Tag: budget travel
Travelling solo and on a budget, I found that the best way to reach the village of Pemuteran in west Bali from Ubud was to take a shuttle bus to Lovina in the north and take a local bus from there to Pemuteran. (If you are 3-4 people, taking a taxi makes the most sense.)
Easy enough I thought, as I sat on the 11.30 bus from Ubud. There were some earlier buses but I was sticking to this one company because I had traveled with them before and they gave discounts to returning customers. As a budget traveler, I’m always happy to save a little cash here and there.
The journey took three-and-a-half hours through hills and active volcanoes in the heart of Bali. It was the rainy season and the all the green around was hauntingly beautiful. Continue reading How I evaded touts and saved IDR100,000 in Bali
It’s possible to travel the world for as little as USD200 a month.
I’m not saying it. Alex says it and he has been doing it for more than a year now.
Lampros Alexis from Greece is on a mission to travel around the world on his solar-powered bicycle, which can also be pedalled when it isn’t powered enough.
TravelAndy caught up with the adventurer when he was passing through Kolkata recently. Excerpts. Continue reading ‘You can travel indefinitely for USD200 a month’
I’ve written about it earlier, but the Indian passport is more powerful than you think. You will realise this fact again while planning a trip to the incredibly beautiful Indonesia.
Yes, Indians do not need to a visa to enter Indonesia.
It took three hours for my AirAsia flight to get to Bali from Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading Indonesia (Bali) visa for Indians
Poland isn’t the first place on most people’s minds when they think of going to Europe. In this guest post, Rudradeb Mitra explains why it should be right at the top of your go-to list in Europe.
Poland is among the most underrated travel destinations in Europe. I believe it should be one of the top travel destination for travellers who seek to experience local culture, adventure and fun at a reasonable price.
Of all Indians who have been outside the country for travel — not work but travel — a very large percentage has been to Thailand.
The reasons for this are not hard to understand. Bangkok is only a few hours away — almost always a direct flight — and the country is not that costly and this works well for India’s middle class looking to travel abroad.
I believe there’s a second Bangkok waiting for Indians to explore, and that, for better or for worse, is Bali. Continue reading Bali is set to become the next Bangkok for Indians
The original plan was to go to the UK.
I have never been to the UK and I have a few friends there I was looking forward to meet. Unfortunately, between the time I applied for my leave at work and got it, the plane ticket I was eyeing had gone up by INR15000.
A couple of cheaper options were available but they took more time. Also two of the friends I was supposed to meet told me they would not be available when I’d be visiting. I decided these were the universe’s way of telling me not to go to the UK just yet. Continue reading Bali: I’m going on my first unplanned trip!
July 4 (TravelAndy): Iceland’s budget airline Wow Air has launched a new route from Bristol in England to New York, via Iceland.
Tickets for this economy only route starts from GBP 119, said the airline.
This marks the airline’s first route to New York, U.S.A. Continue reading Wow Air launches Bristol-New York flight
February 24 (TravelAndy): Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with standard budget accommodation aggregator OYO rooms.
Rooms listed on OYO are now available for booking on the IRCTC website.
The IRCTC-OYO partnership will offer 45,000 hotel rooms across 170 cities in India. Continue reading IRCTC ties up with OYO rooms
February 15 (TravelAndy): GoAir has announced a zero cancellation charge on tickets that are cancelled within 30 days of the travel date.
This offer is valid on tickets booked till February 16 midnight, for a travel period of June to December.
The offer is valid on all GoAir flights across 22 cities of India. Continue reading GoAir offers free cancellation till Feb 16
One day during my stay in Hyderabad when I was feeling particularly touristy, I decided to spend several hours at Golkonda Fort. I discovered that making use of the audio guide there is a great way to explore the historic site as a solo traveller on a budget.
Human guides cost around INR700 and that’s probably not a bad deal if you are in a group. But as a solo traveller on a budget, I thought that was a little too much.
I read the advertisement about the audio guide right next to the ticket counter. When I asked them where I could get it, they said it would be right at the main entrance of the fort. As soon as I got there, several guides approached me, but when I told them I was looking for the audio guide, they left. The place where they rent out the audio guides is bang opposite the main entrance. Continue reading The audio guide at Golkonda is a good idea
A month ago, UBS Wealth Management named London the fifth-most expensive city in the entire world, which often scares off young and budget travellers who are inclined to believe that they can only afford backpacking-friendly destinations. Truth be told, there are actually plenty of ways around all those expenses that the English capital is notoriously known for.
To survive a holiday in London on a limited budget, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Continue reading How to travel London on a budget
October 23 (TravelAndy): Indian low cost carrier SpiceJet has announced daily non-stop flights between Delhi and Kochi, commencing from November 19.
This is a part of the airline’s initiative to enhance connectivity on its domestic network. SpiceJet currently operates two flights in this route. Continue reading SpiceJet to fly Delhi-Kochi non-stop