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How tight have you been while travelling?

Travel Forums General Talk How tight have you been while travelling?

1. Posted by cardb9 (Budding Member 46 posts) 9y

I have found it fasinating how many people go to the other side of the with just a grand in the pocket!

So heres a question i know there is some poor bugger out there, who has been travelling with what seems at first look as 'not enough'...

what is the least ammount you have left your country with and how long did you make it last?!

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Not me, but a Polish friend of mine left with basically nothing except his passport and rucksack (he had a handful of loose change in Zlotys and Euros, so call it an absolute maximum of 20euros). That was, erm, 2004, maybe, and he's still going.

I've never left with not allot with the plan of going huge distances, but have run out on occassion, and once managed to get right across Europe in about 4weeks on the equivalent of just over 50euros.

3. Posted by cardb9 (Budding Member 46 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

Not me, but a Polish friend of mine left with basically nothing except his passport and rucksack (he had a handful of loose change in Zlotys and Euros, so call it an absolute maximum of 20euros). That was, erm, 2004, maybe, and he's still going.

I've never left with not allot with the plan of going huge distances, but have run out on occassion, and once managed to get right across Europe in about 4weeks on the equivalent of just over 50euros.

That is amazing, i suspect you did a lot of hitching and must have been bloody starving!lol

4. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 9y

Ive met a few guys as well who left home with close to nothing, they just worked when they were broke travelling, mainly construction when the yard needed some additional muscle, or picking fruits

5. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 9y

in asia. after a month or more i began thinking in bhats or kip. when haggling with taxis they would start at maybe 300bhat i would say 50 they would come back at 100 , so 60 eventually we would come to maybe 10 bhat difference, sometimes i would walk away.

thinking about it now it was less than a quarter, but that could buy you a beer.

6. Posted by cardb9 (Budding Member 46 posts) 9y

Quoting TylerJames

in asia. after a month or more i began thinking in bhats or kip. when haggling with taxis they would start at maybe 300bhat i would say 50 they would come back at 100 , so 60 eventually we would come to maybe 10 bhat difference, sometimes i would walk away.

thinking about it now it was less than a quarter, but that could buy you a beer.

i think my lazyness my prevent me from doing this once i finally get out there.

Funny though.lol

7. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Well,if i left nothing, just get back to the farm and work...
there are alot of farm there in australia and they do pay you by day. some by hours.
it depends on how many apples or grapes that you pick...
after few months,off you go.....travel again....
repeat it over again when you are broke!!

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Never had a real problem of having no money to travel. I wouldn't buy a ferrari either if I hadn't got the money.
I am certainly not the luxury type, but I like to travel somewhere in the midrange places or between budget and midrange. Hostels I started to dislike, mainly because all they were talking about was things like this topic, how cheap this, how much this blabla.
But I traveled very cheap in places like Syria, which is good value for your money.