Tag Archives: budget

Happy Birthday, Nomads

Today, we celebrate how far we have came as a community in a short period of time. ‘NOMADS – a life of cheap/free travel’ Facebook group was created two years ago today, one evening whilst I was volunteering in France. From this experience, I wanted to learn, share and connect with those that were also resourceful in finding ways to …

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Train Black-Riding to Narvik

March 2014, Nykoping It was almost dark. I hurried to the small train station and jumped on the train for Uppsala, without buying a ticket. I must admit that even if I had had enough time, I would not have bought the ticket. I had been black-riding trains in Europe for a while and by then it had become a …

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“Help always found me” Sahara Desert cyclist Tom Gaughan tells all

Tom Gaughan as told to NOMADS magazine Hi Tom! You recently cycled across the Sahara desert – is that right? Yeah! Western Sahara and Morocco (North Africa) And that was 100% leg-powered – no engines, no electricity… Totally human powered. The whole quest (including the 6 month cycle from Scotland to the Sahara!), no buses, no trains, no hitch-hiking (except …

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‘Roaming Oz – Part 1: Hitching’ by Emmanuel Marshall

…Yuuri is much cuter looking than me, so I get her to stick her thumb out, and sure enough she gets us a ride in about three minutes. The lady who stops for us is taking her kids home from school. “Hi, I’m Carol.  I’m not going very far, but if you don’t mind stopping off at my place on …

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‘Nomads guide to Lisbon’ by Micael Salton

I’m leaving Lisbon tomorrow, hitchhiking north to Porto. After spending 1 week here I gathered some info that may be handy for upcoming nomads. I’ll try to make it short and to the point. Busking: Lets start with moneymaker’s info. You can busk/perform on Augusta pedestrian street. You’ll find other buskers there, especially people doing street dance, and some playing …

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