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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: https://tomislavperko.com/en/.

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  1. ching hung law

    hmm how is he able to work in countries as a visitor? wouldn't that be illegal?

  2. Phuong Tinh Ho

    song in the video ?? please!!

  3. sarai figueroa

    I absolutely love his humor!

  4. Hamedoo Moez

    I'm 17.
    i live in iran.i study to become a doctor. but the thing is I hate doctor's.i love to be a movie director or a photographer or even a journalist and traveling the world. i really don't know what i have to do. he's speech makes me feel lost cause I don't know what i have to do with my life.

  5. LOL

    the one with chocolate….. waiting for people to laugh.

  6. Tara Williams

    Loved this video and thank you for sharing your experiences! As a female who has been homeless…I do have to argue that your experiences might not have been as benign and "safe" were you a female. In many areas – and perhaps even everywhere – a female traveler is just not viewed the same by some – though certainly not all. Loved the video though and I think you really gave some excellent points to consider for anyone considering traveling in this manor <3

  7. She Wolf

    I'm envious. For a woman this would be a bad idea unless she was a butch. Even then, I would not sleep in a tent anywhere. Not even my own country.

  8. Emrah Melez

    ''I've learned to not trust media'' bravo, standing ovation

  9. Kevin H

    This will work for third world countries, but most modern destinations want you to have work visas, even for volunteer work, which means you need at least 3k in your bank.

  10. ST Estrella

    He just inspired me to travel the world! Thanks!

  11. gene morrow

    Such courage man, I've decided to travel as well. My story is similar to his but I'm so scared to actually leave and do this

  12. Beesan Salhab

    Inspiring ❤

  13. Aniruddh Singh

    what Music playing at background of Hitchhiking video

  14. Ivan Urgant

    So cool

  15. SaSh cOsmOspirit

    Indian people are always accepting, many cultures went and settled over there, embracing and becoming one with the surroundings, there is a deep philosophical meaning to it; moreover people are totally contempt with whatever status they have in society giving birth to a serene and peaceful way of living, in simple words, annihilation of jealousy and greed.

  16. Ксения Дубова

    Come on, so many comments that it's dangerous to travel if you are a girl.
    I'm a girl, 20 years old, so I hitchhike alone, I use couchsurfing alone, I crossed the border by foot alone.
    Tomislav said about it, don't be afraid, don't trust media or what people said.
    About hitchhiking, it's always YOU take a decision to get in the car or not. And believe me, bad people usually just don't stop.
    Our world is an amazing place and good people are everywhere!

  17. CC

    Of course its cheaper to travel in LEDC'S!(3rd world countries) than live in say britain or Germany or the US. Thats really obvious…

  18. Emily Laurella

    Hey guys! Trying to send my best best best best BEST friend abroad for her graduation present… Anyone want to donate $5…$1…50¢? ✌????????


  19. Joe Hedges

    Great talk????????????????????????????????????????????????