Visas Take Three: They Responded!

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After E-mailing that couple that’s been going all over the place, they finally got back to me =]

They said that they tried saving about 7,000 dollars to start- they didn’t say whether or not they reached this, or if they exceeded it. Who knows? They did say that they would rather not say how much money they got- understandable since they are still traveling.

They claim that they are not making any money at all through  any means other than the Workaway hosts they have been staying at. This is encouraging. Though I wonder why they are advertising those companies on their site… Perhaps they got their traveling gear from them? Mystery of mysteries I suppose.

I asked how they work out the Visa problems and they said,


“For us it has been really easy as we both have EU passports. Stevo- Austrian and Chanel -Polish. This has made all of our Europe travel no problem. We have visited places like Turkey and Australia where we required visas, but other than that it has been visa-free. We purchase all our visas online at least a month before we enter. Places like Thailand and Dubai were also not an issue as we didn’t stay longer than a few days but it would be possible to have a free visa for a month or so. Our budget is really tight, but we definitely have visas in the budget, so the Australian and Turkish visas we needed were part of the initial budget.”

This is also relieving because it means that I have a better understanding of how I will be traveling. SInce they have Visas that are apart of the Shengen territory, it is very easy for them to travel within the Shengen Zone. That’s bad news for me, but hopefully the travel agent I am meeting with tomorrow will give me some good information on how to avoid those headaches.
I suppose I will adopt their method of the one month Visa application rule. All of the Visa happenstance will be easier once I get out of most first-world countires such as the European Union. It looks like most nations in Africa are either “No Visa Required” or “Visa Upon Entry” both of which are much better than shipping Visas out through the mail.
Updates will come in this week about how it went with Mayfair Travel. Until then, hook me up with some Visa and Travel Tips that I can incorporate in my adventure!!
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