The Genuine Secret To Free Health Insurance When Traveling Abroad that the Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know About


It surprises me actually that it’s not so well known that for many people around the world, it’s possible to have free health insurance whilst traveling. But I guess, who is going to tell us? Definitely not the travel agents since they make a whopping huge commission (sometimes 60% of the cost)  from selling you private health insurance/ travel insurance.

Yes there are a lot more things travel insurance can cover you for than just health care, but usually health care is the biggest expense.

So it might surprise or even shock you to know that high quality, free health insurance is available for travelers in certain countries. There are three options I will tell you about, the first is a very unknown reciprocal agreement between a certain group of countries worldwide, and the second is a more well known one available to all European Union citizens who travel to other E.U. countries. The third option is for everyone else.

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Sick of Getting Ripped Off Whilst Traveling? This One Tip Will Save You A Bundle of Cash

This tip is not just about saving money whilst traveling – because often we budget travelers can make the mistake of saving as much money as possible whilst going to a city, but not really fully allowing ourselves to experience the place. This tip is unique in that it allows you to do both – save money AND get a thorough experience of the city. And the great news is that you can do it in most major cities in Europe. Scroll down to see the cities (the pictures) where you can use this tip and also to find out exactly what this awesome bit of information actually is!

Berlin                                                                                         Flickr Kansas Poetry (Patrick)

So what is this tip? 

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My Adventures Teaching English Abroad and How You Can Teach English Abroad

I first got interested in teaching English overseas when I got sick of my 9-5 job in Australia, and wanted something more from life. I didn’t want to waste away behind a desk doing stuff which didn’t feel meaningful at all. I did some research and found a good, cheap online TEFL school.

(If you want to skip my adventures and get straight to the info about how to teach English abroad, scroll straight to the bottom of the article)

After that I set off into the Middle East, with my first stop being Egypt. Although Egypt had some amazing ancient artifacts, Cairo was the ugliest, most stressful city I had (and still now 3 years later) ever been to. The only nice part of the city were the pyramids. Overall it is worth going to Egypt and you can check out the cheap but good quality accommodation options for Egypt here (check out the ratings on the left)

Flickr: Ed Yourdon

After Egypt I crossed the port to Jordan – which was slightly nicer looking but had truly amazing people – in fact the people I met there and Syria I have considered the most warmest unbelievably selfless people I have ever met. If you are in the region I truly recommend visiting Petra – it’s one of the most amazing, most preserved Ancient Cities that exist – it’s not just the

photo below – it’s much more – it really is an entire city still preserved (by the way, I recommend keeping away from a Hostel called Valentine’s Inn – the owners are slightly/completely insane).

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It is also in Jordan (in the capital Amman) where I stayed for a month and taught English to Palestinian and Iraqi refugee children (who had to leave their homes and families in Iraq due to the American military’s invasion and later occupation for oil). It was amazing how well behaved and eager to learn these kids were – despite having lost so much.

After that I traveled through Syria, Israel, and beautiful Turkey – Istanbul – which is still my favourite city (along with Belgrade). It’s quiet easy to get a job in Istanbul as a native English speaker – there are many language schools. Make sure you have your copy of your TEFL certificate and don’t go for the first offer, see which one pays best – know that the schools charge the students a small fortune to have lessons with you (a native English speaker “wow”) – so make sure you are getting your fair share of it. The schools will also help you get your visa for working.

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Current Free Ebook: Unique tips on backpacking around the world on a serious budget

In this post I feature an Ebook where I cover unique tips on backpacking around the world on a serious budget
for the following cities/islands:

New York
Varna and Sofia (Bulgaria)

Download the Ebook here

For more cities that you can backpack on the cheap click here.

Cheap holiday and backpacking experience in Copenhagen of Denmark

The Danes are very bike happy

First thing you should know about this city money wise is that it’s one of the most expensive cities in Europe!! Certainly the most expensive I’ve ever been to in my 9 months of travelling!


If you follow the tips below you can do it on the cheap!
I will cover:
– Getting there for cheap
– Staying there for cheap (couchsurfing, HW)
– Eating for cheap (nettle, 28 crowns for burger, bring your own!)
– Free transport
– Cheaper public transport
– Cheap phone calls
Getting there on the cheap:
Have you seen the prices for flying direct to Copenhagen these days? they are insane!! In my case I needed to get from Athens to Copenhagen, and the price I was offered SAS airlines was the ridiculous price of 280 Euros!! No thanks.
So I split the journey into two parts. I used Aegean Air to fly from Athens to Berlin (pretty much next door to Copenhagen) for which I only paid 80 Euros, and then I used Eurolines for 38 Euros. A total of 118 Euros, saving me over 100 Euros (
The other option you have to get their quickly and cheaply is hitchhiking, through well known hitchhiking spots listed on this site . Obviously be very careful if you are going to use this option.
The other option you may want to try if you are dead set on getting the absolute cheapest deal possible for cheap flights can be found here.
Staying in Copenhagen for cheap:
The cheapest way to stay in Copenhagen, if you have not already considered it is through . The Danes are the friendliest people I’ve ever met (them and the Dutch), so feel free to stay a night or two.
Otherwise, the two cheapest hostels can be found on – A note on this – is the most popular booking site and because of this, it decides to take advantage of its client base by charging them an extra US$2 booking fee on top of the 10% booking fee which they keep. If you want to avoid it, use or
A note on one of the hostels: avoid the one located near the airport! It may be cheap but its dirty!!!
Eating for cheap in Copenhagen
Here is a tip for eating cheaply in Copenhagen: Don’t eat!!
Just kidding, it is possible but difficult. Here are my tips:
The cheapest eat out place you can find will often be the Arabian burger shops. Satisfy your hunger pangs with a mouthwatering burger for about 26 crowns.
The other option is to cater for yourself, and the cheapest way to do that is through shopping from the two discount supermarkets – Nettle, and Aldi. Nettle is cheap by DK standards, but not incredibly cheap. Buy yourself some bacon and eggs and have a tasty fry up back in the hostel kitchen.
The other option is to bu food from the country you were in before hand as I did, because I guarantee that unless it is another Scandinavian country, it’ll be cheaper!!
Free transport
Back in its happy camping everybody loves each other days, (ie pre- the Conservative government) the Danes decided they wanted to set up a system that could get people around their beautiful city without polluting our earth, and for free.
So they created citybike 🙂
The way it works is this: there are stands all over the city with these bikes, just