If you are already in Europe, Budapest is a popular destination, but it is often overlooked by those unfamiliar with the region. I was surprised when I planned my trip to hear from many of my more worldly friends that it was their favorite city and also one of the cheapest places to travel (though it is technically two cities, Buda and Pest). And after visiting it, I know why.
Hotels and daily expenses are rather cheap, and recent building booms have created “hotels” that use empty apartments, giving travelers affordable access to high scale accommodations. The city feels young and full of life because it is very easy to travel to on a budget. The city is very walkable, and public transportation is cheap and reliable.
The capital city of Cuba has been a popular tourist destination even long before certain travel restrictions were lifted. The city’s history has created a very authentically distinct feel in terms of culture and appearance. You will see many old cars and buildings with very bright colors, underscoring the liveliness of the city itself.
No matter what your budget looks like, almost every hotel in the city is on the shoreline. This gives you amazing access to the beaches and nightlife of Havana. And though there may be concerns about safety, Cuba is by no means among the most dangerous places on earth, but is definitely among the cheapest places to travel.