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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 50 countries. www.indianajo.com is the place where she shares destination details, travel itineraries, planning and booking tips and trip tales. Her aim: to help you plan your travel adventure on your terms and to your budget.

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    Really really enjoyed this post! And absolutely understand what you mean about the pyramids! 4500 years- I cannot even comprehend it!

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  6. Stuart V. Forster
    Stuart V. Forster at | | Reply

    Regardin tips 5 and 10, you can sometimes kill two birds with one stone. If you’re ever in southern India visit one of the many temples look out for the thali meals that cost just a few rupees yet the vegetarian food is truly delicious and the experience of dining at a temple is truly memorable. I’m not sure how much fun travelling on $2 a day is though.

  7. Stuart Forster
    Stuart Forster at | | Reply

    In regards to tips 5 and 10, you can sometimes kill two birds with one stone. If you’re ever in southern India visit one of the many temples look out for the thali meals that cost just a few rupees yet the vegetarian food is truly delicious and the experience of dining at a temple is truly memorable.

  8. Lance
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    I’m 10 for 10 on this list. #10 was the toughest, but I lived in Nepal during the Civil War and everyone is basically living on nothing. This was beautifully written!

  9. Kara
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    I’ve done eight out of these ten, only missing travel by sea and living on less than $2 a day. I would definitely agree that experiences trump location by a LOT.

    I’m surprised you put sleeping under the stars and traveling by foot on this list as both of these experiences could be had on a backpacking trip, something that I don’t necessarily consider “travel” (although very fun!) Do you?

  10. Meg Wray
    Meg Wray at | | Reply

    I definitely have a lot of these I need to accomplish, and I’m hoping to check a bunch of these off my list very soon. This is a great post… I think sometimes we focus too much on the “where” and not the experience. For example, you can lay under the stars anywhere in the world, it’s not specific to one place or one of the “seven wonders”.

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