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Everyone who’s been knows, and everyone who hasn’t has heard: Southeast Asia is cheap.
You can live like a rockstar for a fraction of what you normally spend back home (if you’re smart).
But, all too often, people visit Southeast Asia expecting everything to be cheap and that’s simply not the case. There are a countless number of ways you can get ripped off or pushed into a more expensive option when it’s simply not necessary.
A lot of these learnings simply come with experience and awareness. I personally learned a lot during my time there, specifically 5 odd lessons from long-term travel.
Nonetheless, a few tips can go a long way to help ensure you have that rockstar experience and are able to get the most ‘bang for your buck’.
1. Eat the street food
Whatever preconceived notions you have about street food need to be left back home. The food is delicious, sanitary, and cheap!
Eating food from these street stalls and carts is almost always the best option. If you want your foreign currency to go a long way, this is a must.
A lot of people have this idea that the street food is more likely to get them sick—wrong!
After over three months of traveling through Southeast Asia I got sick twice. Both times from pizza. Never from the street food.
In fact, most travelers said the same thing: it was the Western food that got them sick.
In Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos you can usually have a delicious meal for about $1-3. Throw in a beer and you’re looking at the cheapest, most economical meal you’ve had in a long time. [Read more…] about 7 Tips to Living Like a Rockstar for $25 a Day In Southeast Asia