People are often shocked when I tell them I backpacked around the world for 2 year on less than $30,000. Yes I was able to visit over 100 cities in 30 countries and do many other random things for less that $30,000. What most people don’t realize though is the things a backpacker will put him/her self through to save a penny on the road to make the money stretch as long as possible. We all know the more you save here the longer you go there & most of us wanna go a long ways everywhere. To do this we sometimes endure many crazy things, like choosing a 31 hour train ride between Mumbai and New Delhi for $8 over a $90 one hour flight. We will sometimes spend the night at an airport or train station or get wasted on cheap Rhum and wake up naked. We do a million things to save money, but sometimes our biggest mistake is not spending that extra dime on accommodation.
This is a video I have been wanting to share for quite a while because it’s priceless and one of the funniest moments caught on camera during my time on the road. This weekend I went through some of the mini clips I have of me on the road and just couldn’t stop laughing at this one. This is me and one of my friends that I made on the road (we still keep in touch) in our little hotel room when a cockroach appears on the wall out of no where. The worst thing that can happen when you are in your own little private room is have a cockroach appear… it’s like the evil of all evils. It’s a reminder that you are on a budget and that you are the worlds biggest chicken. Here is my reaction to the appearance of a cockroach, this is what budget travel is like sometimes…
Go on laugh away… because I can’t stop laughing either. I still remember this like it was yesterday, but damn it was over two years ago when I was going Papusa Mania in El Salvador a country you cannot skip. Oh and this reaction is nothing to the reaction I had when I was in India and a RAT crawled on me TWICE while I was sleeping. Thankfully that was not caught on video.
Sooooo anyway “THIS IS WHAT BUDGET TRAVEL IS… THIS IS WHAT WE DEAL WITH.”
What do you think? Is this how you react to cockroaches too?
Here are two other post of mine that have mini clips of me: