Saturday, April 28, 2012

Backpacker Savings Guide: Southeast Asia E-book

South East Asia is one of the most popular destinations for backpackers. It is reputed as a cheap destination for many westerners; accommodation, travel and food costs much cheaper in many South East Asian countries compared to Europe and USA.

But the region can depart you from more of your money you may have planned initially. Throughout your backpacker trip you can lose a lot of money by not knowing the best option available in flights, travel and food. Most of the backpackers fall into a rich variety of scams designed to depart them with their money. These scams range from ones costing you a few extra dollars to ones which can basically live you without a single penny in your pocket in the middle of nowhere. Many of these are avoidable if you know the best option you have and where scams are very likely. For example, it is very likely that you will encounter a scam if you take taxi from Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City or Kuala Lumpur airport. Knowing which taxis to take, which taxis to avoid and where to take airport bus/train can save you a lot of money and headache. There are also very dangerous and costly scams out there, for example ‘Jet Ski scam’ off Pattaya & Phuket. If you are not warned to never rent a jet ski in Thailand, you will fall into this scam 80% of the time and say goodbye to thousands of dollars you have.

Backpacker Savings Guide: Southeast Asia E-book is compiled by one of many backpackers to help others not to make financial mistakes and fall into scams which would cost a lot ans short-cut a dream trip with a nightmare. Southeast Asia Savings Guide has over 35 tips that totaled hundreds of dollars in savings. Author says if he had had this list before leaving, he could have spent at least two more weeks in Southeast Asia:

The guide has country by country breakdown of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos with 36 highly practical tips that can save you hundreds of dollars. General Tips section that apply regardless of where you are. The guide shows ways to save money when doing transport between highly popular locations, free access to further editions.

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