How to travel for free

Most of us like to travel. But one of the harsh realities of life is that travelling costs money. Or does it? There are actually many ways to travel for free. Transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment: none of these needs cost you any money. In this article I will show you how to travel for […]

Hitchhiking is one way how to travel for free

different types of travellers on plaza

What kind of traveller are you?

Do you love travel? Since you’re reading this blog, you probably do. People travel for many different reasons. And this creates different types of travellers. I’ve found that travellers broadly fall into five different categories. Do you want to know how to recognize them? And want to find out what kind of traveller you are? […]

How Ryanair stole millions from its customers 18

I’m on my way back to Kraków from a two-week trip to the Netherlands. I’m flying there with Ryanair, the well-known Irish discount airline. Over the years I’ve taken many flights with the company, and have developed a love-hate relationship with them. On the one hand their fares are unbeatable (if you book early), and […]

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Shopping buying hierarchy

The effort of not buying things 3

My biggest news of the past week is that I moved from Hungary to Poland. My girlfriend lives in Kraków, and I had grown tired of travelling the same seven-hour route by bus twice a month. Since she couldn’t easily move because of her work, I decided that I might as well move to Kraków. […]

Bla Bla What? The trouble of a C2C business model 4

A couple of days ago my girlfriend was visiting me from Kraków, a city 400km away from Budapest, where I live. She used the ride sharing platform BlaBlaCar to get here and back, in order to save on gas and reduce her environmental footprint. Bla Bla What? BlaBlaCar was started a few years ago as […]

consumer to consumer business model

cost of living infographic

Cost of Living around the world

Whenever I travel or move to a new destination, I always look into the cost of living there. The differences across the world are large, even among developed or developing countries in the same region (e.g. the UK versus Portugal; Colombia versus Venezuela). With my income independent of my location, cost of living can make […]

How to find good freelancers online

This is part two of The complete guide to hiring freelancers online. If you haven’t read part one, you can find it here. In the first part of this guide I explained the importance of geography for the kind of freelancers you’ll encounter. I also showed some online platforms and marketplaces that you can use […]

How to find freelancers online

New year 2015

Happy new year! 1

I hope you all had happy holidays with friends and family, and a spectacular new year’s eve celebration. I’ve been away from blogging for a few weeks, because I was visiting my home country and spending some time with my girlfriend. That is to change, though, and soon I’ll be back with part 2 of […]

A minimalist Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! (Or for those of you who dislike the Christian religious connotation of the event: happy holidays!) I hope that you’re all enjoying the things about Christmas that count, and ignore the things that don’t count or that just provide unnecessary stress. What doesn’t count Christmas is not about presents. I firmly believe […]

Minimalist Christmas

Freelancer at work

The complete guide to hiring freelancers online – Part 1 1

Once your business has grown big enough that you can’t (or don’t want to) do all the work by yourself, it might be a good idea to hire a freelancer. There are many tasks that may not require your unique expertise, and as such can be outsourced. Hiring freelancers, instead of employees on a short […]