What $1 buys around the world - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet - StumbleUpon. At Lonely Planet, we're big fans of the travel bargain.
After all, the first guide we produced was Asia on the Cheap - and then Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. Just recently we've had articles about countries that can still be travelled on the cheap and how to cope in Copenhagen if you're down to your last krone. Little surprise then that we loved Contemporary Nomad's blog post about what $1 can buy you in the Philippines. The answer? A lot. Make Money in Your Spare Time Doing Simple Online Tasks. 10 Weird Ways to Make Money. Things are tough all over.
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