Hi there, fellow wanderers. Dave and Deb here. We’re a pair of crazy travellers who work long hours in dull jobs just to get the money together for our next journey. We’ve been on this endless trip for 3 years now and you wouldn’t believe the places we have been. Europe has been done and dusted, including all of the eastern European countries. That odyssey took us 3-holiday breaks to achieve. We’ve just begun in the very north of Africa in which we started with a trip to fabulous Morocco.
Work to Travel
I work as a night shift supermarket shelf-filler a couple of nights a week as well as making some money writing travel blogs for websites. Deb works as a checkout chick at the local supermarket. Not the best of jobs but not a lot of responsibility and apart from the standing, not all that hard. If we can do some work while we are traveling, that’s even better. A trip to Australia is on the books because we can get a visa as under 30’s and pick fruit, or wait tables. In fact, waiting tables is a great way to make a few quid to get you to the next country. I was a waiter in Belgrade and we were both waiting tables at the same restaurant in Rijeka, Croatia.
SE Asia and particularly China will be on our radar as we can both work as English teachers and work and travel at the same time. China is a big country so we might be gone for more than a year on that adventure. While traveling alone has its advantages in that you’re not beholding to anyone and you can come and go as you please, there seems to be a heightened enjoyment if you go with somebody else. For example, when we were in Portugal, in the Algarve, sitting on a big beautiful beach, a glass of wine and some of the local cheese cut into big chunks, the sun was setting. There were just enough clouds to make this a memorable sunset. It was and as it was shared, we were echoing our “Ooh’s” and “Aah’s” in a moment that neither of us will ever forget. We took just the one photo for fear we would break the feeling of seeing something stunning.
It’s not all been beer and skittles though. On one occasion, we were hiking through a valley on Crete when I lost my footing and twisted my ankle. It was rather painful but out where we were there is no help. No ambulance, no rescue helicopter, nothing, just a couple of Nurofen tablets. So it was an extremely agonising walk over rough terrain to get to the medical centre in town. I had to stay there overnight to rest my badly torn ligaments. The rest of the holiday was lost. But the fun continues, and we hope you can join us in our blog in which we will give as many travel tips as we can think of. We also look forward to some of you taking the opportunity to share your travel adventures with us. We’d love to hear from you!