Before I start, here are few things to keep in mind.
- Travelling is a privilege, be grateful for it.
- If you dream of travelling, set your priorities right, be mindful of your living expenses and avoid things or activities, which you really don't have necessity.
- Once you venture into a new place, keep an open mind and respect local culture.
- Everyone have their own way of doing things, what I wrote here may or may not work for you. I have a full-time job, I am a hustler, I am very much flexible, I don't plan much ahead, I just keep a vague idea of what I want to do.
In this article, I want to cover how to make this trip happen, pointers on cost factor and planning. I am too lazy to write my travel experience, I may do it in future. :)
Good to have,
3 weeks holiday/ work from home option
Credit card ( I use credit cards only for travel logistics, especially flights. )
At least Rs 50000 saved
Friends who believe and support your dream. (No, not for borrowing money.)
For any trip the major cost factor is accommodation, and if you are earning in Indian Rupees and travelling to Europe, this is going to be the major factor in your budget,
I mostly travel solo. while searching for ways to get cheap accommodation, I stumbled upon Worldpackers.
Some of you might be familiar with Worldpackers or Workaway; basically, they give accommodation(sometimes meal) in exchange for voluntary work.
In my mind, I just had to travel to Europe, irrespective of the place/country, hence I started searching for suitable opportunities in Worldpackers, you have the option to filter with your profession/ kind of work you want to do. And in that list, I searched for the one with maximum holidays.
After few days of rigorous search, I found a backpackers hostel in Antwerpen, Belgium! , where they had 4 days off every week. Tadda! I found free accommodation with breakfast for 3 weeks.