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THE World's Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money is Worth a Fortune - THIRD EDITION

The World's Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money is Worth a Fortune, 3rd Edition - Tim Leffel Originally reviewed September 16, 2010 at Here There Be Books.Technically I suppose I could have just Googled all this information instead of getting a whole book about, especially since price fluctuations are happening even as you read this. (omg!) But I thought maybe there'd be something more useful than numbers in here and so I requested it through ILL. I was right (of course). It's a useful books in terms of figuring out where my Western money goes the farthest, but it's also useful in learning more about what there actually is to DO in those cheap countries. And reading about those countries? Made me want to go there-- and not just because they're cheap.Bolivia, for instance, was never really a country I thought about travelling to much beyond the "tour of South America" thing I was considering a while ago. But after reading The World's Cheapest Destinations it's definitely moved up my list of "must-see places." Why? You'll just have to read the book for yourself and find out! Ha. Ha.Anyway, it's a decent primer for finding out where the least expensive countries are, what you can do when you get there, and what the climate/society is like. Think of it like a more basic version of a country's guidebook-- it won't tell you how to get from one place to another, or what exactly to do once you get there, but it'll tell you what you can buy for under $1 (really interesting things, actually).Note: I think the author keeps specific money things updated on his website, so price fluctuations aren't that big a deal, not like changes in a country's government/infrastructure/etc are a big deal.

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