Back on 15 February 2016, one day after I quit my 9-to-5 job and one week before taking a one-way flight to Bangkok with nothing but a backpack, I made the following question in a travel related Facebook group: “How do you handle money in long-term backpacking? Do you take enough cash? Do you use […]
Jaz is a friend of mine who quit a job in London, as a 9-6 engineer, plus the commute hours in the crowded trains, to go to Australia. This was about 4 years ago. I saw on facebook that he was actually living the life, and only 3 weeks ago, I asked to interview him […]
Where were you last year, and what were you doing? How were you feeling? And seeing where you are now, how far did you come? Are you happier now? Do you feel like you actively did something to be where you are today?
If you want to go to Myanmar and you’re an avid Lonely Planet reader, you’ll be browsing the guide for recommended places to go, enchanted in anticipation with the poetic paragraphs about every town and its attractions. And every text is so filled with magic, mystery and exoticism, that you’ll fear you’ll be missing out if you skip any of […]
The great majority of the people who complain about the lack of freedom in their jobs (note: they are actively complaining, they are not being told by any obnoxious traveler that they MUST travel as the only way of being wiser and more enlightened human beings) are exactly those who do it and finish the sentence with “I got too used to the comforts my high-paying wage gives me”. They are the people who “wish so much they could travel” but simply can’t do without living in a fancy loft, having a new iPhone, iPad, iPod, several TV and music streaming subscriptions, “treating themselves” to a nice lunches in fancy places, going out and splurging on fancy cocktails in fancy clubs, having a professional manicure and/or visit to the hair salon every week, and so on, and wonder where do travelers get the savings to go away.