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Creative Ways I’ve Learnt to Manage Money on My Travels Abroad.   Leave a comment

Worth following these useful tips during your travels.

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When I adopted a nomadic way of life nearly 3 years ago, I unknowingly adopted ‘nomadic’ financial ways too. I’m not sure if that’s a real term yet, but what I mean is, I’ve found sneaky creative ways of making the most of my bucks on my constant travels, without giving in to the fear of fluctuating exchange rates, getting mugged or being targeted by credit card frauds.

If you’re traveling abroad, these simple tricks will ensure that your money goes a long, safe way:

Peg the exchange rate

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That’s a lesson I learnt the hard way. On my first ever trip to the US, I booked a beautiful studio for a month, and as these things often go, decided to pay the bulk of the payment at the end of my stay. Turns out, the US dollar climbed steadily in that month and I…

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Posted July 25, 2016 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

My First Impressions of Ethiopia.   Leave a comment

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My first distinct memory of Ethiopia is standing on a cliff in the Simien Mountains, looking down at tiny highland villages dotting the valley on one side, vast green farm land on the other, volcanic mountains surrounding me, and thick-billed white-headed ravens flying above. I’m in the heart of Africa, I thought to myself as I watched the mist roll in; after dreaming about this part of the world for a long time, I’m finally here.

When I impulsively opted for a flight to Addis Ababa from Mauritius, I thought I was ready for East Africa after all the years I’ve spent travelling in India and Central America. And in some ways, I was. But even as I hiked in the vast, misty wilderness of the Simien Mountains and started appreciating the unique spirit of Addis Ababa, I failed to build a deep connection with the country and its people. I…

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Posted July 17, 2016 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

San Gimignano : where fairy tales come alive   Leave a comment

As the bus whizzes past lush green vineyards across the Tuscan countryside, I cannot help but marvel. Low hanging clouds as if kissing the lopsided hills and vineyards scattered as far as my eyes c…

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Posted July 9, 2016 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels