01/09/2011 10:04 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

What $1 Buys Around The World

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. In fact, it's a little like the world is your $1 shop; by handing over a buck, you can get everything from a haircut to 45 kikiam (fried fish).

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