If money is tight Fremantle’s bohemian atmosphere make it a great destination by Australian standards. This compact city can accommodate backpackers even on the tightest budget. Here are my top 10 cheap ideas ranging from completely free activities stretching to bargain $10 prices.
Fishing Boat Harbour
Take a stroll along the boardwalk at Freo’s working harbour, home to hundreds of fishing vessels. Enjoy the waterfront lined with restaurants and find the statue of Bon Scott from AC/DC. In winter keep warm with a bag of hot chips, just keep an eye out for the hungry seagulls!
Singapore has recently topped the list as the most expensive city in the world to live in. However, this doesn’t mean that it can’t be visited and enjoyed on a budget. Hostels, local food and free sights mean a weekend in the city isn’t necessarily going to mean a big dent in your wallet. I recently stayed three nights in Singapore and between two of us only spent S$300 (including a not so budget-friendly trip to Raffles Long Bar). Here’s how…
Singapore is known for towering skyscrapers, shopping malls on every corner and, of course, the huge variety of tasty food. However visiting here doesn’t have to just be about the city, it’s easy to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and take a trip back to nature. An island small enough to explore in a day, yet interesting enough to hold your attention for a few more, lies just off the eastern coast of Singapore. Pulau Ubin mixes mangrove swamps and jungle teaming with wildlife, with the opportunity to experience a traditional kampong or village, as the mainland used to be.
The Galapagos Islands. Home to giant tortoises, marine iguanas and blue footed boobies. In fact, the Galapagos is home to a number of species that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. This bio-diverse archipelago featuring active volcanoes, mangrove forests and soft, golden sand beaches caught the attention of Charles Darwin and is now famed worldwide as THE place to visit for wildlife enthusiasts. If you thought a visit to the amazing Galapagos Islands meant spending a huge amount of money, then think again, because it can be done on a budget and I can show you how.