Hey guys! Happy new year. Hope it started great. I woke up feeling adventurous so I’m over here planning to see the world before I lose all this crazy energy. One problem though. Most of the world’s hottest travel destinations: Ibiza, Bermuda, Paris, Switzerland. They are not for students…at least not the ones I know.
So I made a list of places you can go on a student budget and still have the time of your life. So grab your backpacks, your documents and let’s go.
This place has idyllic islands and a rich culture to learn from.
I’m more excited about the beach huts and the cuisine there. I mean the closest I’ve been to sleeping by the beach is once when I was sixteen. Disclaimer, it was not a beach hut. This will be a perfect place to go to with Kabi. Get our swimsuits ready, cameras on and fill in our country people on what they are missing out on.So apparently the hotspot for all things food is Nakhon Si Thammarat. Grab your cash and hype your tastebuds.
Best thing is…its all cheap. No.No. its pocket friendly. Adventures galore are waiting for us in Thailand.
Ah. The country down south that’s made this motherland and myself so proud. Nelson Mandela, Trevor Noah ( beloved husband even if he doesn’t know yet) and my honeybooboo Madiba Elvis ( no relation to Nelson Mandela that we know of).
Just reading on the safari experience with the big five. Its terrain is just amazing with all the mountains like Drakensberg for superlative hiking. Hluhluwe and Imfolozi to see the white rhino while avoiding the crowds of Kruger.
Madiba pack your bags and get your passport, Cape Town, Pretoria and Jo’burg here we come.
Wasn’t this place in some war a while back? Maybe a decade? I failed history wouldn’t know really.
So here’s yet another lowkey tourist on a budget destination. With its sublime countryside, limestone karsts of the north,water ways and paddy fields of Mekong Delta I’d have a blast with my baby Amanda there.
The blissful beaches and frenetic cities crammed in between will steal your breath but not before we grab a stool at a pho stall for a taste of the best local food.
Where my ladies at?
All we need is shades, sun dresses and our swimwear. We’ll rub shoulders with locals on their lovely beaches and kick back on Cabo Polonia for quieter sands and abundant wildlife. We could eat excellent steak as we tour the gorgeous old capital of Montevideo with our shades of melanin adding a pop of colour.
Sounds like a plan?
First of all, its a Caribbean island. Carribean island equals lots and I mean lots of eye candy with heart melting accents. A kind sir might be giving you directions to the beach and your lost in his voice and green eyes. Anyway, back to reality.
This is definitely the place for my favorite dancer Wambui. From the salsa clubs of Havana to the July carnival of Santiago. We’ll have to sleep all day just to keep up with the place’s energy at night.
Dip our toes in the warm Caribbean at Varadero beach and sip cocktails as we plan how we’re never going back home.
Prague, Czech Republic.
Now if I had a brother, this is where he’s going before he gets hitched. Since I dont, it can be a squad thing or trip with le bae.
From their rage bachelor parties and their hearty meals downed with decent local beer. The old city buildings are perfect for an evening stroll in the historical time capsule.
All you need is a few Czech crowns and you’re good to go.
With it’s compelling mix of natural beauty, Maya tradition and colonial legacies. I think this is the best place to go for a family vacation. Hint. Hint. Mr and Mrs K.
Its rock bottom prices are great too so that you dont hit us with that “its too costly” line.
I would gladly study and practice my Spanish skills. Yet to be developed though.
We could board a ‘camionetas’ or chicken buses to explore and soak up the sights like Antigua or be wowed by the monumental Maya temples of Tikal.
Family vacations dont just have to be at our grandparents guys.
From tacos to tequila. I know so so many people who’d love to be here. A sassy jaw dropping girl behind the bar and a cold looking fine man alone with his drink at the end of the bar. Oh. My imagination is already there.
String hammocks up along the dazzling white sands and take a nap after a swim in the blue-green waters. Oaxaca has amazing street food tourist love and who fancies a dip in a crystal clear cenote?
New Orleans, USA.
Music, music, music. In every courtyard and every bar. Most street corners are full of trumpet blowing, tap dancing people with big smiles plastered on their faces. Their musical heritage is big among tourists.
If The princess and the frog taught me anything its that coffee and a plate of sugar dusted beignets at café Du Monde are the bees knees. I’m sorry I had to.
So Shanghai offers us street food like Xiao long bao soup dumplings, scallion pancakes and sticky rice parcels( zongzi).
I have a big feeling my foodies will be out here with me but we’ll annoy the locals when asking for directions. We’ll either be borderline offensive or Google translate will lie to us about some words.
The mix of old and new in that ever growing city will be a sight for sore eyes having come from Rongai, Kenya.
Final destination is this land of kings and queens, pharaohs, gods and goddesses. The only country with a history of bloody rivers and child pharaohs like Tutankhamen.
Its mind blowing ancient sights like the pyramids, valley of kings and Abu Simbel will be spectacular.
The excellent food and decent accommodation will complete your vacation. Ride quad bikes in the desert and you can wear your arafats as long as you dont get lost in a desert storm.
So that’s all I had today. I currently just have the interest in going to all these places. I’m saving up for a few places and I can start off as soon as the cash picks up.
If you saw your name or thought I’m talking about you, I am slowly hinting at getting passports, a travel bag and finances.
Start off the year with achievable goals. Like Mexico. Pack your bags, here we go in 2018.