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Where can you travel on $25 a day?

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Shoestring adventures

You can still find them if you know where to look: those places where you can strap on a backpack and travel around for a long time without spending too much money. Young travelers seeking an international experience have been doing this for generations – spending months on the road, getting from place to place by local bus or train ... or even bicycle. 

For the paltry sum of $25 per day (or less), frugal travelers can not only move around these eight countries (like Vietnam, pictured here), but can have a good time and even enjoy a few extra comforts once in a while. Of course, airfares, which can sometimes be expensive, are not a part of this equation. However, it’s possible to stay on the road for months once you arrive. (Text: Josh Lew)