There seem to be a bazillion nomad bloggers out there talking about how cheap it is to travel, but very few are open about their finances. We've gotten quite a few questions about how we can afford to travel full-time, so we've decided to open up the books and do a monthly post with the details of our budget. The hope is that these posts will help prepare others who are thinking about jumping into the nomad life, and help us re-assess our spending habits. Enjoy!
It's that time. We have maxed out our visas and have to leave the country before the start of the month.
Guess what we did today?!! We woke up bright and early this morning to make the hour long trek to see China's national treasure, the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base! I read a lot of reviews that suggested we visit as soon as the park opens at 8AM. That is when the pandas are most active... Continue Reading →
We enjoyed our first Sichuan hot pot experience last night. I'm so glad we went with someone who knew what they were doing. It would have been a little confusing otherwise.
We're just a few days away from moving to our next destination which means it's that time again to tell the stories of my less-than-totally-epic adventures. Yangshuo was amazing in almost every way, but had its fair share of not so brag-worthy moments. Join me again for: Adventures With Jen! [cue theme music] Downtown Art... Continue Reading →
Our adventure with food continues. We love to eat, and there is plenty of food to love here in China. For breakfast, Josh collects two buns from our favorite steamer place down the road. The man that works at the shop is very enthusiastic to have some new foreign friends and has some of the... Continue Reading →
The sun finally came out and we have been trying to cram in as much fun as possible while we still have it. One of the first things on my to-do list was a bicycle along the portion of the ten mile gallery that we missed during our last excursion. This loop portion splits off at the bridge and follows the river instead of the valley.
I feel pretty good about our first overseas month. We did not achieve our goal budget nor were we able to offset it enough with our income. However, I think we learned a lot and are ready for the challenge that February brings.