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'The Pyramids', Egypt, Giza, Pyramids | by WanderingtheWorld (www.ChrisFord.com)
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'The Pyramids', Egypt, Giza, Pyramids

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Below is an excerpt from my travel blog. Cheers.

 

I met someone not to long ago who asked me how much money I was spending on my trip. I was struggling to find some common ground with this person in the first place and him asking this question only precipitated my retreat to my hotel room. I gave him an approximation of how much I thought I had spent. I could tell by the expression on his face that he thought it was a bit much. The fact of the matter is that yes, traveling is not cheap. Traveling the world is not something you can do without saving a bit of money. I have however been quite frugal on my trip and have spent my money wisely. I sat in bed that night thinking about his question and realized that it is silly question to even ask. I've been traveling for three months now and looking back on my travels I can recall vividly every one of those days. Sure, I had to work hard to save up money to travel and my travels won't last forever. However, life's short and spending money on experiences that will forever be engrained in my memory is priceless. I didn't bother to explain this to this particular person. It's a life lesson I hope he will learn before it's too late.

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Taken on July 25, 2010