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[–] pacman2000 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

How does one fund an undertaking like this? Do you have sponsors? Or possibly were you born wealthy and able to do this simply by virtue of having money? As I struggle just to survive my life month by month and struggle with money, I just want to know how someone can afford to do something like this, especially for 1,099 days. How do you pay your bills? Do you maintain a residence or apartment somewhere while you do this? Do you have kids? If so, are they travelling with you? Do you have a girlfriend? If you do, how does she feel about your travels? If not, have you met anyone while travelling and possibly hooked up? Also, which nation has the best weed to smoke?

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[–] SpaceCpt 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Also, which nation has the best weed to smoke?

Oregon. waves double side flag aggressively at you

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[–] Scotcheggs 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

3x years at $20 a day is not that much. $21k total. I was able to save $10k in 6 months with a near minimum wage job when I lived in the states and I used that money to travel to Europe and try to live semi travellor bohemian lifestyle for a couple months (which was waste of time and money really) and eventually settle down in Europe (which I should have done in the first place but it's a lesson learned). If you're determined enough it's not too difficult to save enough money and take some risks as long as you also make some contingency plans if you fail. After I saved and left US for Europe I was still paying my rent in US basically flushing money but having that contingency was worth it to me in case I failed. My risk was rewarded in the end after some hard knocks.

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[–] sinjinsmythe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You should do an AMA

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[–] pacman2000 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You sound like you're a lot better at life than me. lol

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[–] onceuponasaga [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hi there, this project has 5 sponsors. Although Ross Offshore, the financial sponsor, had to pull out in March this year due to their sensitivity towards the oil prices.

The project budget of $20/day covers transport, meals, accommodation and visas. It is meant as an average over the entire journey. In some countries I'm above while in other countries I'm below. My current overall average is slightly above but so far I have covered most of the expensive countries. I see it coming down and believe that the budget will stick (more or less). As I mentioned it was sponsored by Ross Offshore. http://www.rossoffshore.no

Since April it has been self funded but I'm almost out of money now and need a new sponsor or try crowdfunding.

I have an apartment back home. It's been rented out.

I also have a girlfriend who supports me massively. She's been out to see me 9 times and is planing a 10th visit soon. She misses me though and prefers to have me back home.

You'll probably find the best weed in Morocco. They're famous for it. Even the Rolling Stones went there for it...

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[–] pacman2000 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thank you for answering my questions and good luck on your trip!

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[–] Caesar_Augustus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As I struggle just to survive my life month by month

How is this even possible...

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[–] pacman2000 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Low pay, bills, kids, etc. I survive, but there's zero margin.