I'm Stefan, 25yo, German, trained builder, adventurer and explorer
For more than 30 months have I been travelling the world now and spent most of this time in Canada and New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa. Since leaving NZ I haven't had the chance to work and relied fully on my brother who is able to borrow me money and support from my family.
In order to finish my journey by end of this year without further debt I rely on some unconditional income. I kept track of my actual expenses and run on 25 EUR/day for EVERYTHING!
Food: 5 EUR/day,
Transportation: 3.60 EUR/day
Accommodation: 2.75 EUR/day
For others: 2.57 EUR/day
Bank and Visa fees: 1.80 EUR/day
Free Time: 1.75 EUR/day
Other: 7.50 EUR/day (Health, Education, Communication, Shopping, etc.)
This has been a highly comfortable time, of which I spent 2 months volunteering with Conscious Impact in Nepal. There I spent almost no money at all, so my actual daily travel budget is probably higher. For the next leg of my journey it will be cheaper I assume.
I want to go through Northern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazachstan until September.
Food will be cheaper,
Transportation will be almost Zero, because I'm hitchhiking,
Accommodation will be more expensive
For other I will keep donating
Fees will remain similar
Other will also be cheaper, because I'm well prepared for the coming times.
During my travels I try where ever possible to choose the most sustainable option.
- I hitchhike
- stay with locals as much as possible
- buy local quality products
- point unsustainable practices and habits
- encourage open conversations about solutions
From what ever income I receive, I forward it as follows:
- 11% Sustainable, certified forestry projects
- 11% For people in need (Orphans, Poor, Sick, Elderly)
- 11% Personal investment for the future