Traveling Is A Brutality?

993 WordsDec 15, 20154 Pages
Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things- air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky- all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. For any one person setting abroad, money is by far the number one issue that arises when planning an excursion. To be able to travel for free and get the experience of endlessly creating yourself is a dream upon many. Tomislav Perko, a 30 year old Croatian, has been traveling the world ever since the financial crisis took hit and he was forced out of his stockbroker job. With almost no money and averaging on a budget of $10 a day, he has visited over 40 countries, and hitchhiked over 50,000 kilometers (Perko.) Strategically, he has been traveling around the world virtually for free and sharing his experiences in hopes of aspiring other adventurers how possible it is to travel for free, if they really want to. After losing his job as a stockbroker in 2008, Tomislav Perko lost meaning to his life. With no money and no support from his family, he hit the internet and started researching (Perko.) After have discovering a website called “Couch-Surfing,” Perko was inspired. Couch-Surfing is a system used globally where it allows people around the world to host travelers in their home and allowing the traveler themselves a place to stay for the desired time (Stay With Locals.)

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