But I could never afford it! That’s probably the most common excuse people have to not travel. At least some of those people I’ve come across.
What a bull#^*&!!!
I’ve got a very simple message for them. Here it is*:
- $1 small chocolate bar = huge masala dosa for breakfast in India
- $5 Starbucks coffee = delicious dinner for two in Malaysia
- $8 take away lunch = unforgettable ride on a bamboo train for up to 8 persons in Cambodia
- $10 bottle of wine = double room with air-con, wifi, cable tv and breakfast in Vietnam
- $12 movie ticket = sand boarding at sunset in Peru
- $15 packet of cigarettes = elephant ride in Thailand
- $25 bestselling book = scuba diving at the reef in the Philippines
- $40 2-week cable subscription = two-day slow boat trip on Mekong River in Laos
- $150 pair of Levi’s jeans = 10 days of budget stay (including accommodation, food and transport) in Bolivia
- $360 Xbox = return flight from Quito in Ecuador to the Galapagos
*the dollar prices are those in Australia. The same items could cost something different in your country, but it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you can find the money if only you are ready for some sacrifices.