How to save money like a local

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How To Save Money Like a Local?

We often wonder how backpackers can travel for so long without working. Well there is a few answers to that but one of them is surely the fact that they learn to live cheap. They learn to eat what’s cheap, renting cheap accommodations, like the so called backpackers, travel cheap and so on.

But what does cheap means when you travel?

well It simple means: DO IT LIKE A LOCAL

Eat local, travel local, drink local…

Here are a few tips for you on how to do it like a local while travelling in wonderful Bali:

-Go to night market to find the tastier and cheapest food of the Island. Try the Nasi Goreng (fried rice), the Mie Goreng (fried noodles), or Martabak (kind of omelet). For dessert Terang Bulan is what you need to get!

-Avoid touristic areas, such as Seminyak, Nusa Dua and Canggu. There is anyway no interesting activities there unless shopping and showing off

-Bargain when you can, without forgetting that those people are trying to earn enough to eat and pay their children schools. A little bargain is always welcome but no exaggeration is needed.

– Eat local fruits. Bali got lots of different fruits, all so yummy. Avoid buying imported fruits and food in general. During the raining season you can find super cheap dragon fruits, rambutan, Mangoosteen, Durian and Juwet. During the dry season, the mangoes and watermelons are everywhere. All year round you can find all kind of bananas, pineapple, oranges and papayas.

-Use a refillable bottle and fill it up in the FREE Refill station of Refill My Bottle, you can find the stations in the link below.

Cheaper for you and much better for the environment.

-Buy souvenirs directly in the village or at the producers. It will help those craft-makers to feed up their families. They will be forever grateful and give your kindness back with endless smiles!!

-Use the applications such as Gojek or Grab taxi when you need to travel short distances. They are very cheap. Note that you will need a local simcard (also very cheap) in order to be able to use the applications in Indonesia.

Here you go, you know all, or almost all