Breakfast on the streets of varanasi, india. I love my fast food. Don’t be afraid to just be you today, even the fruit vendors here laugh when I buy bananas by the kilo but I’m confident and proud.
Om nom nom nom nom. Guess what’s in season now!
Can anyone tell me what I’m about to eat??
Hypnotic trees taken out the window of my train from rishikesh to varanasi.
Epic fruit salad bowl from The Juice House in Rishikesh. Post yoga deliciousness.
Good Morning Rishikesh. A perfect setting for some yoga
Overnight 18 hour train calls for 3 kilos of bananas and a lot of weird looks
hi there, how do you afford your food? this is a BIG worry for me. any feedback is appreciated! i really want to make this work, but potential cost causes me anxiety. how much do you spend per week? -Jennifer
//just a heads up for those of you who messaged me off Anon about travel/raw food I will reply when I find good internet to pull out my laptop. //
Raw food and vegan food can be the cheapest ‘diet’ you can eat. Of course there are times at the store when a mango might be 4$ each but it’s as simple as:
1. Eating seasonal: depending on where you live it’s often quite easy to shop at local markets and buy what is being harvested. A general rule of thumb is that the fruit of vegetable you see in large amounts will be the cheapest as farmers are trying to sell all of their crops that are producing lots! If you shop at a supermarket you can still eat what’s in season Atleast somewhere close. When it’s fig season in the USA figs are cheaper in Canada etc.
2. Buy in bulk: I buy bananas by the case when I am not travelling and I befriend the produce people at the stores to get discounts. I also check out the ‘overripe’ section which usually has ready to eat fruit and veg.
3. If your eating a cooked vegan diet eat items like rice, lentils, beans, etc. these are some of the cheapest foods you can get and easily sold in bulk.
4. Eat clean foods. Generally the expensive vegan foods and raw foods are processed. Make your own apple chips or eat some air popped popcorn. There’s no need for overpriced snacks.
A moment of pure bliss captured: Finally having internet strong enough to see Liam! 11,762 KM away from my kitten but not a day goes by without thinking about him. It was great to get internet strong enough to skype with my wonderful parents and fluffy boy.
okay I hadto post two more. Look at this cuteness!
Fact: These are the same breed/type of monkey that is commonly used for animal testing of products and treatments.
Look at the connection between mother and baby, look at how he grabs the nuts out of my hand using his fingers..
Help end animal cruelty and support vegan or homemade products.
making friends with the locals
How can you afford to take such a long trip :( I'm so jealous! If you have any tips on how to save money while taking a trip can you please share?
I never would have thought it was possible to travel this long, but I have learned many things on the road.
- I saved up very small amounts of money every month and added that to a ‘trip fund’ that I never really even thought about until I graduated.
- I WWOOF’d for many weeks so I lived and ate completely for free while seeing things I never would have otherwise.
- I ‘Workaway’d’ for a few weeks which included all my meals and accommodations.
- I travel very basic but still staying in clean places
- I travel mostly by land rather than flying everywhere
- I don’t spend money on alcohol
- Couchsurfing where It is safe
- Eating a raw vegan diet, specifically bananas to save
- staying in apartments with a kitchen when in europe etc. to save money on food
- picking a hostel with free breakfast
- research research research.
- Bargain bargain bargain
I have completely different tips for different parts of the world but thats a general overview, saving money in India lets say compared to London are two very different lists.
I also have a europe-based video on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2yCB0Ni9iw&list=UU6mJczQ0Ld5I5_8lWY7sChA
Did a raw vegan say a little prayer for me? Stumbled upon another vegan restaurant in Pushkar: Cafe natures blessing. They had a raw salad, like real raw vegetables, and fruit, and a mango/oregano oil free dressing. Colin manages to get a huge portion of mixed veg, mashed potato, and marinated tofu. We also got 1 litre of water, each. All for 5.50$ this food is by no way typical for india but because this is starting to be known as a backpacker hangout there are more options.
I miss lettuce. #backpackerprobs