A Week Traveling The World On No Salary
June 20, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited
Day One – Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
9:30 a.m. — Wake adult and go downstairs to a guesthouse’s accepting for some giveaway tea and toast. Decide to accompany a organisation of associate travelers to a National Park that afternoon. we know we won’t be withdrawal Georgetown today, so we re-up my bed during a guesthouse for a night. The guesthouse has prohibited water, Wi-Fi, and A/C, and for a night costs $7.68.
11 a.m. — Walk a few blocks to Little India for some-more food. (I am a inspired person.) Get a banana root thali image and a mango lassi though sugar. The thali comes with total refills, so apparently we get seconds. Cost for lunch: $2.41
11:30 a.m. — On my approach behind to a guesthouse, we stop during a halal food marketplace to buy some snacks for a park. we unintentionally start an hour of tasting dates with a store’s owners and finish adult walking divided with a entertain kilo of some higher-end Mariami dates. $2.23
12:30 p.m. — Meet my guesthouse friends during a train stop to conduct to a park, selling a H2O bottle while we wait ($0.71). The train transport is $0.96 and takes us true to Taman Negara Pulau Pinang. We spend a subsequent few hours hiking in a park, swimming during gorilla beach (yes, there were monkeys), and visiting a sea-turtle charge center. At a finish of a day, we stop for some passionfruit extract ($1.20) and afterwards bound on that same train behind into city ($0.96). Total for an afternoon in a park: $3.83
7 p.m. — We are famished by a time we get behind to Georgetown, and so we conduct true to a travel case for dinner. we sequence a play of laksa (Chinese/Malay noodle soup), dual popiah (a Southeast Asian uninformed open roll), and pineapple juice. The popiah are unequivocally tasty, so we go forward and sequence dual more. Cost for dinner: $2.93
9:30 p.m. — Too sleepy after a day during a park to do anything else. After a much-needed shower, we twist adult in bed to review on my Kindle until we tumble asleep.
Daily Total: $19.08
Day Two – Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
9 a.m. — Get out of bed and get some-more giveaway tea and toast. Re-up my bed again for tonight ($7.68) and do a crossword. we travel over to a circuitously 7-Eleven and buy another H2O bottle ($0.71). Total: $8.39
10 a.m. — Head out to Georgetown to demeanour during a travel art and crop some boutiques. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for a art scene, so we figure this would be a good place to buy souvenirs and gifts for people. we finish adult removing a container of postcards of a travel art ($1.44) and splurge on a really easily embellished tiffin lunch box that we swear we will use one day ($14.40). In between all a shopping, we get inspired and conduct to Little India for a unfeeling biryani set and ginger extract ($2.69). Total: $18.53
2 p.m. — I’m sleepy from all a walking, so we find a good café to rest during for a while. we sequence an iced nutmeg extract ($0.36) and review my book for a bit. As we conduct behind to my guesthouse an hour later, we squeeze a cone of durian balmy offer ($0.96). Total: $1.32
3 p.m. — we rest during a hostel for a while and take a time to do some work. we still have some of a dates from yesterday, so we mangle on them as we do investigate and locate adult on emails.
6:30 p.m. — we conduct out to cooking with a organisation of people from a guesthouse. We go to a low sum place and share 12 dishes and 3 liters of splash between a 4 of us. We separate a check 4 ways. Cost of dinner: $3.12.
Daily Total: $31.36
Day Three – Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia to Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
9 a.m. — Wake up, squeeze tea and toast, and compensate for my train sheet to conduct to Cameron Highlands, an rural area southeast of Penang. Bus with pick-up is $10.32.
10:30 a.m. — Head out for an early lunch in Little India again. Get a masala dosa and a chai ($0.96). After my meal, we take one final travel by Georgetown, grabbing some Indian sweets, a bag of peanuts, and a uninformed mango as snacks for my float ($1.20). Total: $2.16
12:30 p.m. — Bus pick-up during 12:30 sharp, as promised, and we start my tour south.
9:30 p.m. — Finally arrive in a Cameron Highlands. What was ostensible to be a six-hour tour became a nine-hour one due to a prosaic tire and bad traffic. But we still arrived! we immediately start my hunt for a guesthouse (for preference and price, I’ve stopped engagement things, including accommodation, in advance). we have good fitness during a initial place we stop and squeeze a final bed accessible for $7.20.
10 p.m. — The guesthouse owners invites me to a Bengali cooking he usually cooked. He says it’s free, though we give him a tiny income to cover his costs. Myself, dual German girls, a Vietnamese couple, and a guesthouse owners all eat and loll on a kitchen building for a subsequent hour or so until we conduct to bed. $2.40
Daily Total: $22.08
Day Four – Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
8:30 a.m. — Wake adult and extract in some of a toast and tea that is also giveaway during this guesthouse. we have my bed for a night again and compensate another $7.20. Chat with people for a while and confirm with an Australian integrate to trek on Trail 1 after that day. We devise to leave by 11. $7.20
10:30 a.m. — we go out and buy some snacks for a day’s hike: coconut-fried peanuts, some-more dates, uninformed bananas, and a liter of water. $5.18
11:30 a.m. — We finally get ourselves together and leave a guesthouse by 11:30. The trailhead is about 6 km away, so we join to a bottom and start walking. The 3.5 km route is steep, during times roughly a perfect straight by a jungle that involves lots of sand and ropes and upper-body strength. After an hour and a half, we strech a tip and are greeted by a poetic outlook and mist-filled mossy forests. We rest for a while and take some pictures.
3 p.m. — We conduct behind down on a highway and it takes us by a tea planation, one of a crops a Cameron Highlands are famous for. We stop during a café in a core of a camp and suffer a really balmy crater of tea with a scone ($1.54). It starts to sleet roughly a impulse we leave a café, though not a notation after a Malaysian family lets us raise into a behind of their automobile and drives us behind to town. They also entice us to go strawberry picking with them, that we accept. we ensue to collect and eat a whole lot of giveaway strawberries. $1.54
5:30 p.m. — We are still a few kilometers divided from a guesthouse during a finish of a strawberry picking, and after observant goodbye to a kind family, we start walking again in a rain. Within a minute, another automobile stops and picks us up, driven by a Malaysian lady who lives usually around a dilemma from where we are staying.
6 p.m. — We are famished, so after returning to a guesthouse and dropping off a soppy stuff, we immediately conduct to a grill for dinner. we sequence a thali, a biryani, and a mango lassi. $3.84
7 p.m. — Back during a guesthouse for a showering and to hang out. we play cards and afterwards review a bit, nodding off by 10.
Daily Total: $17.76
Day Five – Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
9 a.m. — Out of bed and squeeze some giveaway toast with blueberry jam and tea. Pay for my bed for one final night, still $7.20.
10 a.m. — The new folks during a guesthouse are all doing a route we did yesterday, so we confirm to conduct out on my possess to revisit a dual other tea plantations nearby. The initial one we travel to by myself and take a few pictures. we continue down a highway to a subsequent camp and eventually conduct to join a float with an comparison Malaysian couple, who go out of their approach to dump me off during a camp entrance. (Thank you!) we spend a subsequent few hours hiking around a pleasing tea plantation, a biggest one in a Cameron Highlands.
2 p.m. — we share what stays of my snacks from yesterday with dual Norwegian couples who are also hiking a planation. They have a automobile and determine to take me behind to Tanah Rata, a city where my guesthouse is. we arrive usually mins before it starts raining again, though conduct to buy myself another H2O bottle before a surge starts. $0.60
5 p.m. — we conduct to cooking with a Syrian man who is volunteering during a guesthouse. We conduct to an all-you-can-eat South Indian smorgasboard and go to town. Total cost for cooking is $2.52.
8 p.m. — After streamer behind to a guesthouse and throwing adult on a few emails, a organisation of us confirm to conduct down to a internal bar for some drinks. we finish adult removing dual beers and a cocktail and am out until 1 a.m. $2.40
Daily Total: $12.72
Day Six – Cameron Highlands to Taman Negara, Malaysia
7:30 a.m. — Get my somewhat hungover self out of bed, container my bag and conduct down to a train hire by 8 a.m. we paid for my bus/boat to Taman Negara, one of a biggest and many famous inhabitant parks in Malaysia, a night before. It was $15.60.
8:15 a.m. — The train leaves Cameron Highlands and it’s a three-hour tour to a packet city where we need to locate a boat. We stop for a mangle in between, and we buy crackers and an appetite drink. $1.75
11:30 a.m. — We arrive to a jetty, get a send tickets, compensate a park fees ($1.44), and hang out until a vessel leaves during 1:30. we squeeze a lunch of nasi goreng (fried rice) during a circuitously grill ($1.44) and pass a time articulate to a Malaysian lady visiting a park from Kuala Lumpur. $2.88
1:30 p.m. — All aboard for a vessel outing by a rainforest and into a inhabitant park! We arrive around 4 p.m., during that indicate we disembark, get a tiny lecture about a park, afterwards bound on a giveaway convey to a guesthouse that looks promising. They have room available, and we book a bed for a night for $6.
6 p.m. — After throwing adult on emails and other internet things, we ramble into city to squeeze dinner. Ramadan has usually started, so there is usually one grill open this early, and it’s on a pricier side. we sequence a special of a day, that is an Indian/Malay unfeeling banana leaf, and a pineapple juice. Despite my terror about a cost, a food is fantastic! we even discuss with a cook for a while, and after we tell him how we can’t put down my stream book, he gifts me a book he has usually finished for my subsequent read. The cost for this meal, book included, is $5.52.
Daily Total: $31.75
Day Seven – Taman Negara, Malaysia
10 a.m. — we nap by my alarm and finally animate myself around 10. (I theory we indispensable a sleep!) Ready myself for a day, make certain we still have my bed for a night ($6), and afterwards travel to a vessel dock, grabbing dual mangosteens, a container of crackers, and a H2O bottle along a approach ($1.44). The inhabitant park is opposite a stream from where I’m staying, and we compensate $0.24 for a vessel cab across. $7.68
11 a.m. — The vessel float is maybe a notation long, though we conduct to make friends with a usually other chairman on board, an Australian lady also roving alone. We set off into a park together and travel around a rainforest for a integrate of hours, spotting dual troupes of monkeys and a span of blue-headed birds we can’t name. In a afternoon, we conduct to a beach along a stream to float and mangle and loll among a butterflies.
5 p.m. — Head behind to my guesthouse, holding a cab to a other side once more. $0.24
7 p.m. — we fritter around reading my book until we am inspired and conduct to a grill circuitously with a dual Argentinian girls in my room and sequence crony noodles, fruit salad, and a pineapple juice. $4.08
9 p.m. — I’m even some-more sleepy from today’s hiking, so we decrease to join my new friends for a drink, determining to conduct to bed instead. One some-more day in a park tomorrow, and afterwards off to a collateral city of Kuala Lumpur a day after!
Daily Total: $12