travel tips

Cheap travel – my tips 2

Another tip – be prepared, always search for information about the destination and about its usual manners.
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FOOD

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When traveling on budget, you should know financial status of the country. You can’t expect to dine in restaurants in Scandinavian country with few euros in pocket, but in other countries, few euros are guite enough

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For any case, I am prepared – I take food with me. This might still be surprise for someone, bu you CAN take food with you on plane! And in some airports, you can also take water with you as well. However, if you’re forced to drink it, keep empty bottles and search for drinking fountain.

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SAVING ON SIGHTSEEINGS

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Parc Guell
Parc Guell in Barcelona is also free 🙂

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You can also save on sightseeings. For example, in Europe, first Sunday in every month is usually free to enter in museums and galleries, botanical gardens, castles

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When I’m traveling to big cities, I always visit city parks. They’re almost always free and it’s amazing to relax and take a break form city’s rush as well. Often, these are places, where many interesting events are held. It can be group yoga training, various performances and so on. Search for program on the internet, too.

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If you have more time, you can take a free tour, which means exactly this – a free guided tour. Well, almost – these guided tours sometimes are a “trial” of another paid service and you’re generaly expected to “tip” in case you liked it.
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GO OFF THE BEATEN PATH

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I always search for unusual places in advance. They’re usually free (or cheap) and very interesting. It can be anything from viewpoints, through architecture or street art.
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Rivoli 59
.Rivoli 59 is a free art gallery in Paris.

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BE ACTIVE

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Finally, if you want others to pay you for travel or at least minimize your expenses on the bare minimim – you have several options. – you can either work abroad, volunteer or participate in projects.

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The most popular projects in European Union are organised by Erasmus +. Erasmus +Most of expenses are funded by EU.
Duration of these projects is from several days to several days. By participating, you should be able to share and gain new knowledge, abilities and intercultural exchanges.
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Volunteering has various forms, these are only few of them:
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European volunteering service (EVS) – in duration of 2-12 months on EU countries with pocket money for life expenses,
UN Volunteering – requires knowledge and abilities for projects and reimburses all expenses.
Volunteering on farms – you can help in household activities, on a farm or work with animals, for example – workaway or wwof. Some are paid, another offer free food and accommodation in exchange for help.

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