|Bali view from Jesse Wagstaff|
backpacking trip around Tunisia. My budget for this trip was virtually zero, since during the previous year I'd spent several months travelling across Russia and through the Baltics while between jobs, and then had spent just a couple of months working in Bratislava earning really rather little. Having discovered the school I taught at would make me take three weeks of compulsory unpaid leave over Christmas, I didn't want to miss the chance to fly somewhere new - from Bratislava, flights to Tunis were equivalent to our cheap Perth to Bali flights, so I jumped at the chance to explore northern Africa. And loved it! Tunisia was dirt cheap, and I came back to Bratislava not quite broke, but ready to get back to some paid work.
So, please go ahead and link up a post below about a cheap destination. It might be that you live someplace where cheap holidays to Lanzarote are the deal (it sounds exotic to us here in Australia though!), or perhaps hopping a quick flight to Hawaii (oh! I wish!) is your idea of budget travel. If you haven't played along before, check the Weekend Wanderings guidelines and have fun exploring some other cheap holiday destinations - remembering, of course, that one traveller's Bali is another traveller's Patagonia, so to speak!!