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post #31 of 427
Just go be globetrotter's manservant.
post #32 of 427
also it'd be pretty cool if you pulled this off. ive always wanted to do something like this, but never had the time/money/balls
post #33 of 427
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

also it'd be pretty cool if you pulled this off. ive always wanted to do something like this, but never had the time/money/balls

just go be globetrotter's manservant
post #34 of 427
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just go be globetrotter's manservant

I think mordecai is trying to tell us something gaiz
post #35 of 427
I was gonna say, didn't seem from the earlier posts like Rambo was gonna visit the Orient, but you need $100 a day to do it along the same lines that MasterClasster outlined if so. Most of the Asian countries get pretty expensive, though there are some really cheap lodgings to be found if needed.
Long ago I stayed in a Hong Kong guesthouse, room had no windows, just this tiny little space, but it was private and had a bathroom - and I think it ran like $15 a day. I could've stayed and typed up a nice screenplay or something, but also would've run the risk of committing suicide or falling into vices very quickly, as I was basically sharing space with a bunch of hookers and undesirable transients. However, while you can get lodging and 2-3 meals a day kinda cheaply here and there, the 'travel' expenses for sightseeing and just finding ways to kill 16-18 hours a day can add up quickly.

Some years ago, I found myself well and truly homeless in Korea for about a month. Long story, that, but I was able to crash on some friends couches, I got my mom to wire me money and I stayed in some cheap motels with my girlfriend at the time sometimes, that was about it for getting some sleep. They have public baths here with sleeping rooms, and I was able to nap there for a few hours a day for about $6 entrance, but apart from that - I found it really hard to kill time if you have no home and no money to spend. It was just lots of wandering around in the summer heat and being hungry, being very bored.

I have a friend who just said he was going to move to Germany one day, this happened recently - and he did so. He left Florida and just went to Germany, and looked for a job. He actually got a job (I think it might've taken a few months to finally get a job though), a visa, and shares a flat with some people - no idea how he did all this, but I think the story here is that he went straight there and started looking for a job immediately, rather than wandering or traveling.
post #36 of 427
If you see impolyt in Tokyo he will hook you up with an acqua panna.
post #37 of 427
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If you see impolyt in Tokyo he will hook you up with an acqua panna.

The restaurant where I promised Tokyo Slim a free fancy water is currently closed for renovation. frown.gif
post #38 of 427
If Rambo comes out to Tokyo though, I will hook him up with as much Contrex as he wants. My wife orders up hundreds of liters at a time and it just sits downstairs, and I do too... in my fortress of water.
post #39 of 427
saving money:
Travel's probably the biggest chunk, so see if you can do things like sharing/renting a car with some local buddies to drive down the coastline, or do a daytrip into a smaller random country, etc.
Accommodations - couchsurfing is cheaper (ie often free, although the 'cost' may be spending time with the host), but hell, maybe use things like SF to your advantage and contact local forum people to do a meet and greet and crash at someone's pad for a few days. I'm sure you could probably find a couple of people in any major city from the forum.
Food's very variable, but you can do anything from supermarket shopping for a bottle of juice, some fruit and a jar of peanut butter with loaf of bread.... to splashing out on one solid meal in each country.

all this being said, if you're going to buy dinner, wouldn't you rather do it in some exotic country instead of back home? so save where you can but figure out your value and spend a little more to really enjoy in certain areas (eg I hate spending money on accommodations, but will drop coin on food)


oh, and in relation to an above point about bed bugs, consider something like those protect-a-bed thingies (google it)
post #40 of 427
I don't know if Rambo realizes this or what, but the basic answer is that many in his shoes try their hand at teaching ESL in Asia as a way to travel, and for that purpose, it's mostly a success. You need a 4 year college degree, and it takes awhile to apply and process to get a visa for something like that, but the traveling/getting out of America part is covered and a few thousand dollars is roughly what is needed when starting out on something like that, as you don't get paid for the first month and there are living expenses incurred before that time.
post #41 of 427
Thread Starter 
This is excellent guys, really. Keep it coming.

Impolyt - I'm getting to Japan so we can grab dinner. Not at one of your Michelin places though. Maybe you can fit me for a TOJ or some shit. Definitely want to see some Japanese baseball, do a fishmarket, eat some good sushi, gotta do some karaoke, etc.. Gotta meet Alter, Rach, and some of the other forum fuckers.

Marbear - Globe's not hiring :sadpanda:
post #42 of 427
But there are so many Michelin starred places in Tokyo redface.gif
post #43 of 427
I'd consider it a personal slight if you don't visit my third-world paradise.
post #44 of 427
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

But there are so many Michelin starred places in Tokyo redface.gif

All within walking distance. We know.
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I'd consider it a personal slight if you don't visit my third-world paradise.

I'll take the zip-line down
post #45 of 427
Just hop on the next drug mule down here, it'll take you straight to the Four Seasons.

Or you could just go straight to my Michelin eat spots.
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