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11. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi rach,

That is a good idea...unfortunately I am not going to africa but hopefully asia and south america will be similar in allowing me to do this...I think we have found a few ways to reduce our costs whilst going round (using workaway and buying a camper then selling instead of renting etc) so we may not need to generate as much money whilst travelling....still if anyone has any ideas on how to make some cash then please share with us!

p.s seany I cant really play an instrument...infact im so bad people might pay me to stop playing!


[ Edit: Edited on 02-Jul-2010, at 02:00 by Antonio703 ]

12. Posted by loubylou (Respected Member 664 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

In SE Asian countries you would need a work permit to work and the thing is no company or business will want to apply for one for you because they have to prove a local person can't do that job...which the work you are talking about (ie casual work) would probably be able to be done by a local no problem AND that local person would work for a lot less money than you would!

I wouldn't advise you try and get cash in hand work in SE Asian countries, it's illegal and if you are caught you could be jailed or deported (you could even be blacklisted from entering the country). It's just not worth the risk!

The only advice I can give is that if you don't have enough money, you'll have to cut something out or cut your time down a little bit...then at least you have the excuse to go travelling again once you have saved up!

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Jul-2010, at 01:25 by loubylou ]

13. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

thanks loubylou,

I dont think I will be risking doing illegal work...ive seen big trouble in thailand and those jails do not look nice!...I am already signed up with workaway and hopefully will use that to help fund oz and nz...that with what we will have saved by the time we go should hopefully be enough!...we have flexible tickets anyway so should the worst happen we can organinse ourselves!

14. Posted by Robert005 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

When I went travelling a couple of years ago I opened a 'Nationwide flex account' as they didn't charge you to withdraw money abroad. I understand this is still the case in most european countries but they will charge you for OZ and US. I've just returned fron a trip to the US and found the amount they charged on my Nationwide card was still alot less than credit cards and the 'Travelex' cash passport cards.


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