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Living abroad and paying for it

Travel Forums General Talk Living abroad and paying for it

1. Posted by Matt70_2 (Budding Member 50 posts) 6y

Hi,

I am planning a RTW the moment which i can't wait for, when that ends i do not want to come back to a office job in the UK or any other western country.

For all you out there that spend a long time away from your native home i.e. live in country X for 5 months, Y for 3 months etc, with no end time for moving back home.

I was wondering what you did to generate money when away from home to finance you love.

Look forward to hearing from you all.

Matt

2. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 6y

I have been away now for 15 months teaching english in Korea. No plans to go back to the UK.

3. Posted by melliset (Inactive 15 posts) 6y

Nice question to put up here. I also don't understand how the persons leave their family and loveable persons for the sake of money.

4. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

Not much money to be had in most cases. It's more for a new life.

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 6y

Quoting melliset

Nice question to put up here. I also don't understand how the persons leave their family and loveable persons for the sake of money.

Think you missed the point. It's not about money, it's about having a new experience.

6. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 6y

Well, the easiest and most obvious way is to get a job as an English teacher. It doesn't pay a lot of money in some places, but it lets you stay overseas for a long time, travel a lot locally, and experience how the people there actually live. I work in Dalian, China, and I get 14 weeks a year in holidays, so it means I can travel a lot around China and Asia. Cost of living is low: a very nice 1 bedroom apartment rents for about $200/month. Bus fare is 15 cents; taxi is less than $2 to go almost anywhere in town. If you work at some private schools you can save over $1,000/month.

Just don't get a job teaching kindergarten. It takes WAY too much energy.