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How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko | TEDxTUHH

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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: http://tomislavperko.com/en/. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Shawn Lin (7 hours ago)
I have been thinking of starting the travel ... But I wonder how to cross the ocean ? And did he have the visas when entering each country ?
Explore Australia (8 hours ago)
Very inspiring video
AntiSocial Club (1 day ago)
What if theyre serial killers??
Londyńskie Porady (2 days ago)
But youre not a woman
Cruise Control (2 days ago)
Very interesting!!
Prakash Choudhary (3 days ago)
How did you manage your visa for entering this all countries
because india is great
Matej Maric (4 days ago)
Im also from Croatia 🇭🇷! 👑✌️💪👏Svaka cast legendo. 👌
Matej Maric (21 hours ago)
+TTempes TT Thats awesome, ofc you can, its magical! ✌️😁
TTempes TT (21 hours ago)
+Matej Maric i wanna see croatia
Matej Maric (22 hours ago)
+TTempes TT Dude it’s Croatian language✌️🇭🇷
TTempes TT (1 day ago)
J (4 days ago)
There's a new trend called begpackers.
Hami Nami (6 days ago)
I am a Japanese girl and I started to travel when I was 19. I've done hitchhiking alone over thousands of kilometers. I use couchsurfing and do work exchange at times. It can be scary at first especially if you are a solo female Traveller. But once you learn how to choose a right host to stay with, right driver to ask for a ride and trust your gut feelings.. You will enjoy this way of traveling. Stay wild and Safe travels!
honest diplomat (6 days ago)
Detachment........one of the important things
honest diplomat (6 days ago)
Thank you Mr.Tomislav .......
vegan til I die (6 days ago)
Fear stopped me going to India til the age of 40! Then I went and loved it and am going to be an environmental activist there and on the subcontinent for the rest of my life. And that after living in Spain for 20 years, renting and saving NOTHING. So I had to spend 12 months killing myself working in Saudi Arabia of all places! So now, with 25K saved I'M OUT!💪Follow me on my blog and You Tube soon! 💃
Tarak Tara (8 days ago)
And I'm definitely gonna do it🙋 Great speech brother
Anna-Maria (9 days ago)
Wow. This is truly wonderful. I'm almost 19 and left to travel 6 months ago. At this exact moment I have about $20 in my bank account and nowhere to stay tonight, but this video has managed to put things into perspective. I actually feel a smile on my face. The last few days, I've been feeling so anxious, worried about where I'm going to sleep, what I'm going to do. But I realise this is part of it all. This is one tremendously exciting adventure, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I've met so many amazingly kind people- only this morning a lady started talking to me at a bus stop and gave me her number if I needed any help. I'm appreciating all of these small, but significant moments. I really don't need much at all. My urge to travel has always been so strong, and I couldn't settle for the same life plan that everyone seemed to be following. It is hard, and a lot of the time it feels like I'm crazy for doing this, but I own it all. I haven't felt so happy for simply being alive.
Sasha Volos (9 days ago)
Helloo virtual friends! I don't want to waste anyone's time so I'll make this as short as possible :). I'm 19 years old and I've traveled to 25 countries which inspired me to start a travel app made for travelers like us - people who want to learn about and embrace other cultures. This is a project with a vision of deepening connections when traveling abroad. I really appreciate anyone that's taken the time to read this so from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. If you'd like to sign up for the launch or just get some more details, please feel free to check out rebus-app.com. Thank you times a million,  Sasha
Adriaan Pretorius (9 days ago)
how much is almost no money?
Dominika Łykowska (11 days ago)
Wow, one of the best tedtalks I've ever watched 😍
DEVEN KAN (11 days ago)
amazing what a personality praiseworthy you are inspiration for lots of young people to know about reality of world
When there is a will there is a way , and you also need to have and believe in your vision. And you will be able to achieve great things and have extraordinary experiences.
Darius Scorobete (12 days ago)
Maria Juana, hmmm..... interesting name :^)
S Done (13 days ago)
Travel on charity.
Hi I am from India and if anybody like to travel here please contact me +919757144205, i just want to explore with different people and culture...
kimanh512 (13 days ago)
I am a Asian girl. Could I travel the world alone ? I wish I were a boy...
kimanh512 (3 days ago)
SUNIL Yadav thanks I am from Vietnam . Maybe I will plan to travel Europe first ;)
SUNIL Yadav (3 days ago)
kimanh512, come baby i will travel you whole world.
Fairy215 (7 days ago)
Start in Europe. Europe is super safe :-)
Shivam Sharma (8 days ago)
Yeah you can if you really want to
AK Rider 15 (14 days ago)
How did you manage visa fee?
Charu Gill (14 days ago)
Kashhhhhhhh m ladka hoti 😶
Zainab Najeeb (15 days ago)
I'm a brown girl from Pakistan and I dream of travelling solo on a budget around Europe. My concern : Would hitchhiking and couchsurfing be safe for me? I carry around my camera, laptop, brown skin, muslim name and Pakistani nationality. Should I be scared?
Phill Rosdorff (14 days ago)
Zainab Najeeb i think it would never be 100% safe but I think all western and northern European countries (France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, the UK, Germany, denmark, norway, sweden) would be as safe as you can get. I dont know if eastern European countries would be safe for you to couchsurf or hitchhike, because there are barely any non-white people there and I dont know how they would react to a foreign person (most people are scared of the unknown). These countries are cheaper than the other European countries, so it would maybe be more affordable for you to stay in hotels here, that would be a safe solution.
Ahnaf Raihan (15 days ago)
You can't have a category called "Everything Else"...
Floriane Moriaud (15 days ago)
Soooooo true!!! Thank you for sharing this amazing life we are lucky to live ❤️
Not a backpacker (16 days ago)
Travel is life!
Oura Brian (16 days ago)
I would like to do it but alone I can't ... Is there someone who wants to do it with me ? It will be cool
Dr. SK Lakhran (17 days ago)
kitty isti (17 days ago)
I always want to be globetrotters but this world seems more friendly to women. You know someone may kill a girl like me
Recce Nomad (17 days ago)
Air is free. Traveling through air should be free. Air travel?
LOL...but it can be cheap ...
karamchand sahoo (18 days ago)
You are so inspiring person for me sir......love you from India......and respect u.....
WorldTrotter (18 days ago)
My dream is to travel around the world - so help me God
Values (18 days ago)
Everyone's talking about Climate Crisis but the ecological footprint of flying around the world seems of no concern to many. That's so sad! We should really avoid flying too much, especially the people who are educated! I know so many people who know it's not good and still do it. More people should take busses and trains or hitchhike, instead of flying around the world. Your own continent is fascinating enough for most people. I know a guy who cycled to China from Germany. These guys are my role models! Way more than the people who have seen every country in the world for a couple of days!
IAmAStreamerToo (19 days ago)
Did you guys hear about the youtube video "Lady Hitchhikes Across Iraq to Prove Humans are Good, You Can Guess What Happened" ? If not, you should.
Eadlyn June (19 days ago)
My dream job is to be a professional traffic converter, glad to know it’s achievable!
LOL... that is funny if you were joking...
Nitin Kushwah (20 days ago)
Air ticket + visa fee ?
Amanj SE (20 days ago)
Awesome Aweosme
Tommy Tiger (22 days ago)
I'm going to travel around Brazil this summer with almost no money. I have some friends there and planning to hitchhike. I'll have 88 days of traveling, and I'm from Ukraine and I'm learning Portuguese. Wish me some good weather)
Amruta Mishra (22 days ago)
Because Indians aren't afraid of anyone❤
Sunil S (22 days ago)
Great experience loved it......thank you for ur good opinion on india...
JD233 Joel (22 days ago)
Get sponsors
lanzes padma (23 days ago)
Never had commented on any YouTube video but this one I can’t stop myself...you really have a good sense of humour and I wanna travel the world too and I’ll do it one day for sure 💞
Mohan prasanth (23 days ago)
Haha..well said brother!! 14:57
Milena Hdez (23 days ago)
How to travel the world when you are from a country with a great passport and dont need VISA papers... my Cuban passport is crying watching this.
mattytaylor187 (23 days ago)
Normal people dont pick up random hitch hikers
mattytaylor187 (23 days ago)
But who would actually pick him up? Murderers and people to take advantage. This guy is lucky he wasnt killed
Youssef Ragai (23 days ago)
That's all easy unless...you're from a third world country :)
demonicporridge (22 days ago)
My father is from a third world country and he did travel the world.
kaa ziee (24 days ago)
How he crossed the borders
shereef muhammed (24 days ago)
Man you are the luckiest person in the world....♥♥♥♥
Joe Me (24 days ago)
This is what about doing but met a lady in the Phillipines. Decided to stay but if ever....i will.
Rabiul Hasan (25 days ago)
Rule #1 - You have to be born in the right country, otherwise all those visa stuffs will make you f**k off all the other rules.😀
Discovering Music (25 days ago)
Yeah but Italian are good people but French.. just kidding we hate everyone
Vikash Dhankhar (25 days ago)
I want to travel around the world.... But i have family boundation.... 🤣🤣🤣🤣😭😭😭😭😭tradition boundation
Bianca Keynes (25 days ago)
Great Talk, Tom! The only thing I'm slightly uncomfortable with is asking for donation. Especially when I see people from first world countries begging for money to fly back home in a third world country. We would need to have at least a certain amount of money to earn a short term visa to visit a first world country, but they don't need a visa or any specific requirement to visit a third world country. So they backpack and beg for money to fund their adventure. I'm most interested with the volunteering, in fact I had looked into WWOOF a few years back. The idea of helping and sharing, while exploring new places was intriguing, it still is but for now I have other ways of traveling that I take. With the technology nowadays, I think people could ask for 'donation' in a different way. Like, I'd feel better helping a blogger who has a patreon or would give something in return, because that would at least feel more like their job instead of 'begging.' Thanks for the inspiration, though! :)
Mihaela andreea Josan (26 days ago)
Greetings from Romania 🇷🇴 Good luck 💪🏻🔥
happy happy (26 days ago)
Hitchhiking is very dangerous for women! You never know who the person is that offer you a ride and where he or she might take you. Women must not attempt to hitchhike without a male companion!
Paola Martínez (26 days ago)
I am going to travel around the World, please i want to contact you to tell me your experiences, my whatsapp is +52 5527743092 or +57 5527743092. Please I will be incredibly happy to receive your message!!!
CYRIL SABU (26 days ago)
14:57 😁😁
Rashid Ali (27 days ago)
Josika Singh (27 days ago)
One day🤞
Gaurav Yadav (28 days ago)
You can get free rides in India by bikers if make friendship with them we are all friendly
Travel and Life (28 days ago)
I wish I could do that too...and the World would like years before...no borders...
Achu Prabin (28 days ago)
മച്ചാൻ ഒരേ പൊളിയാ
VK tuts (28 days ago)
Loved this video....
abhishek kollan (29 days ago)
yeah! WE indians dont simply pass on rumous !
Lance DBM (29 days ago)
Well said, take risks
ma name is elica 🍋 (29 days ago)
He HAS TO HAVE Sagittarius on is birtch chart. This video is screaming sagittarrius omg
Bianca Keynes (25 days ago)
funny because my fiance is sagittarius and he doesn't even like the idea of staying at a hostel!
sadaf khan (29 days ago)
Where did u charge ur cell phone????
kalvathyful (30 days ago)
One of the very amazing speech I have ever heard in my life...😎😍😍😍
destin (1 month ago)
“How to travel the world on almost no money” “Be homeless”
randomized kid (14 days ago)
Even homeless requires Visa to travel from one country to another
There are better options...
Mk Karki (1 month ago)
I wish I’ll never travel anywhere like this
Harshala Gidh (1 month ago)
It's just the pretty facade he laid down. There are many problems when you actually begin with it First of all if you are a girl, forget hitchhiking, forget sleeping in parks and forget almost travelling alone if you don't have money! And second of all and probably the most important one, if you belong to a developing or underdeveloped country, you need visas to travel around I guess that is a pretty big headache. Getting visa for a broke down person? Lol, I would have been in America right now It might be easy to picture it all but not all fairy tails that ends with "Happily every after" shows what happens later.
Juan Carlos Angel (1 month ago)
Mannnnn amazing. Ive been around the world all over... and I loved the video. But no one has ever been able to put in words better tan you the Post-traveling feeling starting in min 15:20. Thanks for those words of wisdom.
Neeraj Raj (1 month ago)
Yuvraj singh
Alaiddin Emre Özyurt (1 month ago)
I live in Germany. Dutch, german and belgian people are cool man!:) But polish people.... watch it man they always steal everything. Someone might kill you!!!
DL (13 hours ago)
Polish people are cool, but the Czecks are super dangerous! Loved this guy's talk! :)
Adriana Ochoa (1 month ago)
If you need visas, things get a little more complicated
Atomrofl42 (1 month ago)
I‘d love to travel but i am just not made for that stuff. I need a clean bed and a shower everyday 😂
Alaiddin Emre Özyurt (1 month ago)
That‘s alright! Haha everyone travels differently;)
BEN RAJEES (1 month ago)
just loved this
lalita limboo (1 month ago)
My Frist priority in my future lists is travel across the globe .. m so into travelling but not yet started 😁. The reason I haven't yet hit the road is ...M A GIRL. . Don't wanna say this aloud but comes in my mind big n bold .. 😃😃 .. this video just got me into one step on the road 😍 . This man's sense of humour.. damn!! 😍😍👍👍
Abdul Gafoor (22 days ago)
+lalita limboo r u started your journey?
lalita limboo (22 days ago)
+Abdul Gafoor thankyou. 😊
Abdul Gafoor (22 days ago)
Wish u a great future...
ams 15292 (1 month ago)
I used to sell screen printed t-shirts on the road. I carried all the equipments as well as plain tee shirts. Always managed to make some money. But as a visitor you are not allowed to work but still you can set up a quick base in a tourist spot for few hours a day or walk around. Easy $30 a day.
ams 15292 (1 month ago)
+Abhishek Tomar it's not illegal to carry the printer or computer. With printed shirts the best countries to make money are Europeans and they are all well connected with easy travel and few restrictions. Profit margins are good. I do not think it will work in Asian countries or Africa because of lower prices.
Abhishek Tomar (1 month ago)
What about customs? Didn't they asked why are you carrying those equipments?
INDIANS and pakistani who came here watch at 14:53
bigger fracture (1 month ago)
We need people like Tomislav Perko to run the world.
The truth revealed (1 month ago)
How to travel around the world without money ) have visa free access to most of the countries and rest do what you can.
Samarth Sharma (1 month ago)
But how does he get the permission to cross borders ? If I am not mistaken it requires permissions from the country right ? And the documentation needs money. Please enlighten me friends
Rainbow Becca (1 month ago)
Very interesting! Overall a very enjoyable and motivating talk! :))
Dipsika Pal (1 month ago)
In this case I truly wish I was a male person.
demonicporridge (22 days ago)
Don't let your gender stop you from following your dreams.
Sushma Gautam (27 days ago)
Yeah, sometimes I also wish that I was a male but being a female won't stop me from travelling.
Karan das (1 month ago)
Love from India ❤
Haresh Mundhava (1 month ago)
Anyone can give me the link of website.that he talks?? Crowd....???
Haresh Mundhava (1 month ago)
Thanks bro!!
Imo Selbst (1 month ago)
Aman Shukla (1 month ago)
what about visa passport and other stuff?? for travelling in other countries, you need this right?? or you dont need it??
Plato Plato (1 month ago)
Aman Shuklad depends from which country you’re from. Some need more visas than others
Mert Osman Çelik (1 month ago)
bokum gibi
Aaron Nerella (1 month ago)
Now who wants to be this guy? <3
Viraj Kumar (1 month ago)
What about the paperwork?
Rija sohail (1 month ago)
the way he said, "what are you doing" LOOOOL.
Why all these 19 year olds wanna travel
Technical University Munchen😍

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