Peru budget round-up

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Inca Tipon Peru

Astounding Incan ruins at Tipon – the building work is incredible

This is clearly very overdue, but I’m determined to finish what I started and these round-up posts were some of our most popular. Plus, this is the last one from our RTW! Please bear in mind that all costs are from August and September of 2013 so average prices will have changed. The exchange rate has also improved against the Pound but I’ve kept to our original figures.

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Bolivia round-up

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Sunday market

Sunday market

Without a doubt Bolivia has been our favourite country during the South America leg of the trip. The scenery is spectacular, the cities stunning and the people are clinging to their culture with all their might. We felt that northern Argentina was very heavily influenced by European culture and Peru doesn’t have the same commitment to its heritage but Bolivia, most of it was like stepping back in time.

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Argentina round-up

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Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side

Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side

Argentina was a bit of a shock to the system in terms of budget. Having come pretty much directly from South East Asia where we could live like kings for very little money it was a big transition to see prices not far off what we’d seen in the early parts of our trip in Canada and the USA. You can spend less than we did of course, I’ve made it pretty clear that we’re past dorm rooms and being really uncomfortable on transport just to save a bit of money, but it’s still an expensive country to travel in. Inflation in Argentina is currently at 30-35% meaning that the price of even milk and bread in the shops is changing on a daily basis.

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Thailand round-up

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Longtails docked on the beach - Andaman Sea

Longtails docked on the beach – Andaman Sea

We first visited Thailand 5 years ago, it sounds like a short time but it feels a lot longer now that we’ve seen the rapidly developing jewel of Asia again. We really enjoyed our previous visit but the 6 weeks we’ve spent in Thailand this year have truly been some of the best of the trip and have taken our love for Thailand to a whole new level.

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Getting the best from Angkor Wat in 2 days – Part 2

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Me clambering up one of my favourite temples - Baksei Chamkrong

Me clambering up one of my favourite temples – Baksei Chamkrong

After a day off from temple hopping we felt refreshed and ready to tackle day 2. If you missed part 1 of this post you can read it here. 

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Vietnam round-up

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15th Century Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An

15th Century Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An

The most important thing I will take away from our visit to Vietnam is to always listen to that little voice inside telling you to explore, regardless of what anyone else says. I lost count of the number of people who said we wouldn’t like Vietnam and I’m incredibly glad we were able to prove them wrong.

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