5 countries for the cheapest exotic trips

Need a real cut? Change continents and go to Asia! The plane ticket may represent a larger budget. However, the local expenses are minimal because the cost of living is low. The Asian continent is ideal for a trip that is both economical and incredibly exotic.


Laos is the cheapest destination in Southeast Asia. It is also one of the most beautiful and the country is currently protected from mass tourism. Life is quiet, and although the state has no access to the sea, there are sweet moments along the Mekong and Nam rivers. Laos is a spiritual country, and its temples are among the most beautiful in the world, with a possible detour to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

The Philippines

The Philippines is one of the most incredible destinations on the continent: you fall in love with its heavenly beaches and green rice fields. In August, the weather is quite variable depending on the region of the country. Ask before you leave if you want to spend the summer in the sun at all costs. In no way will you get bored while spending your holidays in the Philippines, both for the landscapes of the islands and the animation of its megalopolises.


Why not embark on a trip to Halong Bay to admire its turquoise water, the charm of its steep rocks, and its multitude of wild islets? Vietnam’s cultural heritage is immensely rich and pleases both lonely trekkers and families. Temples, imperial palaces and old cities await you for a real cultural change.


If you are looking first and foremost for a change of scenery without having to spend too much to leave, India is the ideal destination! Full of paradoxes, we discover there temples and luxuriant palaces of extraordinary beauty, not far from the slums: the contrast is disturbing, but we get used to it! Authentic, warm, fragrant, incredibly noisy, India is a unique country that you love or hate, but you need to visit this country at least once in your life.


Thailand is a country where you can not only enjoy many activities on a small budget but also vary your leisure activities according to your desires: from trekking to relaxing on a tropical beach in the afternoon, visiting temples, royal palaces and ancient ruins, impossible to get bored in Thailand. We will take this opportunity to do our first dives: the country hosts the most beautiful sites in the world for majestic underwater discoveries!


Retrieving Lost Keys on a Beach

We are now in summer, misplacing your car keys on the beach, it may have already happened to you… We sympathize, of course. However, for next time, how do we avoid walking home? Know this: some techniques could help you. Even if they won’t bring your trousseau on a tray…
It’s pretty annoying, let’s face it. You are at home, the beach or work, and you can no longer find your house, car or locker keys. Generally, you move, you get up, go from room to room, search every possible corner of the place where you are. It stresses you, it takes you time, for a result that is not always guaranteed. Dirty story…

Squaring, making lines…

There are several techniques to be useful in the way you search for hidden targets. In scuba diving, for example, to find a lost buddy, divers are taught, during their training, to make a course in the shape of a spiral or to swim by chaining the U to grid an area. Gandhi Viswanathan of Boston University was one of the first scientists to take an interest in this issue in 1999. He and his fellow physicists felt that a person wishing to find a specific object should adopt a trajectory consisting of a succession of rectilinear paths of random direction and length.

Spreading your time…

Moreover, these intermittent strategies are observed in various contexts, says the French researcher: “This is the case in nature. Take animals, for example, they look for food like that, alternating these two phases. At the microscopic scale, too, it is observed with proteins, which look for a target on a DNA molecule in this way…”

From these observations in different environments, scientists have demonstrated, via distinct models and curves with several variables, that it was, in fact, necessary to “spend the same time searching and moving” to optimize one’s research. In other words, “divide your time in half. So don’t hesitate to interrupt your precise search phrases with quick moves. Even if you feel you are “wasting time” on these blind trips, you will speed up the research process…

Some less scientific advice

There are also other solutions, this timeless mathematical but more “down to earth.” The kind of advice given on “specialist blogs” or by anyone who has already had to call a taxi, have their key changed, etc., can be helpful. In summary:

1 – Don’t look right away, but take the time to think (lying down, eyes closed is not bad).

2 – ask yourself what is the logical place of this object (not straightforward on the beach, somewhat useful at home).

3 – Play the film backward (what did I do when I arrived at this place, what clothes did I wear, etc.).

4 – Look calmly, without disturbing the place further or turning everything in your path (it will not help your heart or your key to fall miraculously from a cupboard).

5 – Repeat the name of this object while searching or moving (if you have an auditory memory, this may help).