Traveling cheap + Useless Indian money + 7 fav Christmas markets in Bavaria

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Traveling cheap: Why you don't need much to explore
https://wesaidgotravel.com/traveling-cheap/

EXCERPT: Travel may seem like a far-flung luxury: spending hundreds of dollars on hotels, classy restaurants and entertainment; but there’s a way to see the world on a budget. By opening up your horizons and exploring on a shoestring you won’t only get further but will end up with more unique experiences. Here are some pointers to get started...



Useless Indian Money – Voodoo Economics
http://tonywheeler.com.au/useless-indian...economics/

EXCERPT: I wouldn’t normally have any Indian currency around. Euros or US dollars fine, I’m back in both regions regularly and anyway they can be used in lots of places other than the euro zone or the USA. I’ve just used both in Sudan. Nevertheless I was in India – in Bangalore, Hampi, Goa, Ratnagiri and Mumbai in September – and when I came back I still had just over 10,000 rupees in my wallet. The last few days I hadn’t been able to pay for anything, my hotel in Mumbai was looked after (I had a speaking event there), I was taken out for meals, I was even driven to the airport. Never mind, I’m a regular visitor to India, I could use the rupees on the next trip. Even though technically it’s probably illegal to take rupees in and out of India. That was fine until 8 November when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi suddenly announced that India’s two biggest bank notes (1000 rupees and 500 rupees, worth about US$14.60 and US$7.30) were now no longer legal tender....



Germany: Our 7 favorite Christmas markets in Bavaria
http://www.eurocheapo.com/blog/germany-c...varia.html

EXCERPT: Germany lights up the holiday season every year with 140 different Christmas markets across the country. And Bavaria gets into the spirit with dozens of markets from Munich to Nuremberg. These community celebrations, known as Christkindlmärkte in German, transform center cities into holiday wonderlands. Locals and visitors come out to shop for gifts at open-air booths, enjoy traditional treats, and soak up the festive atmosphere. And these markets are more than just shopping affairs. You can also admire the Christmas trees and decorations, or check out live entertainment (usually including traditional carols and dancing). If you get cold, the tastiest and most practical solution is to order a glass of Glühwein, a delicious mulled wine that will warm you up after a few sips. Ready to hit the holiday markets? Here are seven of our favorite Christmas markets in Bavaria....



Why Being Broke is the Best Time to Travel
http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/...go-travel/

EXCERPT: When you don’t have much money, travel seems only a nice fantasy. When you have debts, loans, or a crummy job; sleep on your friend’s couch; or can barely afford McDonald’s, it seems that traveling is a pipe dream that will probably never come true, something you’re going to have to put off until you have money. But I don’t think that’s the case! I think being broke is the best reason to start traveling. When you have the fewest options is when you really have the most options. When you’re at the bottom, you have little to lose but everything to gain. As Janis Joplin said, freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose....
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