6 Mistakes Will Make Your ‘Pocket Empty’ When Going to the Big City


The big cities are expensive in the world, especially for the long-term travelers. If you will not spend your limited money wisely, your budget will quickly drop. Here are some tips you can follow if you have lots of time to enjoy the city. In this way you can also save your money too.

Eating Food
In fact, many shops in the tourist market/famous places sell expensive food because it is the price for visitors, not because their food corresponds to that amount. These places are like railway stations, Airports, Popular monuments, famous markets etc. etc.

Dongdaemun Market, Dongdaemun District, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Normally, you should look for your eateries far from the crowded area because the price of food is cheaper there and the quality of the food is guaranteed, even very tasty sometimes. They will probably give you more attention due to minimum guests.

Traveling by bus

In a large city with so many attractions, visitors tend to choose long-lasting sightseeing tours by bus.

This is not a bad choice if you want to just relax and have a lot of time to plan your schedule in the next days. However, the weakness of this plan is that you will easily lose focus and energy when the journey is over.

Instead, consider taking free walking tours in certain locations. All you need to do is look for a tour guide or you can ask the directions to the local people too. Even it will give you more opportunity to know the local people.

In this way, you may not be able to visit the entire city but in return you will have beautiful photos and lively stories.

Choose right Travel Way

Venice is a beautiful city that you cannot ignore. However, the price here is very expensive, especially in the summer – when visitors compete to rent cheap hotel rooms. Similarly, the restaurants are also full of tables.

However, you can avoid these troubles if you choose to travel by boat. Just buy a train ticket, you have both a getaway and attractive meal waiting. So try to use a different travel way where minimum money is required.

Find the University Area

Did you know that universities in London will rent student accommodation at very cheap prices in the summer? This may not be so luxurious, but it is suitable for those who want to save.

In this area, you can easily connect to public transportation, dining and entertainment areas. Interestingly, many of the restaurants in this area are highly rated for good food and reasonable prices.

Do not look for cheap bedroom

There are many inexperienced visitors who paid up to $ 500 to spend a night in a cramped, uncomfortable room in big cities.


Do not forget that even in the most expensive cities in the world, you can still find a safe, clean and affordable place. These types of rooms are hard to find, requiring you to have lot of patience. Search one by one in low popular areas and you can find something better.

Set aside funds for accommodation and look for a room that suits your needs.

Public Transportation

Few tourists feel the need to grope the map when using public transport such as bus, train Some of them choose to taxi for fast and convenient for not to take that headache.

However, the cost of taking a taxi is very expensive, much higher than the cost of public transport. Use a taxi only when you are late at night, when you are busy, when you are carrying heavy things or too tired. Otherwise you can save lots of money by using public transport.


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