Traveling the world with no money. Is it cool or is it exploitative ?

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Traveling the world with no money. Is it cool or is it exploitative ?

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:29 pm

"Is it cool, or is it exploitative, to travel without money?" is a question raised from the Guardian article below:

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it
Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017 ... ve-done-it

The three people given as examples here did not actually travel with NO money at all, but with very little money, and they all had a plan, an itinerary and a goal.
This differentiates them from the simple dead-beats who wash up on the shores of South East Asia with no money, doesn't it ? Or does it ?
How ethical is it for people from (rich) developed countries to arrive with no money, and to expect to travel around and survive on the kindness of those who live in real poverty ? ( Even when the voyager's intentions are "good".)
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Re: Traveling the world with no money. Is it cool or is it exploitative ?

Postby SinnSisamouth » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:36 pm

i feel people do it now for bragging and likes not for self improvement
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Postby boozyoldman » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:26 pm

Travelling like a barefoot nomad and scrounging from the poor? *

It is as effing bloody disgraceful as playing at helping the poor stupid natives to do things they are quite capable of doing themselves.

(Hey! Look at my Facebook page! I'm building a toilet for these ignorant savages with a little help from Samantha and Tristan, my Gap Year chums!)


* One conspicuous exception was Heinrich Harrer. Read Peter Fleming's introduction to Harrer's "Seven Years in Tibet"
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Re: Traveling the world with no money. Is it cool or is it exploitative ?

Postby Bertros » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:12 pm

Comparing it to "traveling the world with money".....

I'll take the 'with money' option please.

Generally, I wouldn't think the 2 compare!


just sayin'


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Postby Jamie_Lambo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:29 am

lets ask BKKTrapper.... :D
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Re: Traveling the world with no money. Is it cool or is it exploitative ?

Postby mishi » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:48 pm

I don't think so there is anything possible without money. How to service in another region without money far from home your mates and family. To leave your strength behind and be happy ???
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Postby rozzieoz » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:30 pm

What if they have an accident or get sick? I think it's very irresponsible.


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Re: Traveling the world with no money. Is it cool or is it exploitative ?

Postby timmydownawell » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:36 pm

rozzieoz wrote:What if they have an accident or get sick? I think it's very irresponsible.


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