I Really Want to Do This
True travel is torture, I do not enjoy moving, plus moving is expensive, what I truly enjoy is what could be called:
"Sequential Country Living."
Sequential Country Living
Sequential living is when a person moves to another country, then while living in one country makes plans to move to the next in sequence. The person must choose the next city, hotel or apartment, figure out the cost, the visa and the transportation to the next country.
Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Sunday, May 23, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
Call to Action
1. Cost of Transportation between cities
3. Expatriate Hangouts
4. Cost of Rooms
5. Communications - Internet
7. Choose type of Transportation
8. Travel Time between Cities
9. List of People who live or have lived there.
10. Internet Forums
11. Choosing the Method of Entering the City
First of all, I know, I do not change cities, I change Hotels. There are many methods of entering a city, and I must optimize my chances of enjoyment, by making good decisions. Generally, I just land in the city, however, when the country is very expensive, I would try to find people to help me make these choices.
Many people, if not the majority of people go on vacation, with a game plan or itinerary that makes travel torture. The longer you stay in a one city of country, the more enjoyable it becomes, however after maybe two or three months, a person often needs a cultural change.
I Really Want to Do This
you going to walk us through this, how you accomplish each task?
Example - task 1 was accomplished this way
Task 2 - i did this to find out the needed info.
Sounds like a plan, let us know how you execute it.
Hi Andy, This is what I do, also. Maybe most experienced travelers end up doing this after awhile?
After I retired 3 years ago, I had a traveling stint for about a year but after that, with some experience under my belt and exposure to some nice places (for instance traveling through a country and finding what and where I liked), ended up doing serial country living (this also includes the USA for me a couple of months per year). I also learned a lot about travel from you.
It is a lot cheaper than constant traveling, too. You can make real local friends and you feel like you have a base to return to. Now that I have an apartment with a kitchen in Colombia, I have a new rule that says that you don't really know the culture until you have bought groceries and cooked for some time in that place.
I actually would like to stay longer in some places but the visa issue raises its ugly head so sometimes this issue alone *requires* serial country living.