Chanel Cartella and Stevo Dirnberger, couple who went on a journey around the globe, wrote in an online article about the less pleasant aspects of their adventure.
Earlier this year, the couple gave up stable jobs and ventured into an unforgettable trip. The two tourists write about their adventures on a blog entitled “How Far From Home”, where public and photos from the trip.
At first glance, they seem to live a wonderful life, far from routine office work. But young people will know and hidden aspects of their adventure: you do yoga on a beach in Greece, Chanel and Stevo Dirnberger Cartella wash toilets and doing housework for money.
“I think so far we scrub 135 toilets, we collected 250 kg of dung, I excavated 2 tons of stones, 57 beds and I did not remember exactly how many glasses of wine I washed. I left Johannesburg and got the luxury of volunteer jobs “brutal”, so we are at the other end of the social scale. We septage, collect dog shit, sell vegetables on the market, we shovel, “he told the girl.
Cartella offered as proof a link to the company website works for, Workaway. It connects travelers willing to serve various activities in exchange for food and a roof over your head, writebuzzfeed.com.
“We eat just jam and biscuits”
And even if you work hard, he explained Cartella sometimes left without the necessary things of daily life. “While our friends in Norway and bought beer and sweets, we have allowed only dental floss and nothing more. The budget is very limited, we are obliged to use our creativity (and small talk) to solve our problems, “he told the girl.
“Not in the best physical shape. We eat most often jam and biscuits, we sleep about 5 hours a night and hauling bags very heavy on the street at one o’clock, trying to find a place to stay (because we do not want to give money on bus fares) “Cartella said.
On the other hand, the experience of such a life is worth every sacrifice, according to the young.”For us it is like a paradise,” she wrote. “Of course, we need to gather wood to haul garbage, but after work, we are free to explore, to walk through the city and be alone with our thoughts.”
“Nothing compares to when clean toilets, to get money, some food, a place overhead. So learn all about humility, modesty, life and the importance of enjoying each day as if it were your last, “concluded tourists.