I understand tight budget trip is not a really popular among most people, that you have to count exactly how much you spend everyday and be careful not to drink too many beers as it could out budget your trip. However, I just want to show everyone that it is possible to do it and… Read More 95 euros in 3 weeks in Finland
30 years ago, it was hard to imagine one can work and travel at the same time except you are journalist or photographer. Due to the development of digital technology, so many jobs are reduced into just a laptop and a wifi network, eg. designing, online trading, even teaching languages. Working is no longer confined… Read More Working and Traveling at the same time
I have heard from many fellow backpackers saying riding on Trans-Siberian railway is one of their dream but they are hindered or shocked by the super high cost and the long duration. Yes, they are right! If you choose to take the direct train from Beijing to Moscow (or opposite way), it costs 700-900 Euros… Read More Trans-Siberian Railway for less than US$400
It is almost 3 months since I wrote Part One about budget travel tips, don’t miss that: https://travelbywind.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/10-tips-to-do-a-budget-travel-part-one-lodging-and-transport/ If you have followed my blog, you know these 3 months I have done some incredible trips: cycling and camping in New Zealand, sleeping in the streets in Sydney, and now I am volunteering in Thailand. I… Read More 10 tips to do a budget travel – Part Two (Airfare, Food and Work)
First night arrive in Sydney, I sleep in the airport. I am not very satisfied, even the international terminal closes at around 2am, and everyone was kicked out until 5-6am when the airport reopens again. Hey, even Perth International Airport opens 24 hours! How come the Sydney one could be that LAZY? I have a… Read More Social Experiment 1 – Homeless in Sydney for a week
Whenever I see somebody riding on a bike on the street, it just stimulates my biking sense to start a big trip again. Switching from a cycling traveler back to a backpacker, what I can feel is a lot of limitation… Here I sum up the comparison between backpacking and cycling: Backpacking or cycling? Backpacking… Read More 2 ways to travel around the world – backpacking or cycling?
Can you imagine you only spend 1,000 dollars in a year? That’s what I did in the whole 2012, which included airfares, lodging and meals. I visited Philippines, Myanmar, India, Thailand, Southwestern China and Tibet the whole year! And in 2013 I even had a positive gain in my bank account by the end of… Read More 10 tips to do a budget travel – Part One (Lodging and Transport)
Honestly, I LOVE sleeping in random places I came across in the past 2 years including train station; home of people I met in the church or on the bus; even on the street. But I specially love sleeping in the airports! For many people it could be a doggy thing, for me it is… Read More Sleeping in airport is NOT a shameful thing