How To Save Money While Travelling.

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Being frugal comes naturally when you’re a student. Especially if your income is limited yet you have dreams of seeing the whole freaking world.

So when you finally save up just enough cash to make that trip you’ve been planning for months, you need to be extra careful with how you spend each penny.

Here are a couple of ways to help you minimise your expenditure during your trip:

1. Live at the centre.

Saves you lots of time and money since you don’t need to commute as opposed to living at the outskirts of a town.

2. Walk.

It’s the best way to see new places and experience new things.

3. Picnic.

Buy yourself a bunch of fruits, water, some healthy packed food and head out to the park. That should cost you around $5. Plus views and fresh air.

4. Partner up.

For those deals and discounts. You know. 😉

5. Take the overnight bus.

It’s the cheapest way to travel between two cities and you also get a free “bed” for the night.

Always be kind.

Dee.

Nairobi, Kenya. 3

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Hey ya loves! 🙂

On the day I was to leave for school, I decided to take a small tour of Nairobi. All these pictures are of the CBD. There’s so much you can do within the city. Like paddle boat at the Central Park (Uhuru Park). Or climb to the KICC helipad for the most gorgeous view of the city. All for a dollar or two! 🙂

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Also, this is what 25 shillings can get you in Nairobi. 🙂

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Kiambu, Kenya. 1

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I’m seated on my bed as I write this. Very exhausted after a long day of classes and lectures. It’s 9pm. And I’m really looking forward to publishing this post. I get an unexplainable high off blogging. It just makes me happy. 🙂

Lemme tell you a lil something about today’s post.

A few weeks ago I visited Paradise Lost. It’s a private estate in the outskirts of Nairobi. It was my first time there. What drew me to it was the fact that it had a gorgeous waterfall and a small pretty lake within it. And caves. And horses.

It’s usually crowded over the weekends so I opted to visit on a Monday morning. There was hardly anyone there. And it was even prettier than I’d imagined.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Volgograd, Russia. 3

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At the beginning of May each year, the The Kenyan Students’ Association in Volgograd holds an annual barbecue event. It’s a two-day event where we take a little getaway to the other side of the Volga River. The location is serene, lined with a sandy beach where we play games and have fun. There are small apartments on the banks of the river that we rent for a few dollars (the cost of a room is roughly 30 USD for a whole day).

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You pretty much have to carry your own equipment though: barbecue grills, music system, refreshments and the like.

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All fun and games!

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The highlight for me has got to be the magnificent sunset over the prettiest city skyline view of Volgograd.

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Always be kind.

Dee.