Week 18: Thank You.

Week 18: Thank You.

We planned to spend only a couple of nights in the capital but after arriving and realising there is so much to see (and FOR FREE) we decided to extend our stay. We spent our days lapping up the cultural institutions, swanning around the art galleries and dining on Cinnamon Swirls, Pain au Chocolats and Blueberry Muffins from [the trash at] Starbucks. Continue reading “Week 18: Thank You.”

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Fair Foods Project

Fair Foods Project

Day two was so inspiring, it makes us wonder how the rest of our trip could possibly match up.

After the efforts of day one, we knew we needed a way of getting a small stockpile of food to draw on when we needed it and when the opportunities to find it were scarce. Browsing through Craigslist for free food, Lilly came across the Fair Foods Project – a food rescue programme that took fruit and vegetables destined for the dump (simply because they weren’t ‘pretty’ enough to be sold), bagged them up and sold them to the local community for two dollars a bag. A huge bag of fresh fruit and vegetables for just $2 means that low income families can eat healthily and break free from the obesity:poverty trap. We immediately gave them a call. Continue reading “Fair Foods Project”

Day One: Jet Lag, Walking & Veggie Burgers

Day One: Jet Lag, Walking & Veggie Burgers

Whilst we won’t be posting every day of our journey, it would be remiss not to talk about our very first day as pretend penniless travellers.

*rewinding tape sound* Continue reading “Day One: Jet Lag, Walking & Veggie Burgers”

Our Favourite Travel Resources

Our Favourite Travel Resources

Beyond providing us with the ability to buy knock-off Chinese camera batteries and get Oreos delivered at 3am, the internet can have some amazing uses. Here, we’ve listed our favourites for budget travel.

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