After a bowl of noodles for $2 and a few $1 bottles of beer in Thailand, you’d be forgiven if you suddenly shoot up from your tiny plastic chair, and declare loudly that you can live like a king at this price! One trip to an ATM in Ho Chi Minh City will fire out … More The cost of living in Sydney
An Irishman named Neil boarded the minibus, already drinking at 9am, with a clinking plastic bag bulging with Chang beer bottles, and a toothy grin on his face.
What is this place, the infamous Khao San Road? And more importantly, why did you end up here, even if you didn’t mean to?
I’d never hitch hiked before (or since). But for some reason, in Costa Rica, I felt emboldened to try it not once, but three times to get from place to place. Here are my stories of hopping into the cars of complete strangers.