My boyfriend Wiebe and I travelled across Sri Lanka for 16 days and spent less than €500 p.p. for the entire trip. Sri Lanka is a cheap destination, however, the breakdown in this post is geared towards a budget traveler. All costs mentioned below are per person per day, but based on two people travelling together. It includes all expenses in the country itself, i.e. excluding international flights or insurance.
Silke, my best friend from university, and I backpacked in 3 weeks from the South to the North of Vietnam. Vietnam will always have a special place in my heart as I fell in love with the scenery, the people and the food. I bought the flight with my very first salary which made this journey extra memorable. Unfortunately, we lost the pictures from a large part of our trip but our diary keeps the memories alive. If Vietnam is on your bucket list, try to fit in these 5 amazing places.
Crossing Sri Lanka with the train is very easy and inexpensive and a great way to interact with locals. The train ride between Nuwara Eliya and Elle was one of our favorite experiences from the entire journey through the country. The ride through the tea plantages in the Central Highlights of Sri Lanka is probably the most scenic rail journey you will ever take in your life.