On the Bright Side: Traveling to 3rd World Countries

1. Cheaper than living in America

Living in developing nations is significantly cheaper than living in the United States. Rent, utilities, insurance, and healthcare generally cost less, especially if you convert your dollars to their local currency. If you’re looking into investing in real estate, you can take advantage of the affordable housing markets in places like Vietnam, Bolivia, and Indonesia.

2. Friendlier people

You will find that most developing nations have collectivistic societies, at the same time being open-minded and welcoming to foreigners.

3. Rich cultural heritage

When traveling, you’ll discover fascinating remnants of the past. Many third-world countries have been colonized at some point in their histories. You’ll learn about how the country was founded, what its current political climate is, what kind of government is in place, its unique traditions, cultural artifacts, historical monuments, etc.

4. Diversity

If you’re willing to venture outside of your comfort zone, you can discover different cultures and languages everywhere you go. It’s an opportunity to discover the incredible diversity of humanity.

5. Amazing food

Food is abundant, cheap, and flavorful in third-world nations. If you want affordable options for travelers, the street food culture is your best bet without breaking the bank.

6. Opportunities for New Experiences

When you visit emergent nations, you’ll experience something you’d otherwise never have access to in your locality.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store