October 20, 2015

How to survive for almost 3 months in a Foreign County on roughly $700:

1. Be extremely patient. Train times are about the only schedule that won't change. Everything else can change on a dime notice. Learn to relax and go with the flow when things go to shit.

Highway Sign. Barcelona, Spain.

2. Learn the basics of the language. Language was probably my biggest frustration. It took 2 months before I could really speak to people. But even then, as soon as I said, "Hola",  the locals knew I was an American.

3. Find a lover. This is good for many many reasons. Honestly, this could potentially solve all of your problems. Money. Shelter. Food. Language.