5 comments on “Top 10 Smartest Money Tips For Your Gap Year.
  1. Jakartass says:

    Further hints based on personal experience:

    At 6ft+ I can rarely find clothes to fit here in Indonesia, Bali being an exception. Most of my ‘going public’ clothes are made-to-measure; tailors are inexpensive compared to off the rack clothes in the west.

    My trousers have a ‘hidden’ pocket inside the waist band, especially useful when stocking up with banknotes withdrawn from an ATM.

    When travelling on public transport I always wear one of my shirts with button down breast pockets which are wallet sized. Most travellers will have a small backpack for when sightseeing: wear it on the front.

    Trousers with loads of external pockets, useful for hiking, are a magnet for pickpockets in crowds: do not keep money or wallet in them. A ‘suspicious’ wodge of toilet paper in a back trouser pocket will prove more tempting for them, and safer for you.

    Once your personal security system is second nature, you can relax and enjoy the experience of being one of the crowd.

  2. Julie Hayes says:

    Your a mind of information for first time backpackers, such as I …….solo at that ! I haven’t gone yet, soon tho’ . With all these stories and advice, it’s just great to know beforehand . Cheers !

  3. Olivia Gardener says:

    Great tips as always. Very helpful.

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