Budget breakdown for one month in the Philippines

“And when is your departure flight from the Philippines?” the check-in agent sweetly asked me as I dropped my bag for the trip from Kuala Lumpur to Cebu City. I smiled back and confidently bluffed “I fly to Bangkok in three weeks.” “Great – if I could just see your flight confirmation?” She called my bluff,…

Budget breakdown for one month in Cambodia

“But how do you afford to travel?” is one of the most frequent questions not only from people at home, but also from others on the road. Most people I meet are on some sort of an extended holiday – usually 3-6 months, but sometimes stretching out as far as a year. Occasionally I’ll meet…

Budget Cuts: Part 1

How in the world do I expect to go from a reasonable ‘grown-up’ salary to no salary at all in the span of six months?  Well, savings will of course make up a pretty major part of it. I have kicked into high-gear saving mode, and here is the breakdown of what I have cut…