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How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko | TEDxTUHH

Many people daydream about traveling the world, but all of them have the same excuse – lack of money. Tomislav, after traveling the world for years with almost no money, shows how it is possible for everyone to do the same, if they really want to.

Tomislav Perko, 29, is a travel writer from Croatia. After a career of a stockbroker, broke because of the financial crisis, he hits the road and turns it into his home. He uses alternative ways of traveling – hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way.

Five years later, he publishes a book “1000 Days of Spring” and goes around giving lectures about what it means to live on the road. Find out more on his website:

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25 thoughts on “How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko | TEDxTUHH”

  1. Bravo jarane! Phantastic presentation. One of my happiest lifetime was when I was a student and travell by hichhicking through Europe and to Turkish Asia. And when doing other intense trips, e.g. over the alps by foot, by bicikle through Europe.
    It´s very very difficult to explain other people the impressions, the wisdom, the understanding that you gain during travelling. And by travelling I mean by all senses open. You have to experience it. It´s like explaining someone how it is to be in Love, witzhout experiencing it, somebody won´t know.
    Would like to know if the dude did more journeys.

  2. As a minority who has a lot of money, I still can’t get away with things like a white person can. A poor White person can be treated better than a minority who have the money.

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