I came across this fabulous presentation through a Facebook share. Amazing presentation and so true!
I am a bit of a travel hacker myself. Luxury travel is just so not me, unless someone else is paying. I have always wanted to travel overseas when I was younger. My dream trip was a 18-20 day trip to Europe which in 2004 would have cost about 80 to 90 lakh INR. But the air fares were prohibitively expensive and I just did not have the means on a low paying job to even put together half the money even though the exchange rate was much lower.
My first ‘international’ trip was to Thailand in 2007 which was mainly a shopping trip – I got back with 43 Kg of excess baggage most of which I am still using even till today.
Besides Air Asia wasn’t around then!
Its a better time now to venture out as fares have gotten within reach, the only issue is Indian being managing the visas – even tougher now that I am unemployed and cannot furnish the ’employment letter’ that most consulates want.
I did manage to ‘travel hack last year’ – when I got a round trip to KL in January last year for just Rs 7000. It was unbelievable! Though in my excitement I conservatively booked for only 3 days. More on that trip later~!
So I am going to consciously travel hack and stick to my resolution of two trips a year. I have starting searching and do see some exciting stuff! Come to think of it, I don’t need so much make up!