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21. Posted by CaptainKay (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting CaptainKay

I've also known people to go round a club picking up other peoples drinks (alcoholic that is) because they can't afford to pay for another themselves... that is pretty gross and also quite dangerous.

People do that? you are right its dangerous...

Yes, yes it is... I guess your ideas and values can change a bit when you are drunk. Have to say though, I've never done it.

22. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

I should know what being cheap is all about. How cheap can you get?

1. Would you eat from a table of left overs?

I went out with 3 Travellers all on a shoe string budget like me. But unlike the two other travellers, I don't have dollars or Euros. We arrive at the hostel for some beers. I saw a table with lots of empty plates and shreds of vegetables, and I said "Vegetarians!", and a guy replied, "no, were not, we finished all the meat. A few minutes later, the female travellers I was with, sat on the table and started eating the shreds of vegetables. I was so embarrassed. She cleared the dishes, like a dish washer. The Germans who ate the meal watched her from the corner. The other traveller, who was trashier, called her a dog. But she acted like she heard nothing. My Thai friend was so shocked, he joined her, just to make it seem like its normal.

People always buy me drinks in bars... so once in a while, I buy fried noodles to hungry travellers. But when I hear their itenerary, I feel like taking back my noodles. Is starvartion really worth an extra night in a hostel or another city?

it shocks me that you would even ask this question. Of course it is. Seems like a no-brainer to me. If you are in a far away land knowing that you will probably never make it back there in your life, then by all means do what you have to do to see what you can. You can replenish your body when you get home.

I dropped 15- 20 pounds when I went traveling but I gained it back in a month when I got back home. I only went to a restaurant three times in about 9 months.

Me and everyone I knew travelling would raid the free food fridge and just eat whatever. vegetables on a plate? that's a jackpot! You don't waste anything when backpacking. It's like taking a master class in budgeting.

23. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Cool Paul

[quote=Swept Away]Me and everyone I knew travelling would raid the free food fridge and just eat whatever. vegetables on a plate? that's a jackpot! You don't waste anything when backpacking. It's like taking a master class in budgeting.

That should be a Ph.d in budgeting, coz I got my MA in Veggynomics, but I have yet to eat left overs.

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