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11 Thoughts A Budget Traveller Will Have

Budget travellers are a special breed. We are willing to sacrifice a lot of dignity for a dollar. Becoming a budget traveller can often mean changing your mindset and outlook on life. Thoughts you may never have at home suddenly crop up everywhere. It’s crazy out there.

 

Think you’re a budget traveller? Well, you truly are if you’ve had these thoughts.

 

How far can I physically walk to avoid paying for transport?

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If a hostel includes free breakfast then I am freakin’ staying there

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The only word I know in this language is ‘beer’

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I can’t even remember the last time I slept in a room by myself

 

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Heavy/expensive souvenirs…

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Yes, I am willing to spend the exact same money on beer that I refused to spend on food/activities/souvenirs

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New international friends are not only cool new international friends but they are free accommodation next time I visit

 

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Heck yeah this museum is donation entry

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Only ever filtering accommodation by ‘Price Low To High’

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If I only eat porridge for two days I can totally afford the Eiffel Tower / London Eye / etc. etc.

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Getting to know all the “home brand” supermarket products from every country

 

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If you’ve had some of these thoughts when travelling then congratulations — you are a true budget traveller! It can be a tough slog sometimes (especially when you hear about the extravagences of those not on a budget) but budget travelling is a truly fulfilling experience.

 

What are some thoughts you’ve had while budget travelling? Comment below!

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Lucy is the final year medical student who wants to cure disease, but not her travel bug. She is addicted to a good macchiato, documentaries and jetting off around the world, and no adventure is off-limits. She writes to help other young people find the inspiration and information necessary to explore the world and its cultures.

  1. Morad
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    Really thank you! Awesome.

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