Travel is an important part of our lives, not only because it helps us broaden our horizon but because it fundamentally transforms us. This experience of waking up to the power of your own transformation is entirely a different experience. By taking a break from your daily life, unplugging from the pulls and pushes of either your job or social life and engaging in new activities in new places, you have a better opportunity to anything that has been bothering you. Just as travelling is life transforming, it is also empowering. You realise you can do things you never thought possible.
Here are top 5 pocket-friendly international holiday destinations that will be easy on your mind and your pockets-
1. Thailand- Land of smiles
This is one of our favorite international holiday destination! There are so many reasons to go to Thailand, to begin with- holiday packages of Thailand are cheaper than packages to Kerala and Andamans. They have exotic food, beautiful beaches (Yes, water sport activities included) and amazing people from all around the world. There is a reason it is known as ‘the land of smiles’ but before you forget, it is also the land of shopping and insane clubbing. Thailand has got everything that you need for an ideal vacation. Thai cooking classes, temple tours, spirituality, adventure sports, cheap street food to fine dining, chilling with tigers to dancing the night away in a nightclub. That’s Thailand for you.
The great thing about Malaysia is that you can find an experience here that will fulfil all your wildest, travel related, dreams and of course, it is super cheap. Everywhere you look there are fusions of influence from China, India and the rest of the Southeast Asia. Malaysia is a reflection of everything beautiful that exists in Asia and it does a great job at it. There are beautiful beaches, spicy, mouth-watering food. Kuala Lumpur is one of the world’s great cities and has everything you’d expect to experience, all with a unique Malaysian twist.
You could sample tasty street food, get lost in busy shopping centres or even visit the famous Petronas Towers all in one international holiday! If you get tired of people, you could always go visit some orang-utans!
Many travellers make Dubai sound exotic and expensive, and perhaps it is but from how we look at it- it all depends on what you make of your experience and how you’ve planned for the trip. If planned the right away, a trip to this international holiday destination could be an easy on your pockets and exceptionally fun. Dubai is known for great cheap food- the Lebanese and Iranian food is to die for her. The weather is usually warm and I mean it in a pleasant way, not the ‘warm’ Indians use to describe July. Dubai has the most modern and elite style of architecture, along with a few man-made mountains. Dubai shouldn’t be a problem if you are planning on travelling alone because it has the world’s safest cities. People in Dubai are used to tourists, they are in fact known for their generosity and kindness.
Singapore is one of the world’s most popular international holiday destinations. It is the 5th most visited city by international tourist arrivals based on statistics and rankings by the World Tourism organization. Singapore has a unique cosmopolitan culture that reflects a harmonious alliance between the old and the new. This is highly visible in the blend of skyscrapers with heritage buildings all around the island-city. Too often people who come back from Singapore use the words, ‘clean’, ‘green’ and ‘efficient’ to describe this melting-pot of culture! Singapore is safe and again, if you are traveling alone- there is no place you rather go. All Singaporeans can converse in English so it easy to communicate and get directions even if you’re lost. Travelers can enjoy the best of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian cultures through the many traditional and religious festivals that fill the Singapore calendar.
Didn’t expect Cambodia to make it to our list of international holiday destinations? Well, every country has a history but Cambodia has gone through a very recent and painful phase from 1957 to 1979 when almost two million people died from starvation and torture under the Khmer Rouge rule. Cambodia is an example of how a country had to rise from its ashes- you have to see it to believe it. Cambodia has less-travelled but beautiful beaches where you can spend your day, read a book. The best thing about this country is that, there is never a bad time to visit it and it will definitely come under your budget. You must visit the Angkor Wat temple, it is the largest religious monument ever built but it is breathtakingly beautiful.
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