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The 30 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2017, if your new year resolution is to Travel
Time to start packing your bags: 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for budget travel. The dollar is enjoying historic highs — meaning your money goes much further in many destinations around the globe — and according to an American Express Global Business Travel report, airfares are expected to fall in 2017.
1. Mazatlan, Mexico
Why: The current exchange rate ($1 = 20.69 Mexican pesos) makes Mexico one of the most affordable destinations.
For the frugal traveler who wants to enjoy more culture than they might in the Riviera Maya, my top pick is Mazatlan. As the shrimp capital of Mexico and a foodie paradise, Mazatlan is teeming with awesome eateries and fresh, interesting dishes. Hotels (including all-inclusive properties) are extremely inexpensive and authentic since most aren't part of the huge chains. El Cid Marina has awesome pools that are perfect for families, great food and huge rooms. (Rates are as low as $100 for a family of four.)
You can also enjoy superb dining at a top-notch restaurant like Casa 46 for less than half what you'd pay in the United States.
Side note: Sinaloa (the state where Mazatlan resides) grows the bulk of produce in Mexico, so Mazatlan produce is unbelievably cheap as a result. You see this reflected in top restaurants all the way down to street markets.
2. South Africa
Why: In South Africa, the exchange rate is in our favor, but so is the fact that it's a developed tourist destination with a solid infrastructure. In spending a month in Cape Town earlier this year and relying on Uber to get me to and from meetings, activities and lunches, I averaged under $20 in transportation per day — a major win.
Hotels are cheaper, too: Take a standard room at Taj Hotels & Resorts in New York, and you are out about $786 a night, whereas in Cape Town, a room at a similar luxury property costs $266. Remember, South Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere, so seasons are the opposite: Consider going in low season (our summer) when hotels and safari lodges are even less expensive.
Airbnb and private villa rentals are also reliable and cheap options in the major cities. Travelers should also consider booking domestic airfare in advance for the greatest cost savings, since flights on South African Airways can sell out quickly.
The best value of all is the wine: Travelers can order a glass of one of the best locally produced varietals for less than the cost of a can of soda. For more information on travel in South Africa, watch "Michaela's Map: First Timers' Guide to Southern Africa."
3. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Why: The best way to get a deal in the Caribbean is to travel during the low season (end of April through mid-December) to destinations that have direct and frequent fights from your gateway; plenty of hotel inventory; and economies that aren't euro-based.
Puerto Rico fits the bill, and I'm a big fan of San Juan, which I think is seriously underrated as an easy and affordable getaway, especially for visitors from the East Coast of the U.S. Old San Juan oozes charm, and if you stay within the old city's two-square-mile radius you won't need a car rental to access great restaurants, sightseeing and shopping.
U.S. citizens can save themselves the cost of a passport since it's not required to visit, and since the U.S. dollar is the legal tender, there's no money lost on currency exchange. Hotel Casa Blanca and Villa Herencia are two of my favorite high-style/low-cost boutique hotels.
Why: Europe is on everyone's list of value-added trips this year and for good reason — the exchange rate is more favorable for American travelers than it has been in years. But the destinations I most dream about and long to return to are in South America, a destination that has long given travelers great value for money.
In Chile, I love Santiago for its vibrant food and wine scene — think tucked-away wine bars, delicious tapas and hip hotels in a beautifully chaotic city. For a lesser-known and truly special corner of the world, I love the small lakeside town of Puerto Varas. It is part of the lakes district in Chile and the northern start of Patagonia.
It is easy (and cheap!) to rent a car and explore this area. There is a surprising German heritage, so you'll see signs for "kuchen" (cake). With Puerto Varas as a hub, you can explore great places within a two-hour drive from the city: going to the top of a volcano, exploring waterfalls, finding the best cakes and food.
This area sees very few American visitors and everything is CHEAP. It's one of those places I almost want to keep to myself, but it's so special that I can't.
Why: With the U.S. dollar strong against the euro right now and the economic crisis in Greece keeping prices lower than other parts of Europe, it’s the perfect time to visit the beautiful island of Crete. Crete is a foodie dream come true.
A place where farm-to-table isn’t a new fad, it’s a way of life. The people here often live to be well over 100 years old so they must be doing something right! With truly stunning natural beauty (like Balos beach) and locals that welcome tourists with open arms, you are bound to have the trip of a lifetime and save a few dollars at the same time.
Why: For many, Morocco is the ultimate dream trip, and yet cost tends to keep most from visiting. But what you might not know is that it's one of the most affordable African countries, particularly when comparing flight costs. R
eaching Marrakech from cities such as Lisbon, Madrid and Paris may only set you back $40 to $100 roundtrip with many budget airlines. And this past Black Friday, flights from New York were a mere $400 roundtrip.
Food is by far my main reason for visiting as often as I do, and typical meals can range from $2.50 to $15 for two, which includes appetizers, entree and unlimited mint tea. For vegetarians and vegans, the country is especially great, as veggies are cheaper than meat and fresh fruit smoothies are barely $1.
Souvenir shopping can get a bit intense when you realize leather goods such as wallets, handbags and weekenders run from $5 to $60. (A shopaholics dream!) When it comes to accommodations there's something to fit everyone's budget, my favorite being Riad Yasmine (only $80-$160 per night).
For those looking for Moroccan luxury while still on a budget, my go-to is Riad Kheirredine, which will have you living like a queen without breaking the bank and even provides a cell phone during your stay to ensure guest safety.
Why: Modern conveniences and history collide in Belize. It's a perfect place to take a budget romantic vacation. Many of the four-star hotels offer extras, like bicycle rentals, included in their low rates, as well as Belize's excellent local wines.
Some affordable resorts to check out are George Hardie's Las Vegas Hotel in Corozal (Northern Belize) and the oceanside Royal Caribbean Resort in San Pedro along Ambergris Caye. Both can be booked for under $100 per night.
Meals are also crazy cheap, but delicious. Two can eat at an upscale restaurant for less than $30, and much less at an everyday venue.
Why: Affordable upscale accommodations, cheap and remarkably healthy food and beautiful sights make Vietnam a standout among budget-friendly South Asian destinations.
Eat your way through historic Hanoi, kayak in the emerald waters of Halong Bay or relax in ancient Hoi An and the nearby beaches. There are clean, safe accommodations to fit everyone's wallet. In Hanoi, my favorite is the Tirant Hotel, near the old town, where you can bag a room for less than $70 a night.
Don't miss the Hanoi street food tour: For just $20 per person, a guide will lead you on foot or by scooter through backstreets, markets and footpaths.
You will eat like the locals and learn the names and ingredients in the dishes so you can order them again. And be sure to take the time to sip a bowl of steaming "pho" noodle soup in restaurants, push carts and food stalls, where a street meal and a beer can cost the same as a caramel macchiato at Starbucks.
9. Costa Rica
Why: Costa Rica is the one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and to be able to see this on a shoestring is an incredible opportunity.
There's a ton of national parks to explore, for instance, that only cost a few dollars to enter. Once there, you can then enjoy free self-guided walks that won't cost you a cent, but will deliver some great encounters with amazing wildlife like tapirs, monkeys, sloths and macaws.
Manuel Antonio and Corcovado National Parks are two of the best. Public transport is also super cheap in Costa Rica, with buses generally less than $10, even for an eight-hour ride. This makes traveling between destinations in this compact country very affordable and means you can see a lot in a short amount of time.
In addition, budget accommodation in Costa Rica — even at some of the best surf beaches — can be as little as $6 per person. And a "plato tipico" (local dish) can be enjoyed anywhere for as little as $2-3.
Why: Portugal is a pocket of affordable travel in contrast to the rest of Western Europe, especially if you get off the highways and take the back roads (where you can also avoid tolls).
A bottle of delicious port and a plate of the day with a glass of wine can be found for around €5 each. Nowhere else in the world can its "California Highway 1 meets Tuscany" landscapes be enjoyed on such a budget, especially now that the dollar is strong against the euro.
Why: Although Ecuador is not quite as inexpensive as Peru to the south, it’s an easy and affordable destination to travel to, especially if you stay a bit off the beaten path. It’s a short cheap flight from Florida with budget airlines like jetBlue and TAME, and accommodation is pretty cheap.
Shop at your local market and you can get a week’s worth of groceries for $10. And Ecuador has lots of variety; from surf beach towns like Montanita, to the volcanic Banos with famed hot springs at the gateway to the Amazon basin, to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cuenca in the high Andes, there’s a lot to see. The bus systems are good and domestic flights cheap and plentiful. F
ind a free accommodation option like house-sitting or volunteering, and your trip can be even cheaper.
Why: Barcelona is ranked right up there with cities like Paris and London as one of the most popular European cities, but it is by far the most affordable. This is thanks to low-cost tapas restaurants, endless free attractions and affordable things to do.
Have a meal of tapas and wine at El Xampanyet for around €10-15. Soak up the rays on the beach at Barceloneta. Get lost in the La Boqueria Market.
And take the tram up to Tibidabo (only €5) for sweeping panoramic views of the city; it's also where you can experience a vintage amusement park and a gorgeous cathedral.
13. Where: Guatemala
Why: Often bypassed in favor of nearby Costa Rica, Guatemala is unique unto itself in Central America. And because it's a bit more "off the path" in the region, it's also easy on the budget and a nice place to splurge.
The villas and hotels rimming Lake Atitlán have all the beauty you could want for a small fraction of the price you'd pay in Europe or elsewhere. From the lake, you can then delve into the country's unique culture by visiting the indigenous markets and villages in the Guatemalan highlands.
Lush Atitlan is a gorgeous, affordable place to stay in San Marcos La Laguna, the prettiest and most culturally interesting of Lake Atitlan's villages.
14. Bonaire & Curaçao
Why: In the deep Southern Caribbean, Bonaire and Curaçao are always out there on the edge of everyone's Caribbean consciousness. Both are known for scuba diving, but also for other water sports, hiking and amazing secluded beaches.
Vacation villas that let you live like a local are plentiful and affordable on both islands, but chain hotels like the Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino are an option on Curaçao (great if you're using points).
Bonaire gets its very first chain hotel at the end of 2016 when a Marriott Courtyard opens.
15. Las Vegas
Why: If you can avoid the slots, there are lots of free things to do in Vegas: The Flamingo's flamingo habitat, the fountains and conservatory at the Bellagio and the outdoor movies at the Container Park are just a few.
You can also find many places for cheap eats if you are willing to get off The Strip to do so. Check out the nearby Crown and Anchor, which serves up delicious British favorites, and Ninja Teriyaki Sushi 2 Go for fresh-made amazing sushi rolls in a no-frills setting.
Why: Sadly, the average income in Cambodia is about $950 per year. What does this mean for international travelers? Your international airfare might be expensive, but once you are in Cambodia, you can live well. Tuks tuks (a combo bike/taxi) and food cost just pennies. Even international hotel chains and luxury river boats down the Mekong are more affordable than other Asian destinations.
Before visiting, I suggest doing your homework to support luxury companies like the Shinta Mani Resort, whose foundation plays a large role in its community, building water wells, schools and farms and providing the best healthcare in the country to its employees. Culturally conscious companies like Aqua Expeditions sustainably introduce their guests to the communities along the Mekong River, including the floating markets and the farmers in the rice fields; the company can even arrange a conversation with a local Buddhist monk to discuss the significance of his journey from childhood to monkhood.
Why: If you're looking into an exotic long-haul trip, Bali offers a ton of high quality experiences for a great value. You can easily stay in a private villa overlooking stunning rice paddies with a private pool for around $50 per night. (Airbnb is a great way to go).
However, if you want to splurge a bit but not go overboard, a stay at a high-end luxury resort will still cost you less than a stay at a luxury resort, for example, in Maui. Not to mention, spa and transportation costs are quite low relative to other exotic locales, as well as the amazing and healthy food options that end up being a fraction of the cost elsewhere in the world.
Why: The weakened euro has made any trip to Europe more affordable, but this is especially true in Greece. The struggling economy craves tourist dollars and makes it known with affordable pricing on everything from hotels to food.
In Athens, you can book a three- or four-star hotel for well under $100, like 360 Degrees, a nice and modern hotel with a huge breakfast buffet included and an awesome location directly on Monastiraki Square.
Throughout the countryside, prices may be even better. Best of all, you can sit down to an amazing Greek meal with drinks (Mythos or Ouzo?), appetizers (Saganaki, anyone?) and entrees of your choosing for less than half what you'd pay in the States. Heck, you can pick up Souvlaki or a gyro for $1-$2. Souvenirs are insanely cheap, too.
Why: This forgotten corner of Europe is a wonderfully off-the-beaten-track budget destination in an otherwise very touristy and expensive continent.
With fantastic beaches along its coastline, including the fishing port of Saranda, Albania gives visitors the chance to enjoy the Mediterranean waters for a fraction of the usual price. Accommodation starts from as little as $5 per person and fishing trips or boat rides to the nearby islands are similarly well priced.
There's also some fascinating historical sites across Albania that are either free to enter or cost only $2-$5. From the moutainous medieval town of Gjirokastër to the Roman ruins at Butrint, this is a diverse and very different side of Europe, which is definitely worth visiting before the crowds do.
20. San Luis Potosí, México
Picture a perfect class III white water rafting experience through a limestone canyon of turquoise waters, a visit to a living garden of eden, complete with art sculptures, hidden pools, butterflies and waterfalls, a hike to the largest known cave shaft in the world, which you can rappel into, and a series of waterfalls for cliff jumping.
Top this all off with a plate of homemade tacos and a local beer for $2, and you've got yourself a piece of adventure paradise on a budget.
Still very much under the radar to anyone outside of Mexico, San Luis Potosí could be compared to Costa Rica in terms of adventure and Cambodia in terms of affordability. Since Election Day, the dollar has been especially strong in Mexico, offering an even better excuse to travel south of the border.
21. Quebec City, Canada
Why: Take advantage of the weak Canadian dollar and travel north for a 25% discount on prices.
Enjoy a slice of Old Europe without the jet lag or the cost of a transatlantic flight. Indulge in some of the best French food outside France — steak-frites, oysters and pastries at a bargain price. Stroll and shop in the narrow cobblestone streets of the picturesque Old Town and enjoy night parades and ice canoe races during the colorful Winter Festival in January and February.
22. Buenos Aires
Why: One of the world's most intoxicating cities, Buenos Aires has only grown in popularity, but it's still relatively cheap compared to European and Asian capital cities. There are many green parks, French-inspired architecture, late-night dancing, custom leather shops and fantastic food.
Taxis are relatively cheap (around $5-8 a ride), but you should also walk for miles in all of the distinct neighborhoods, like Palermo (try Salon Canning, a super casual milonga, or dance hall, after midnight). Must-try cheap eat in Buenos Aires: anything dulce de leche. It is everywhere — inside crepes, drizzled over grilled bananas and in gelato.
Tip: Bring a ton of American cash and you'll get better deals in many places. For example, I bought my custom leather jacket at a shop called Uru Recoleta (close to the famous Recoleta Cemetery) and was able to buy it for much less than using my credit card because I brought American dollars.
On Sundays, the place to be is the San Telmo market for browsing leather, antiques, watches, jewelry and more.
Why: While Haiti still remains under the radar as a travel destination, many people have been flocking to the vibrant country, and I can see why: The island provides all the stunning Caribbean characteristics without the high costs. Outside of holiday seasons and the later part of the summer, flights from New York range from $300 to $500, and even cheaper when flying from cities in Florida.
The real gem is how cheap the hotels are, with many starting at $50 to $150 per night including airport transfers. Even the newest Marriott Port-au-Prince will only set you back $130 to under $200 a night for larger rooms.
One of my favorites is Wahoo Bay Beach, which has epic mountain and ocean views from its stunning pool and rooms. You can take small boat tours around the area for a couple of dollars per person. Lobster, conch and crab can be caught right from the water and prepared for you without costing more than $10.
24. Santa Catalina Island, California
Why: Santa Catalina Island is one of my new favorite places. It is way more than a weekend SoCal jaunt. Hotels are quaint and average under the $200 per night mark. The Avalon Hotel is a charming choice. It’s right in the center of town, making it an easy walk to almost any activity. There is plenty to do, like kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, ziplining, hiking or just beach sitting.
The Catalina Island Museum is a must-visit stop to get the full story of the island's fascinating history, including its Hollywood connection. Food and shopping choices are extensive.
And you don’t need a rental car. Getting to the island is easy: Catalina Express Ferry whisks you to there from three different ports, Long Beach, Dana Point and San Pedro. I prefer Long Beach because flights there are often lower priced than neighboring LAX.
Why: With 17,000 islands, you are bound to find the ideal paradise to suit your travel and budget in Indonesia.
There are stunning untouched beaches that offer world-class snorkelling and scuba diving in Raja Ampat, fascinating Unesco World Heritage Sites dating back to the 9th century in Yogyakarta and — everywhere you turn — the friendliest locals. In Raja Ampat, we found a homestay that included breakfast, lunch and dinner — plus it was right on the beach for around $29 USD per person per night. For more, see Food Fun Travel's "Bali Food Guide."
Why: The entire Balkans region is an excellent option for budget travel, and if you haven't been before, I recommend starting with Bulgaria.
From wine country to snowy peaks to the Black Sea coast, it's an adventure playground that every budget can afford. In Bulgaria's wine country you can get a full winery tour with multiple tastings plus bread and cheese for about $5 (check out Villa Melnik winery), take a hike through Bulgaria's famous sandstone pyramids and then sleep in a beautiful authentic style hotel like Zlaten Rozhen with breakfast included for about $30.
27. Cusco, Peru
Why: Most people who pass through Cusco are en route to the very popular Machu Picchu, but you should make sure to spend a few days, maybe even a few weeks in this colorful city. Not only is the city absolutely stunning and oozing with culture, most accommodations range from $20 to $100 a night. Peruvian textiles are extremely affordable and the vibrant colors are stunning.
Eating out in Cusco can be extremely cheap, if you know where to eat. Restaurants are quite affordable compared to most American and European restaurants, but street food here is the real winner. I'm personally addicted to ceviche and can't find it cheaper than $15 for a small portion in the states, but in Cusco's San Pedro Market you can find ceviche plus Peruvian fried rice for only $3.
On my last trip, I had steak and ceviche nearly every day and never spent more than $15 for two including a drink and soup.
Why: Meagen Collins: This ancient European country is starting to grab the attention of travelers from all over the world. Georgia has so much to offer — beautiful scenery, unique culture and tradition everywhere you look, and the food will leave you drooling for more.
Add to that the fact this country lays claim to being the birthplace of wine (winemaking here goes back 8,000 years) and you have the ultimate new travel destination.
In Georgia, you can get a full meal plus copious amounts of wine for two people in a higher end restaurant, with live entertainment and still spend less than $30 — total. But get there fast: Word is getting around about this little gem and it won’t be tourist-free for long.
Why: This country is one of Africa's best budget travel destinations, with some extremely affordable accommodation situated along white sand beaches and next to an azure ocean. (Check out Villa Sands or Terraço das Quitandas.)
There's great scuba diving, too, and you can easily feel like a millionaire here for nothing! For more ideas, see Big World Small Pocket's "17 Incredible Budget Travel Destinations Still On My List (That Should Be On Yours Too!)."
30. Dallas, Texas
Why: Dallas is often overlooked, but packed with fun, food and great places to stay at prices far below the national average. (The city was voted the most affordable destination in the U.S. last year by Priceline and continues to remain a great value.) Downtown buzzes with excitement and culture, and the nearby Design District is exploding with eclectic shopping for home décor.
The high-rise Omni Dallas has rooms with stunning floor-to-ceiling views of the city starting at just under $200, putting you in the center of the action. With a rental car, you can fully explore everything the city has to offer. Look at fringe cities like Grapevine and Plano for the charm of small towns of yesteryear with main street shops and eateries.
The Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine is convenient to DFW airport and offers full-out luxury at rates around the $200 mark.
Because they are fucking idiot.
Yep, I will not hold back just because they are black. This is a white insecurity to say anything against black even when they are completely utterly wrong but it has nothing to do with being brown guy.
Let me tell you a story. My maternal cousin is a doctor (orthopaedic) living in Canada and USA. I went to his home. We were traveling through out North America. He has many black friends. The problem with my cousin is that he is just too nice. He therefore always try to assimilate with everyone and behave exactly the way people are comfortable with. And while that is a great quality to have, it can also create many problems.
He has darker brown skin compared to my whitish brown skin tone. So I believe black African American people consider him as their own and while that is completely acceptable and wonderful. The problem starts when they started to talk rubbish.
My cousin is second generation immigrants. His father was also a doctor. Basically a brilliant family. His mother was a professor in economics.
He is obviously a very brilliant student. But unfortunately he is one of those nerdy people who has been bulied through out his childhood. I can imagine him living in a foreign country which doesn't exactly look like him mostly. But he was born in Canada so he had to find friends in early part of his life. But who would give any importance to nerdy kid who looks like from foreign country. He obviously had a difficult childhood. So he has this desperation unfortunately to be liked by other people. He is just too nice.
I must say that he has most stupid bunch of black African American friends that I have ever seen. I have no idea how a doctor in his stature could be such clueless in social atmosphere. It's not like black African American cannot be smart. I have seen many black African American doctors. But for some reason I have seen him with his idiotic black African friends.
I don't know it must be something to do with his difficult childhood.
They always make fun of him being smart or him being doctor or trying to be white. Most of time, he doesn't say anything and smile stupidly. At first I thought it was just joke between friends but then I realised that it was nothing but African American stupidity. I was getting angry.
I couldn't hold myself off anymore so I said to them, “What do you mean by acting white?”
Well, they didn't expect that, so they said, “Oh! You are a foreigner so you won't get it”
I said, “I am sorry if I don't understand completely. But I think this acting white is a stupid and racist comment”
They were very surprised and said, “How can we be racist when we are not white people?”
I said, “Being racist has nothing to do with whether one is white or not. Do white people have monopoly over being educated?”
They started to get angry and said, “Well, you don't live in US, you don't know what kind of struggle we have to go through and we are still doing it everyday”
I said, “I completely understand that but if your idea is to rise above poverty and systemic racism then first thing you can't do is to demonise education and calling it acting white”
They got even more angry and said, “Now you are being entitled racist ”
I said, “No, I am not, infact you are bullying my cousin here as he is too nice. You are being racist here. And if you are calling him being educated is acting white then you are already putting white people in pedestal and terming yourself as the same thing that racist white people say about you that you are bunch of uneducated stupid tribal people who were lucky to be taken up here in US as slaves which is why you even get the opportunity to understand what civility is unlike your bothers in Africa who are busy fighting with each other and living in a shit hole”
They obviously got real angry with me but I didn't budge and stood up for cousin and took him out of there before things get out of hand in physical level.
Even though I got emotional there but I believe they needed to hear that because they live in a stupid bubble which needs to be brust. By the way, I am not saying every black African Americans are like this. Infact opposite. But still there are significant amount of African people in America who are stupid like this.
I later introduced my socially awkward brilliant cousin to a club for introvert people in US from internet. There are many African Americans in that club as well.
He doesn't get many people to interact anyway as he is super busy being a doctor.
But I believe he needed that.
What do you think about the documentary named Two Nations One Obsession on India Australia rivalry in Cricket?
Peter Dickson is good flim maker so no wonder it was done well.
Anyone reading this can watch these two part documentary movie on Sony and Ten Sports in India and in fox sports in Australia.
It is a very good movie.
You will enjoy it very much
Now coming back to Australia India rivalry.
I saw in internet some Pakistanis were trying their level best to prove that Australia and India have no such rivalry
Only England and South Africa have with Australia
Well, we all know the reason behind their desperation, they are trying to prove somehow that the fact that Indian team don't really need Pakistan team for Cricket is hurting them more than anything
We all know Pakistan won't stop terrorism against us that easily but this is the only thing that they really care about and get hurt. Young delusional Pakistanis are getting killed by doing terrorist activities against India is no such problems to them. Ha, ha, such an enlighted country Pakistan. A lot of things one needs to learn from Pakistan :D
Truth is yeah, ordinary Australian don't care about any other rivalry other than ashes not because of it is Cricket but because of long history and Australian people feel that they need to prove something always to British
But South Africa is more important to Australia than India in Cricket!!!!
That's just pure jealousy :D
Truth is there is a reason why Caucasian people don't necessarily enjoy Cricket as much as they used to
Contrary to the popular opinion, most of the white Caucasian people are not really that excited about high paced life always
Yeah, I know because I have lived those countries for certain time.
There are plenty of people in Caucasian population are conservative, I mean sexually conservative, they are not really what you get to see in movies
Otherwise Church would have been vanished by now from Caucasian world :D
There's a reason why Base ball still exists in America :D
Now Cricket's case what has been going on- is simply the after effects of post multiculturalism movement through out Caucasian population
There are too many multicultured people in everywhere today in Caucasian world according to many Caucasian.
In soccer that is not the case in England
It is still a white people's sport
Let's face it Soccer is more of a Euro Latin American sports than World sports(Asian teams create more hype than anything else, African countries always look good on papers but they are like West Indies team in Cricket never really that good, actually West Indies team is better in Cricket)
Yeah, everyone knows that every country play soccer but the truth is they are not really up to the level of certain 9 European countries and certian 5 Latin American countries
If one check the stats of all World Cup winning team from over the years, it will be very clear
Other than some blind soccer fans everyone admit this :D
In England's case if you walk down various streets of London, you will see White people are getting increasingly covered slowly but surely
This is why White British people instinctively looking for things that they can be relied on as par as their identity's concern
It's not because they don't have any time or they are super busy (yeah, believe me white people are not as busy as we think :D) or Cricket is taking too much time, they simply instinctively feel more comfortable playing a sport like Soccer where there is white dominance, they are naturally drawn to it
To be very honest it's not really that surprising if we were in their place, we would have done the same thing
Same is with Australia's recent love with Australian rules football
Same is with SA and New Zealand's love with Rugby
Asian people (more specifically South Asian Indian subcontinent people) are quite dominating in certain white countries, they are getting sick of that inside as a result their tendency to such activities become very normal human behaviour
Football coaches in England has admitted this in number of times
Future of Cricket is very bright indeed but only from Indian subcontinent people's point of view as white people will become increasingly shrunken with times and it's already happening
So what they think or prefer may not matter that much in the future
At least 40% of people could become Indian subcontinent in the future, it's a very real possibility so one can guess the scenario
Plus Cricket won't look like then what it is today, it will completely change, if anyone time travel to future now, he will understand why that is the case :D
So the point of this long boring writing is we don't need white people
We certainly don't need Pakistan :D
Pakistan may need us or not but it doesn't matter to us either way, we are pretty well placed right now politically and financially for the future
What we see today is only going to increase more in the future from India's point of view
That old fashioned thinking of certain urban Indians that what White people do only cool is a thing of past
This is age of internet everything has changed
Even what urban Indians promote will be thought upon as cool by rest of the India isn't the case anymore
Look at our most young generation and imagine the next one, we won't be insecured of anybody or anything in the future (including sex) and it's already happening :D
I would say wonderful
I have gone to Europe, US, Canada etc
One of the interesting experience, I would like to share here.
I was traveling to America
I went to Georgia State, Holly springs.
I heard that this state is the most racist place in America. ’N’ word could be thrown around just like nothing. I heard that they hate outsiders and KKK white supremacist zone.
Now this didn't bother me since I don't believe anything that US's mainstream media suggest. So I wanted to experience everything with my own eyes.
So I realised people are little apprehensive about foreigners but that happens everywhere. So they don't necessarily go out of their little town hence they don't have much clue about the rest of the world.
I was experiencing the local scene just like every other Tourist. But I didn't stay in any hotel. Instead I lived with one family as they had extra rooms. They had a big house. They let me stay when I offered some money and it was cheaper and they needed some extra money
I was in my late teenage years.
Mark Hobbs was the name of that middle age man. He was a middle age gentleman. He was a factory worker which is shut down now.
Obviously, as expected they had a lot of stereotype ‘third world cow everywhere snake charmer dirty' idea about India :D
At first it was little difficult but within 2 days, we became friends. He introduced me to his wife Sarah, his boy Kodi and Maggie.
Maggie was 13 years old and Kodi probably was 2 years junior of me.
We talked, I entertained them with my jokes(I know quite a few of them), we got closer
They told me, “I am a smart young man”
They helped me to see more wonderful places in Holly springs (There's a lot of them)
I even had dinner with Hobbs family.
In the end, we became very good friends. We shared the common conception that how American media vilify town people into bigot and racist etc
I said to him, "Not just American village people, American media stereo type and vilify Indians too with half knowledge"
I invited him to Kolkata, he came in 2013 with his whole family. I showed him around India. He was mesmerised. By the way, I didn't show them those stupid places in India that guide tend to show about India which further more develope stupid ideas about India among foreigners instead I showed them mordern India.
They really enjoyed their time in Kolkata.
We still talk from time to time in social media. They completely changed their perception about India when they left India.
I later got to know from my American friends that family is direct members of KKK and yet I didn't find them anything other than ordinary lovely people.
Now if this isn't wonderful unforgettable than what?