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  • Full Name: Cheryl ( 66 / Female )
  • Lives In: Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Citizenship: Canada
  • About CherylGypsyRose:

    In 2012 I had an epiphany. I was working, living in a small prairie city, becoming complacent, needed a change. Therefore, at 63 years old I quit my job and moved to Victoria, British Columbia. I had always enjoyed travel but had not left North America for over twenty-five years. Life is short. So right after I moved I went on a three month backpacking trip to Eastern Europe, Turkey, Morocco etc with my son. I set my budget at fifty dollars per day even though that was a low ball figure according to the guidebooks.
    But using this budget would enable me to cover a lot of ground and see places I would not otherwise be able to see.
    My son is a seasoned budget traveller. I am the ultimate cheapskate. Therefore, we made a good team!
    I believe we had a rich, cultural experience on the cheap. If you think you cannot afford to travel, think again. Where there is a will, there is a way.

  • Hobbies:

    Travel and Gardening

  • Favourite places:

    Subotica, Serbia, Tallinn, Estonia, Stockholm Sweden, San Francisco, Victoria, Savannah, Seattle, Portland, Saskatoon, Calgary, Selcuk, Turkey
    Warsaw, Poland, Lisbon, Portugal


Trip Stats

Teddy Walks to Rome (231 kms)

Visiting: Italy.

Backpacking across a continent (30706 kms)

Visiting: Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Portugal.

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