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6 Cheap Ways to Explore the Most Expensive Cities of the World

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Is your bucket list of must-visit places include spots like Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris—places that you wish to visit at least once but are just so expensive to tick them off the list? You’ve come to the right place! Below are some tried-and-tested tips on how you can explore expensive cities on the cheap. These may not give you the most luxurious vacation, but you still get to experience the places you’ve dreamed of discovering.

  1. Stay in Hostels

Hostels are the cheapest accommodation you can get in Singapore. This is because most of them feature a shared dormitory style of rooms, where you’d be staying in a space with other people. They are often found in the heart of the city, too, which means you get to save more money for not having to ride a cab or any public transport to get to places. At more expensive cities, you may find dormitories as still not as cheap, but they’re still a lot cheaper than hotels or any private room.

  • Take Night Trains and Buses

When visiting places in Asia, a cheaper way to travel is to take night trains or buses. Doing so will save you a night’s accommodation. If you can endure long travels, you can do this: ride a night bus, arrive at your destination in the morning, explore the city the entire day, and then hop to another train or bus in the evening. Try asking your travel agency or look it up online for tickets of these night trips.

  • Make and Take Your Own Food

If you are going on a day trip or will be sleeping on a night train or bus, then make your own food and take it with you. This means you will not have to go out and buy anything for snacks and meals.

  • Buy from Grocery Stores

If you don’t have much time or space to make your own food, then another cheap option is to buy ready-to-eat food from the grocery. Many grocery stores have sandwiches, salads and other takeaway type of food items, and these are often cheaper than what you often find in restaurants.

  • Eat at Food Courts

If takeaway food still doesn’t appeal to you, then the food court is the way to go for meals on a budget. These eateries are often found inside shopping centers and malls and usually provide plenty of food options.

  • Take a Water Bottle with You

Whenever you are travelling, especially when you know you will be doing a lot of walking outside, always carry a water bottle with you. Instead of buying a bottle of water every time you ran out, refill your container whenever you find a drinking water fountain or when you stop by an eatery.

Travelling to some of the world’s most expensive cities can be challenging, but with a little know-how and the help of these tips, you can also enjoy and explore these cities you think you will never be able to afford.

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