The Philippines is a bit of a mystery. Being somewhat removed from the rest of Southeast Asia, this beautiful country rarely lands on the itinerary of the typical backpacker. And for good reason: the roughly 7,000 islands are difficult and relatively expensive to navigate as ferries are virtually nonexistent. Despite this, the Philippines enjoys a […]
Philippines is the land of jaw-dropping scenery, bland food and constantly smiling people. We spent Christmas and New Years island hopping around limestone cliffs, motorbiking through small villages, and COMPLETELY BLOWING OUR BUDGET. Still, at an average of $38/day/person, those on a budget should still keep the Philippines on their bucket list.
Malaysia, oh Malaysia. We’ve been traveling three months and have so far spent most of that time with you. You hold a special place in our hearts, not only because your people are so friendly, but also because your food is out of this world. We came under budget yet again and still managed to live […]
The world is small nowadays. If you live in a mid-size to large city, odds are you share your city with people and cultures from all over the world. Particularly in regard to food, you will probably find restaurants ranging from Thai to Ethiopian right in your own neighborhood. However, unbeknownst to most Westerners, one of […]
We’ve been traveling in SE Asia for almost three months now. It still hasn’t “hit” us yet that this is our new reality, and we’re not sure it ever will. As we reflect on our first three months abroad, we have discovered a few unexpected things that have really stood out to us, both in our […]
Seeing as Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world, let’s just say we had to make a few sacrifices to stay here.
We arrived at Changi Airport, the #1 airport in the world, in Singapore at 4:37 p.m. on a Wednesday, and it took exactly 7 minutes from touchdown until we were off the plane and on to our next adventure. Little did anyone know, however, that our next adventure didn’t involve leaving the airport.
Traveling for less than $35/day in one of the world’s best tourist destinations. It can be done, folks! Here’s the proof.
One of the most important venues of Indonesian food culture is the warung. They are the one-stop shop Wal-Marts of Indonesia, only 100 times smaller, independently owned, and usually slapped together with mismatched pieces of wood. Need some lunch? The warung’s got your back. Just some everyday groceries? Ya, they do that. Want to book […]
People always ask us, “How can you afford to travel for a whole year and not work?” The answer is, traveling is really not that expensive, as long as you’re smart about it. We’re not staying in Hiltons every night, changing countries every week, or backpacking through Europe. Instead, we’ve sacrificed feather down pillows for […]