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Escape to Paradise: Discover  7 Affordable and Underrated Destinations.

Escape to Paradise: Discover  7 Affordable and Underrated Destinations.

 We all love a great vacation, especially in beautiful locations worldwide. Unfortunately, a lot of exotic locations are expensive to visit.

However, struggling to earn a living shouldn’t stop you from seeing beautiful places. So we have compiled a few destinations you can visit that are cheap for you to have fun on a budget. Take a look below and please tell me this does not ignite your wanderlust!

So what are the 7 affordable and underrated destinations?


Escape to Paradise: Discover  7 Affordable and Underrated Destinations.

If you are looking for clean sandy beaches, great weather, historical sites, stunning natural scenery and friendly natives, you will see all of them in Ghana and more.

As a traveller, Ghana has so many places that can cater to the purse strings of everyone. You can chill on the beaches in Accra and are free to visit.

One interesting place that piqued my interest is the Ga-Adangbe Caskets Workshop. It is renowned for designing very unusual caskets.They craft coffins that symbolize the lives of the deceased individuals who will be buried in them.

  If a person were a pilot, he would have an aeroplane-shaped coffin made for him. It attracts various woodworking students worldwide.

Other places to see are medieval castles, museums, the National Theatre, La Tante DC 10, ‘an aeroplane-turned-restaurant, national parks and more.

Fun facts.

  1. It was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain its independence in 1957.
  2. The name Ghana means warrior king.
  3. It houses Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world.
  4. It was called the Gold Coast due to the large amount of gold found and traded there.


  This beautiful eastern European country has a lot to offer to travellers on a budget. It has historically fascinating locations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful scenery and more that are inexpensive.

  If you love Dracula movies, you have come to the right place. You will get the chance to see his castle in Transylvania.

   This 57-room castle was built in the 13th century and is full of historic furniture, clothing, and other things to keep you busy.

   In Bucharest, you can also enjoy a partisan experience under the Arc of Triumph on Kiseleff Boulevard without breaking the bank.

    Other interesting cheap places to visit are Museums, Parks, Century monasteries, hunted forests, the Place Of Parliament well on ‘the outside’ is Europe’s largest building and more.

Escape to Paradise: Discover  7 Affordable and Underrated Destinations.

Fun Facts.

  1. The name Romania comes from the Latin word Romanus. It means a citizen of the Roman Empire
  2. Bucharest is known as “Little Paris” due to the Arch of Triumph. Romanians built after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  3. Romania has the world’s tallest wooden church in Sapanta Peri, Maramures, Romania.
  4. Researchers found the earliest Homo sapiens fossils in Europe in the Cave of Bones in Romania.

Turks and Caicos.

Escape to Paradise: Discover  7 Affordable and Underrated Destinations.

The Caribbean is associated with luxury travel. However, there are budget-friendly locations you can visit here. Turks and Caicos are one of them.

This island nation is an archipelago of 40 islands in the Atlantic Ocean. This island has fantastic weather, pristine beaches, azure waters, beautiful coral reefs and much more.

Dive into the country’s history in Cheshire Hall, a plantation built in the 1700s where slaves worked in the cotton fields. You will find it in Providenciales. It features a Great House, a cotton press base, a slave cabin and a kitchen.

Fun Facts.

  1. Turk and Caicos are not in the Caribbean Sea. It is in the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. There are no lakes or rivers in Turks and Caicos.
  3. Turks and Caicos have the largest above-the-ground caves in the Caribbean.


 This Southeast Asian country has a brutal past due to the Khmer Rouge regime; however, it is a gem for budget-conscious tourists.

  You can get a chance to see the various architectural gems when strolling in Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. You can also watch movies for free in Phnom Penh’s German cultural centre.

  Other places to visit are the royal palace, the central market of Phnom Penh, the Tuol Seng genocide museum, Buddhist temples, Battambang UNESCO City of Performing Arts, picturesque sites like the stunning waterfalls in Cardamon mountains, and Tonle Sap Lake.

  You can also chill on Cambodian beaches like Sihanoukville Beach. They are as beautiful as Indonesian beaches.

Fun Facts.

  1. .The world’s largest religious building is Angkor Wat, built 800 years ago.
  2. Traditional Cambodian weddings last for three days.
  3. There are a lot of active line mines in Cambodia. Between 4- 6 million!
  4. More than half of the population is less than 15 years old.



If you are a fan of delicious food, stunning natural sites and more, look no further. Bolivia is where you can find all of them.

This central South American country has a lot to offer tourists on a budget.This country has beautiful animals that you may not see elsewhere. Examples are the nearly extinct flamingos and llamas native to only South America.

It also has a stunning landscape to satisfy nature lovers. An example of this place is Laguna Colorada. Laguna Colorada means ‘’Red Lagoon’’ and is a red salt lake in Potosi, Bolivia.

It gets its beautiful red colour from the algae and minerals found in the water. A flock of flamboyant flamingoes are present in the lake. It’s breathtaking. You have to take a picture of yourself.

If you want to experience the native belief systems of the Indigenous people or cast a spell on someone’s ‘’wink’’, visit the witch’s market. You will get all your heart’s desire there.

  Other stunning locations are Laguna Verde, Salvador Dali Desert, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, archaeological sites like Tiwanaku a UNESCO Heritage Site, Puerta del Diablo and more.

Fun Facts.

  • Lake Titicaca in Bolivia is the highest lake in the world.
  • Salar de Uyuni houses the largest natural mirror on earth.
  • Sixty-four million tonnes of salt are also found in the area making it the largest deposit of salt in the world.
  • Bolivia has 37 official languages.
  • The Amazon River in Bolivia has pink Dolphins.
  • Bolivia was part of the Inca Empire.


Escape to Paradise: Discover  7 Affordable and Underrated Destinations.

If you are a connoisseur of art and history, I invite you to get lost in Egypt’s ‘The Land Of The Pharaohs’. This North African country is renowned for its fascinating classical history from Queen Cleopatra to Pharaoh Tuthkhamen.

 Egypt has inspired many writers to create fantastic stories. These range from Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’ to Marie Corelli’s ‘Ziska: Problem of a Wicked Soul. 

  The influence extends to movies as well, with examples such as James Bond’s ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and the Mummy franchise

Your visit to Egypt is sure to be unforgettable. There are a lot of great places you can see in Egypt.One beautiful place you should visit is Al-Andalus Garden. This botanical garden is located in Cairo the capital.

It has beautiful flowers and exquisite architectural features like colourful mosaic benches, fountains and arches. It’s a haven for photographers.

Other exciting places to visit are museums, the beach, the Nile River, temples, the pyramids and more.

Fun Facts.

  1. Egypt is the oldest nation in the world. It dates back to 3rd BC.
  2. Ancient Egyptians used makeup.
  3. Ancient Egyptians made and used perfume.
  4. Ancient Egyptians wore wedding rings to symbolize unending love between spouses.
  5. Ancient Egyptians worshipped more than 2,000 gods and goddesses.
  6. The famous Egyptian queen was not beautiful at all.

Sri Lanka.

When you think of the Orient, what comes to your mind? The exotic country of Ceylon which is now known as Sri Lanka.

This beautiful Island nation nicknamed ‘The Gem Of The Indian Ocean’ is situated in the Indian Ocean.The country is home to various cultures, languages and ethnic groups. Sri Lanka may have gone through a brutal 26-year-old war, but it has bounced since bounced back.

This country has a rich history and has a vast array of things to be seen and experienced. It has scenic landscapes, archaeological edifices, great weather and stunning landmarks.

An example of such a place is Viharamahadevi- Park. Nature lovers can have a great time in this place. It is in the capital Colombo. It can boast water fountains, a zoo, beautiful flora and a play area for children.

If you are an adrenaline junkie, on the other hand, head up to Ella where you can hike up Adam’s Peak. It is 1141 metres above sea level. See the sunset at its zenith. It’s simply outworldly.

Other great places to visit are the National Maritime Museum, Galle Fort a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in 1588 by the Portuguese, various temples, national parks, beaches, hot springs, waterfalls, ancient ruins etc.

Fun Facts.

  1. Sri Lanka’s national flag is the oldest in the world dating back to 162 BC.
  2. Sri Lanka was the first country to have a female prime minister in 1060.
  3. It is home to the world’s human-planted tree. It’s a fig tree that was planted 2,300 years ago.
  4. The head wobble in Sri Lanka means Yes.

Tips For Saving Money During Your Trip.

Travelling can be costly. However, there are some things you can do to reduce your expenses.

  • Always use public transportation like the bus or train instead of using Uber.
  • Eat at local restaurants not at tourist areas to get a good bargain.
  • Rent an apartment instead of a hotel room since it comes with a kitchen. You can cook food bought from the local market, reducing expenses.

  So there you go. Have fun and conquer the world!

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