7 Things You Will Have To Kiss Goodbye As A Budget Traveller

Life as a budget traveller is more interesting!

When you travel you miss stuff from home right?  I’m talking about “stuff” here not people.

Maybe it’s your favourite big cup of coffee.  Maybe your own pillow.  For me and the kids it was Vegemite!

When you are a budget traveller you have to live without a lot more than Vegemite.  And when I say budget traveller, I don’t mean you stay in a $90 hotel instead of a $150 one!  I mean hostel accommodation for $6 a night.  Eating street food and catching public transport. Mixing it with the locals.

All those things you have to do to be able to make your money streeeeetch and your travel last longer.

So here’s my list of the 7 things you will have to kiss goodbye as a budget traveller.

  1. Towels that cover your arse!  At home we had amazing fluffy towels.  We bought extra large bath towels to cover our fat bums whenever  Continue reading
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7 Priceless Principles Imparted By An Egyptian Taxi Driver

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Today we caught a cab to the Red Pyramid at Dahshur.

It was super cool as we got to climb right down inside it! But that’s a story for another day!

Today’s post comes direct from the mouth of our taxi driver for the morning. He shared his wisdom on the drive to and from the pyramid. I haven’t bothered to research his claims as that would just spoil the fun! Read on to see what I mean!

7 Priceless Principles Imparted By Our Egyptian Taxi Driver:

  1. Egyptian petrol is expensive compared to Australia!. We enquired about the cost of fuel and he told us it was 2.00LE per litre. That’s about 33 cents per litre in Australian dollars! Holy shit – we nearly Continue reading
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7 Outrageous Jokes Your Kid Will Tell If You Let Them Download A Joke App On Your iPhone!

This kid tells outrageous jokes!

See that kid in the photo above?  Doesn’t he look sweet?  Thrilled to have that ice cream?  Innocent even?

Well…ummm…not.  any.  more.

Jono has been using my iphone 3 while on this trip to amuse himself – mostly when we are in transit.  Occasionally we’ve had good wireless and he’s been able to download a free app or 6.

This recent story from Walkingon Travels about toddler Dek downloading great (paid) stuff from Amazon on her Kindle should have been the catalyst for me to check on Jono’s progress.

Alas, no.  I just laughed and thought “Gee, how clever are 3 year olds these days?”

Then we spent two nights at Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why I’ll Never Get My Hot Little Hands On An Olympic Medal!

We are currently in England. Wasting time sitting around relaxing and visiting with the family. Watching the Olympic Games on TV.

Staying up late and getting up later.

Not really the stuff that people who win Olympic Medals tend to do!!

So here’s my top 7 reasons why I’ll never get my hands on an Olympic Medal of any colour!

  1. I’m not really a morning person! Continue reading
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