Blogger of the Month – budgettraveller.org

Blogger of the Month – budgettraveller.org


That’s a tough question, actually. Travel
is therapy for me. It gives me escape from my everyday life. When I was about
sixty thousand pounds in debt I started the blog as a as a joke. Who would have
thought now years later I’m sitting here being interviewed by MyPostcard and
traveling the world and doing it as a living. That’s a tough question
to choose where I would live in the world I probably would love to live in a
city I lived in, called Edinburgh. I lived there for nine years and it was beautiful. It’s a city of fantasy, the city of Harry Potter I mean when you go to Edinburgh
it’s just like a Harry Potter novel they’ve got this impossibly beautiful
castle in the middle of the city, got these houses that look something out of
a movie set and it’s a city of old and new and very creative just like Berlin
and the only thing that’s bad about it is the weather, it’s terrible if it was just a little bit more sunny and
warmer, Edinburgh would be the best city in the world to live in My number one tip for budget traveling is go where your money goes the farthest. The Euro, when you’re
looking at countries to visit, if you go to for example Thailand, Cambodia, the Euro
goes really far it’s amazing what you can get for a handful of euros. In
Cambodia you can easily live off 20 euros a day and you can get a perfectly nice
place to stay, you can get really good food, lots of cold cheap good beers –
that’s pretty much my perfect day and good sunshine and lovely people Actually, if you go to India they do this Aloo Tikki Burger which is absolutely the bomb.
It’s spicy potatoes in in a bread that’s the only place where I would go to
McDonald’s I don’t want to sound like a snob but yeah! I’ve had a few
it depends on how you define failure because from every failure you learn
something, right? So probably one of my worst travel experiences was in
Barcelona – a city I absolutely love but I’ve been robbed twice in Barcelona. First
experience was getting my mobile phone stolen in a nightclub, pickpocketed.
Which was really disappointing but the second one was when I got my passport stolen and that is possibly the worst thing
that can happen to you as a traveler is getting your passport stolen. I jumped from
22,000 feet and I thought it was the best thing that I was ever gonna do
in my life but the moment that door was shifted open…the sound of wind at 22,000
feet and then I see the guy crawling out it was a tandem jump so the guy crawled
out and then he was like “come on guy” “it’s time for you to come out” i was like “nooo, can’t do this” and my legs turned into jelly and somebody had to
give us a little push and that first free fall was just the craziest thing
I’ve ever experienced but it was brilliant and then the calm when you pulled the
parachute and the whole world seemed so peaceful and quiet and it’s absolutely
magical so yeah skydiving sounds crazy but it’s
fun Barack Obama if you’re listening please
send me a postcard I’d love to hear from you luxury for me is all about
experience, that’s true luxury it’s not about Egyptian cotton, it’s not
about design, it’s about experience and how you feel when you walk into a
place and all these hostles I wrote about in my book, are all amazing
experiences. You meet the best people, you have the best fun and you really
experience the destination to these hostels so I wrote a book about it which was
featured by the Guardian, New York Times and I’m excited that I have a new book
coming out called “Luxury hostels of the world” that will be published by Gestalten and it will be coming out in bookstores in autumn so keep your eyes
out for that guys, it’s gonna be awesome

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