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By MacKenzie Woeste
We all know Bali and Thailand are the hot spots for Aussie holidays. Why wouldn’t they be? They’re fun, affordable and won’t put a dent in your bank account. But where else can you explore culture, party under the moon and enjoy the sun and sand for such a budget-friendly price? Besides these time-honored destinations you can check out; Cambodia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Fiji and Hawaii.
This neighboring country of Thailand often gets overlooked but it offers heaps of culture with the mesmerizing Angor Wat in Siem Reap, bustling beaches of Sihanoukville and the nightlife of Pub Street. You can travel across the country for a mere $12 per person. Cambodia is a hidden gem that where you’ll get the best bang for your buck.
Source :Ta Prohm Temple and Tonle Bati
Malaysia lies in the shadows of Singapore but is a wonderful spot to get a mix of multiple cultures. Malaysia is a destination for both the nature and city lovers. Although it’s known for its beautiful beaches and well-preserved rainforests, Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, offers a European influence within the stunning architecture of the buildings.
Source: Kuala Lumpur City
A cheeky French territory in the South Pacific is a destination to take a break from university and relax on the palm-tree lined beaches. Not known as a party destination but a serene break from reality where you can take in the turquoise blue waters and explore the unique marine-life.
Source: Hyega Island
Escape into the breath-taking bliss that is Fiji. Here you can immerse yourself in the friendly Fijian culture and dance the night away with the locals. You can partake in a seven- day island hopping cruise and see all that Fiji has to offer or you can stay mainland and go on a day-long sea cruise with unlimited booze and food. Fiji has something for everyone whether you’re looking for night-life or serene beaches.
This may not seem like a budget-friendly travel spot but with flights as low as $550 you really can’t go wrong. Although the prices once on the island aren’t as budget friendly as some Southeast Asian countries the beauty is one that can’t be missed. Explore the rain forest, lagoons and some of the most pristine beaches this world has to offer.
Source: Travel Stories
Take a step away from the traditional holidays of Bali and Thailand and explore what else this beautiful world has to offer on your next holiday while never taking a hit to your bank account.