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1. Posted by XtremXpert (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

This is my first post here so, Hi all Travelers!!

I will graduate highschool in one month and I decided to travel instead of that "study, career, house, car, wife, kids" thing.
I'm not really sure where I will go and how but I want to earn money anywhere I'll be. I work as a freelancer on the internet now, and I was thinking to do this when I travel too, so I will need a laptop with me.
Does anyone do this too?
Is it safe?
Any advice?

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

There are a number of people on this forum who do this frequently. Check out the Travel Gear forum, there are several threads there about the pro's and con's about taking a laptop.

The most important thing for you to have will be a converter and adapter for electricity - the last thing you want it is that 220 V fry either your baby or the charger for the battery.

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3. Posted by XtremXpert (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

oh, sorry, I see now I writed on a wrong area

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

No, you posted in the right forum - if your question was "working on the road".

5. Posted by XtremXpert (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

yeah, both:)

I was thinking to go in Thailandfor few months, then maybe go in another place and so on.
How much money is recommended to have at a begining of a travel or a lifestyle like this?

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

You need about 25 EUR per day in Thailand and most of South East Asia.

As Romanian you need a visa from the Thai embassy before you go and I think you can stay up to 30 days with a tourist visa.

Since you plan to work over the internet you should check that you have reliable internet access whereever you go. Some countries are not so good for this.

7. Posted by XtremXpert (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

I checked and I can get a visa here or on Bangkok airport too.
Visa is for 60 days and I can renew it there.

8. Posted by trainrider (Full Member 95 posts) 7y

t_maia........You need about 25 EUR per day in Thailand and most of South East Asia.

I could live on 25 Euros a day in England and save money by the end of the week. More like 5-10 Euros a day.

9. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Well, it depends whether you are travelling around, sightseeing and doing things or just hanging out at the beach.

Life costs a lot less when you are staying in a rented flat and cook your own food. You could live on 25 EUR per day in many Western European cities (paying for rent, food, electricity, telephone, internet access occasional new clothes, some entertainment), but you could not travel on this amount in Europe - unless you took a tent and went cycletouring, staying on camping sites or in the fields for free and did almost no sightseeing. But most people on the road take the train and the bus, they pay for hostel beds and they do a mix of eating out and self-catering and having fun. This is far more expensive. Do do the same things in Western Europe you can do in Thailand for 25 EUR per day you'd need a travel budget of around 60 EUR per day.

10. Posted by trainrider (Full Member 95 posts) 7y

I agree. One day could cost you 10 Euros another could cost 25. However I think that many people who travel for 3 months or more would be wanting to go with the 10 Euro option and the occasional treat now and then. Unless you're completly minted, you're not gonna be drinking beers every night and riding elephants into the sunset each evening.

10 Euros is minimum per day accomadation & food.
70 Euros a week.

Divide how much money you have by how many weeks you plan to be away = (Weekly Budget)

(Weekly Budget) minus 70 Euros = Weekly spending money