So. I was going to Germany anyway this summer, and US Dividend Miles and CO debit cards landed me a big pile of FF miles. So I leveraged that into this, in F and C: And then I got laid off unexpectedly. And hired again (after much panicked jobsearching), but my travel budget for this took a hit. The rooms I have taken care of (no hostels or backpacker flea dumps, thanks to the power of the Yankee dollar, plus SPG cash and points in a couple of spots, but 5 star hotels with hot and cold running Krug are right out). But I'll be looking for things to do that don't involve spending lots of money. I already know the trams and Star ferry are cheap in Hong Kong. The warungs in Bali look good, too. I already know about döner kebab in Germany. But what would you suggest for someone who doesn't mind public transport and street food? I'm not averse to nightlife, it's just that my budget won't put me in with the jet set. So how do you find inexpensive things to do when you're far away from home, and might not speak the language?