Liverpool is one of the most popular city destinations in the UK. It’s known worldwide for its football club and the Beatles, but Liverpool city has so much more to offer than this. Liverpool city was awarded the Capital of Culture in 2008 and there’s a good reason for this, thousands of people flock to Liverpool each year for its shops, restaurants, theatres, coastal walks, celebrities and for the history.
If you’re looking to visit Liverpool but don’t want to break the bank, follow the guide below for fun but cheap places to eat and drink, cheap activates and interesting things to do around the city, as well as tops tips on how to travel around the bust city center.
Cheap Things to do in Liverpool
Take a Ferry across the Mersey River for £10. See some of Liverpool’s most iconic building such as the “three Graces” and the I Liver Building at the Pier Head. This is fun for solo travels, couples, and families who are looking to learn more about the history and the cultural side of Liverpool in an interesting way.
If the love the music of the Beatles, then you’ll defiantly have to visit the Beatles Story. This is a walk-through museum that lets you learn more about the Beatles life and music. Entry is £15/95 and you’ll find the museum on the Albert Docks.
Looking to have a laugh, visit the Liverpool Comedy Club at the Bentley. Fill your night out with laughter, enjoy food, drinks, and top headline act, some famous face might even appear.
Ghetto golf is a crazy and fun golf course set in an old brewer off Upper Parliament St. This is a golf course like you’ve never seen with for with wild décor, bright lights, street food, and drinks. It’s a fun day out for family’s or friends but it is for over 18’s only due to the nature of some of the decor.
The Best Of The Cheap Restaurants In Liverpool
How can you make breakfast and dinner better, combine them together into Brunch? The Brunch Club on Duke Street specializes in tasty brunch dishes such as pancakes and fruit. This is a very unique and cool place to grab some food if your hungry midmorning.
If you are looking for tasty restaurants but not sure what you fancy, Liverpool one has many different restaurants available for you to choose from. Decide from restaurants such as Pizza Hut, Nando’s, TGI Fridays, Wagamama, and YO! Sushi. No matter what food you are craving, you’ll find it in Liverpool One.
Have Cheap Drink In Liverpool
One of the most popular bars In Liverpool is the Cavern Club. Based on Mathew Street, visitors can have fun inside while listening to cover bands playing popular songs from genres like the sixties. Many famous faces have attended this club and have performed on the stage, making it a very popular place in the city.
If you’re looking for a fun and quirky nightclub to dance the night away, visit Heebies Jeebies. This is one of the most popular nightclubs in Liverpool, split-levels offering different genres of music and open until 4am if you are looking for a party then don’t miss this off your list.
Free Stuff In Liverpool
There are lots of free stuff to do and see in Liverpool that’s completely free. Take a walk along the Albert Dock, see all the boats on the River Mersey.
If you like history then check out the World Museum Liverpool, here you can watch history from all around the world come alive before your eyes for completely free. Just up the road from the world museum is the Central library. Now, this might not sound very exciting, but it is a building that shouldn’t’ be missed. With incredible spiral stairs from top to bottom, an outdoor platform at the top of the building to look out over the city on, Xboxes and iPad’s to use why wouldn’t you want to visit.
Go for a walk, there are so many things to see in Liverpool, you’ll come across cute little streets, street art, and buildings all over the city. Go for a walk and see what you find.
Cheap Transportation In Liverpool
Liverpool city center is very easy to make your way around. You can travel by foot to most of the popular places in the city center. If you don’t want to walk, take the bus or the train. Buses run all over Liverpool and are very cheap, jump on the bus, pay your ticket and sit back and relax.
Liverpool also has the Mersey rail, this is a connection of trains that run underground in Liverpool city center. The trains are cheap, frequent and easy to use. If you are looking to travel into or out of Liverpool, then take the train from Lime-street. The trains here go all over the country.
There are also black cabs that you can take to get around. The taxis cost much more than public transport but if you have lot’s of shopping bags then you might want to consider taking a taxi to your hotel.
HOW TO SAVE MONEY WHEN YOU ARE IN AGRA
Agra, also known for its major tourist attraction ‘The Taj Mahal’, has been trending a lot among international travellers exploring the heritage and culture of the city. Agra is among the most talked about cities among tourists, and it has a lot of tour packages with great activities promising a unique and memorable experience.
Connecting Routes To Agra:
Agra has been developed very well in the past few years and has its own railway station and airport. The main connecting railway junctions are at Jaipur and Delhi. It takes around 3-4 hours to go between these two places, if you are planning to visit them along with Agra.
Cheap Places To Stay In Agra:
Families or a group of adults and kids can find many options for places to sleep in the heart of the city:
Hotel Panna Paradise and Hotel Priya are two of the more budget-friendly places to stay in Agra, charging only 1500 INR per night.
Hotel Sidhartha, which is located in Rakabganj, costs an average of 950 INR per night. It is also very close to the Taj Mahal, and thus does not require you to hire cars or any take any other form of transportation to see the beauty of the Taj Mahal.
For Bachelors/ groups of colleagues and friends:
Zostel is a budget-friendly hostel charging up to 500-700 INR with clean dormitories and indoor recreational spaces.
Cheap Restaurants In Agra:
Agra is not only famous for the Taj Mahal but also for its delicious food.
Following are some of the restaurants where you can find cheap yet awesome food.
1. Papa Ji Da Dhaba:
This restaurant is located in the Delhi Gate area. You can easily find North Indian food at the best price. The average cost for 2 persons – 250/- INR.
2. Sheroes Hangout:
This is another great and cheap option to have food. It is located in Tajganj area. The average cost for 2 persons – 200/- INR.
3. The Momo Corner:
You will find this restaurant in Kamla Nagar. You can enjoy Chinese food and momos here. The average cost for 2 persons – 200/- INR.
Living And Traveling In Warsaw Poland For Less
Whether you’re looking for tips to travel cheap in Warsaw or are planing to live there for extended period of time, here are some ways to not break the bank during your time in Warsaw Poland.
Cheap Hostels In Warsaw
Looking for an affordable yet nice hostel here in warsaw for staying a couple days or a couple weeks? Mish Mash is a nice one that Cheapskate Life highly recommends. It’s clean, quiet, and near centrum. A few others include Tatamka hostel and Tapir Hostel. The cheapest one in town, however — at least during the time of this writing — is Oki Doki Hostel located at Dąbrowskiego 3, 00-057 Warszawa.
Cheap Bars In Warsaw
While not the cheapest, Pub Lolek in Pole Mokotowskie is a great venue with a big screen TV and several smaller TVs — perfect for catching sporting events like the World Cup. Pub Ceska has great beer and a great atmosphere. The food is just so-so, but the beer is on point. (but as Czech I don’t like the food there, beer is good though). Some of the less-than-frugal folk out there may prefer Bohemia, but the price is a not at cheapskate levels.
When you’re feeling like a pint of Guinness or St. Patty’s day is rolling around, Emerald is a great and not-too-expensive Irish Pub. On a similar vein, the British Bulldog Bar.will give you that Imperial feel without forcing you to chattel slavery. A few other honorable mentions include the Green Goose (Zielona Gies), Bar Bambino on Krucza in the centre, and Bar Szawa, the latter selling delicious tak, zapraszam, and paella on occasion. While we could go on and on, we’ll keep it at that. If you’re still looking for more cheap bars in Warsaw, most of them behind Nowy Swiat Street offer reasonable prices.
Cheap And Free Activities In Warsaw
There are many free walking tours of the old Town offered daily by a variety of companies in Warsaw. Lots of museums also have a free day. Just go on their websites to see which day and go on that day. All this walking around got you feeling hungry? For the cheapest food in Warsaw, head on over to one of many Bar Mleczny, which are nice eateries that are subsidised by the government — and therefore cheap as can be.
Cheap Shopping In Warsaw
As far as cheap shopping goes in Warsaw, online is probably your best bet. If you’ll be around for a few weeks, AliExpress is really cheap, but other sites like Ebay and Allegro are competitive, and they don’t take weeks to ship their stuff. Go to the small shops in the underground under central train station (next to Zlote Tarasy) and you can find a lot of good and cheap stuff for sale.
For the Warsaw expats looking for a cheap internet package in Warsaw without a contract, Play is highly recommended, and so too is Orange. However, if you don’t need a wireless solution, the cheapest internet package with the most/best deals on data is from UPC.
Cheap Rental Car Companies In Warsaw
If you find yourself on the hunt for a rental car in Warsaw, there are a few options we’ve found that pass muster. Express isn’t too bad and is among the cheapest with good service and decent cars. Another good one is Green Motion at the WAW Airport, with some of the lowest prices we have seen for rental cars in Warsaw. We at Cheapskate Life have personally rented cars from them and were never dissatisfied.
Getting By Cheaply in Kardzali Bulgaria
For all the newly-arrived visitors to the ancient and historic Thracian city of Perperikon in Bulgaria, here is a list of cheap hotels and restaurants in Kardzhali
Cheap Hotels In Kardzhali
Cheap Restaurants In Kardzhali
As a dude who’s crossed five different land borders between Vietnam and its neighboring countries to the west (Laos and Cambodia), I thought I knew the drill: receive the exit stamp, pay for a visa-on-arrival, grease the wheels a bit with a little coffee money, boom, done, good to go. But the checkpoints and border officials have little to do with this story. In fact, they were particularly kind and helpful, and didn’t leverage the fact that my buddy overstayed his visa to extract a few extra dong from him. But that’s neither here nor there.
It all started in Hanoi’s Old Quarter over a cheeky bottle of Men vodka (the cheap stuff that goes down rough and costs less than a bag of chips). I was explaining to my friend, who we’ll call Paco, that I was tired of Hanoi and formulating an escape plan. Serendipitously, he was currently organizing a visa run to, what looked like on the map, the nearest border gate between Vietnam and Laos, Na Meo.
I talked it over with my wife and we agreed that Laos would be a good change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. We packed our bags and left the morning Paco’s visa was set to expire. There is no direct bus to Na Meo from Hanoi, so we had to go through a town called Thanh Hoa. When we arrived, however, we learned that they only operate buses to Na Meo a couple times a week, and only embark during the morning hours. Luckily, a bus was scheduled for the following morning, so we found the nearest “Nha Nghi” and hunkered down for the night.
The next day, we jammed ourselves into the bus, which was packed with both people and cargo. There were two-person seats on either side of a two-foot aisle, in which crammed at least five people, with some standing, some on the floor, and one pushing his ass with great force into my hip bone.
As we were driving along, a Laotian boy who studied English in Thanh Hoa sparked up a conversation. He was going home for the Laos New Year and was excited to see his family. He told us that he didn’t have to pay because his university covered his travel costs. After we were a few hours in to the ride, the ticket boy told us that, due to “insurance” reasons, the price would be more than what they told us on the phone. As a Vietnamese, my wife was charged the usual VND200,000 (a little under $10). But a foreigners, they demanded that Paco and I pay five times that amount each (over VND1 million) — talk about supply and demand. But since we were already en route and no other options were available, there was nothing we could do, even though I only had VND600,000 in my wallet.
We reached the border, shuffled out, and took care of the customs procedures. I said farewell to Paco, who was half a bottle deep and haggling drunkenly with the ticket boy. The rest of the passengers pushed their way back onto the bus and we made our way down the bumpy twists and turns that are characteristic of Laotian highways — stopping frequently to pick up and drop off both people and goods.
Ten hours into the ride — and still miles from the final destination of Sam Neua — they stopped at a dimly lit parking lot to load up with more supplies, demanding that I go to a nearby ATM to get more cash. I obliged, but used my student ID in the ATM and told them it didn’t work. Long story short, we arrived — after more than twelve hours on an uncomfortable, packed, bus — at a countryside bus stop in Sam Neua, late at night, with nobody around. I gave them what I had in my wallet and we started walking towards the city with our thumbs up. We eventually came across a taxi who took us to a hotel and everything was all good. As they say, if you don’t like it, just stay home. But word to the wise, although Na Meo looks like the closest border, unless you have your own means of transportation, take the seemingly longer route in a comfortable sleeper bus and avoid the discomfort and exorbitant “skin-tax” that you will surely encounter with the public shit-shuttle to Na Meo.