

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So now you know that your next impulse trip doesn’t have to be to Goa.

Which other countries have you been to that you found to be really cheap? Drop a line in the comments below to let me know.

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I liked the topic of the article, but found the country descriptions very generalistic - they did not say anything I did not know about the places I havent been to, and did not do justice at all to the countries I have (about half of them). Have you been to all these places or just copied from Wikipedia? There is nothing shoestring about this list, and I can foresee a lot of obstacles for Indians wanting to travel there - the language not an unimportant one in places like Morocco. If you want to travel cheaply, and to English speaking countries, it is best to stay in South East Asia. Vietnam and Indonesia are among the most beautiful and inexpensive countries in the world. Eastern Europe can be quite cheap as well, but not always very used to backpackers. I can really recommend backpacking in Zimbabwe but that is a bit of a long shot.
Mon 08 21 17, 05:50 · Reply · Report
Well , some of the countries mentioned above can not be done in shoe string budget , but definitely Thailand and Cambodia are the one which can be done with budget less than 50k . Turkey noways is cheap destination , also Mongolia has complex visa policy
Sat 08 06 16, 09:19 · Reply · Report
Shoestring budget i assume is in lakhs :P the flight charges to half the countries is a bomb :P
Mon 03 07 16, 04:59 · Reply · Report
Excellent choice Gunjan. In future I will definitely try all this beautiful countries.
Mon 03 07 16, 00:52 · Reply · Report
Oman, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia are some more budget options with cheap flights from India.
Sun 03 06 16, 11:07 · Reply · Report
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