Since I don’t have any of my own raucous travel tales to share with you this week, I figured I would talk a bit about other people’s tales. While I sit around the house in my pajamas waiting to start my next trip, these are the folks who kept me motivated and entertained this week. As Moses so famously said, “If thou aren’t currently traveling, then thou shouldst read and savour the tales of homies that are currently living la vida loca.”
My heart soared when Rob pointed out that you can live in Bali for $500 a month. I’m not much of a beach lounger, but I bet I could keep myself pretty happy there. Hell, I have $500 and his example budget meal sounds great! – “You can easily get by on $5 a day or less. For breakfast I just had a fried egg on some veg fried rice with side of cucumber and tomato along with a mixed fruit shake for ~$1.80US.”
This week I built a wee tiny piece of a school in Cambodia. Maybe like a pencil sharpener and some bricks. Passports With Purpose have a great fundraiser going on right now to get this school built and outfitted. Get over there if you haven’t already and check it out. Did I mention there is a huge list of sweet prizes for donators? Which do you like better, doing the right thing or prizes? Yea, it’s a tie for me too.
Some other gems are Lillie‘s Ko Phi Phi experience (her whole blog is great too, it’s like hearing travel stories from a friend over coffee!), and the beautiful Cuban car photos that T-roy has up on GoBackpacking. And finally, this weeks heart warmer was Sherry’s Travel Back in Time, which is a really beautiful story.