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Welcome to the fifth Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Here you’ll find South American, African, and Middle Eastern (and Antarctic!) travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Photographic inspiration this week thanks to Nick Amis of Intelligent Travel‘s Global Eye.  Click on the link to read about the details of this photo of Arequipa, Peru.

Did you follow Rick Steves on his recent trip to Iran?  Before you see the video on your local public television station, you can catch up on his impressions and experiences filming off his own beaten track in the name of peace from the page Rick Travels to Iran.

If you’re headed to South America, you’re probably considering learning or brushing up on Spanish before your trip.  Take Global Traveler‘s advice and discover The Advantages of Taking Online Spanish Classes posted at Traveling Around The World.

Chris Christensen of the Amateur Traveler interviews an insider about the lovely island of Madagascar.

Sheila Scarborough blogs about the star of Bahrain Rising over at Perceptive Travel Blog.

Terry Carter lays out the ins and outs of Dubai in his posts Top Things to Do in Dubai and Dubai Guide: Top 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Experiences at Viator Travel Blog.

axel writes about hitchhiking in Africa in Traveling And Personal Growth posted at axel g.

For those hoping to stay connected on the go, Matthew Paulson presents How Not to Get Charged $5.00 a Minute When Using Your Cell-Phone Overseas posted at The Travel Advocate.

Thanks for reading along.  If you’d like to see your post on budget travel in South America, Africa or the Middle East in this carnival, submit using the online form found here. Encourage your favorite regional bloggers to submit posts for next month! Our next carnival will be posted Saturday, when we return to Europe. You can submit your posts through tomorrow for that carnival here.

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Welcome to the first Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Here you’ll find South American, African, and Middle Eastern (and Antarctic!) travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Pick of the carnival goes to AJ Block and his post 30 Things To Do When Visiting Santiago, Chile at Santiago Tourist. AJ writes, “Santiago has so many sights and activities worth seeing and doing that it’s hard to limit the recommendations to only 30 items.” His post is chock full of insider information (like request your Chilean sushi without cream cheese — who knew?) any visitor should find useful.

Intelligent Travel is back this week with the post Peruvian Knitting Quest. Peruvian Knitting QuestJeannette Kimmel‘s post highlights an avid knitter whose penchant for textiles took her off the beaten path in Peru, where she witnessed her hobby as an essential element of daily life for native weavers. Letting your hobby be your guide is an unconventional way to plan what will ultimately amount to a rewarding and personalized trip.

Maria Fernandez encourages you to learn just 100 words before your trip in her post How to Enjoy Traveling Abroad. Her Learn a Foreign Language blog gives tips on and reviews of language learning resources of all kinds.

If you’re still traveling with checked luggage, read Joshua Seth‘s post on How to Pack for Your Next Trip Without Checking Any Luggage posted at Joshua Seth Blog. To his list I would add pajamas and I would disagree with purchasing toiletries and socks in every city you visit — but the point that we simply pack too much for most trips is well taken. (How many unnecessary books do *you* tote along?)

If you’d like to see your post on budget travel in South America, Africa or the Middle East in this carnival, submit using the online form found here. Our next carnival will be posted January 5, when we return to Europe. You can submit your posts for that carnival here.

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