How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko | TEDxTUHH

  • Опубликовано:  2 года назад
  • Many people daydream about traveling the world, but all of them have the same excuse - lack of money. Tomislav, after traveling the world for years with almost no money, shows how it is possible for everyone to do the same, if they really want to.

    Tomislav Perko, 29, is a travel writer from Croatia. After a career of a stockbroker, broke because of the financial crisis, he hits the road and turns it into his home. He uses alternative ways of traveling – hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way.

    Five years later, he publishes a book “1000 Days of Spring” and goes around giving lectures about what it means to live on the road. Find out more on his website:

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Комментарии: 4 461

  • Percy Ross
    Percy Ross 4 часа назад

    I want to travel but I'm too #basic
    I can't live without my coffee, shower, and bed.

  • Zelia Skinner
    Zelia Skinner 9 часов назад

    This is what i want! BUT to be honest, i would think, that it would be scary as a woman to do this. I know, that this might sound very sexist (against my own sex even) BUT, it's no secret, that the genders are not on the same level in all of the small corners of the world. As a woman, i find it thrilling, but always a bigger risk (than a man) to hitchhike. I know, it's a barrier i put in front of myself, but still, i honestly don't feel safe in all places of the world. If you are a blonde haired blue eyed girl like me, you would know, that even going to bigger cities in for example Vietnam, men have asked you to marry their son for example, and such. it's very uncomfortable, but very common!

  • Carpe Diem
    Carpe Diem 16 часов назад

    This is just like looking at someone else's travel snaps or, even worse, slide show. I was hoping for at least a decent fight or near death experience or monumental sexual conquests with Aussie chicks, or somehing, but no, this was just a Lonely Planet preamble.I would have felt patronised sitting in the audience where the respect is expected.

  • 痴白
    痴白 16 часов назад

    8:08 "cocksurfing"

  • BlackKNyT
    BlackKNyT 1 день назад

    I think, as he said, drop down all your prejudices. You are entering peoples territory and not a tigers. Just talk and move on.

  • Aseem Ronaldo
    Aseem Ronaldo 2 дня назад

    What about the freaking visas and travel permits? Not everyone's passport can get you into other countries without visas

  • Silva Moon
    Silva Moon 2 дня назад

    Thanks, but I will pass, on this kind of lifestyle...

  • Madhav Pruthi
    Madhav Pruthi 2 дня назад

    loved it truly!

  • yu owen
    yu owen 3 дня назад

    alright,maybe it's because he's white ..... Or maybe not, maybe it's just another excuse I am telling myself, but he's white, right?

  • Isaac Vuong
    Isaac Vuong 3 дня назад

    Did anyone else pronounce the "tuhh"?

  • Martand Sisodia
    Martand Sisodia 3 дня назад

    india superd place to live

  • Matteo Gagliano
    Matteo Gagliano 3 дня назад


  • Kelsenpai
    Kelsenpai 3 дня назад

    Woah. That implication that the world isn't as scary as it is made out to be... I don't agree. YOU were fine. Cool. Good for you. That doesn't change that what you did, the hitchiking and visiting foreign cultures, has risk. More so for some than others.

  • anil kushwah
    anil kushwah 3 дня назад


  • WatchThis
    WatchThis 4 дня назад

    So how?

  • benjman sings
    benjman sings 4 дня назад

    pls click ma profile and watch my music video I only gat 8 views 😢😢😢 and comment pls..

  • Kiran H Sharma
    Kiran H Sharma 5 дней назад

    I am so gonna do this . really and I hope to see you may b . 😊

  • Vinidhar palakonda
    Vinidhar palakonda 5 дней назад

    God! I am amazed. But i kept wondering one thing through the talk, that is, how did he manage to get the visas from the countries he had been?

  • YG Stan
    YG Stan 6 дней назад

    I want to take one of my friends and travel all around the world with them so, so bad! 😟

    • YG Stan
      YG Stan 6 дней назад

      sadly all my friends wouldn't want to do that since "it's way too dangerous and unpredictable" 😭 I want to discover places I've never been to! 😣

  • Traista App
    Traista App 7 дней назад


  • vaijanath mundkar
    vaijanath mundkar 7 дней назад

    14:58 Indian didn't warn about anyone. That's true. 'Whole world is one family'.proud to be Indian.

  • Dushyant Lakhanpal
    Dushyant Lakhanpal 8 дней назад

    I wish I could do this but having anxiety and panicking problems it won't be possible for me..

  • Joel Ornelas
    Joel Ornelas 8 дней назад If you share i can go every where !

  • A Marcin
    A Marcin 9 дней назад

    great, thanks

  • Muhammad Irfan
    Muhammad Irfan 9 дней назад

    who wants to visit Pakistan or Dubai?

  • sush koli
    sush koli 9 дней назад

    it was really good..

  • Anthony Jesu
    Anthony Jesu 9 дней назад

    how can I do all these with Indian passports. Our passport is not free to many countries. But, I'll try to explore India first

  • Pushkar Kale
    Pushkar Kale 9 дней назад

    amazing... when u got stories to tell about the different cultures, people, languages and so on.. i really want to be the one..

  • the girl who writes
    the girl who writes 10 дней назад

    I m on my way guys, I will be starting with volunteering .... wish me luck guys...

  • Chandana Dissanayake
    Chandana Dissanayake 10 дней назад

    All the best.

  • Anurag Dhamala
    Anurag Dhamala 10 дней назад

    It's the best Tedx talks ever!!

  • Craft Achats
    Craft Achats 10 дней назад

    can anyone give me the list of basic Stuff which really requires while hitchhiking !

  • Maria Shamim
    Maria Shamim 11 дней назад

    Best ever talk!! Such a likeable and funny bloke. Out of curiosity though, is it legal to earn a bit of cash by playing a musical instrument outdoors in a different country?

  • Alex Mitar
    Alex Mitar 11 дней назад

    For all the girls who wish they were a man so they can travel... just find a bloody man and travel with him, the world is full of them :))

  • jayvee aborido
    jayvee aborido 11 дней назад

    amazing! just amazing!

  • jadughar007
    jadughar007 11 дней назад

    how yo get visas

  • Mostafa Wasif
    Mostafa Wasif 11 дней назад

    when u see ur country name on a slideshow

  • Gaurav Thakur
    Gaurav Thakur 12 дней назад

    please tell about legal consequences

  • Campsite Collective
    Campsite Collective 12 дней назад

    Great advice! We've built our lives around this

  • Benni
    Benni 13 дней назад

    This has been in my recommendations for such a long time and I finally watched it. It definetely was worth it!

  • Joshua Daniel Bedar
    Joshua Daniel Bedar 13 дней назад

    My issue as a citizen of a third-world country: visa. Like, went I went to Vietnam, I couldn't work. Hahaha. Plus, visa is also expensive for people like me. I don't just wanna go around Asia, I wanna visit Australia, and Europe, and South America.

  • Maron Za
    Maron Za 14 дней назад

    at 30 is ok to travel ?

  • adad
    adad 14 дней назад

    But taking girls for drinks and banging them will cost money.

    KING SAM 15 дней назад

    14:57 coz Indians are not scared of anyone 😂😂

  • K.S.A
    K.S.A 17 дней назад

    Like are you homeless?

  • Jigar Thakkar
    Jigar Thakkar 17 дней назад

    14:57 / 18:18
    Indian comment was awesome

  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad A. 18 дней назад

    I started out but had to rush back as mobile network was not good after sometime

  • Rece Thompson
    Rece Thompson 18 дней назад

    I really want to travel . but I'm an 18 year old female and none of my friends have the ambition to go with me .

    wish me luck of staying safe on my journey!

  • Afkham Azeez
    Afkham Azeez 19 дней назад

    Beg packing

  • bekkydorothea
    bekkydorothea 19 дней назад

    at 08:21 i thought he said "hang out with your hoes" hahha. loved this video Tomislav 👍

  • Niels van Maas
    Niels van Maas 19 дней назад

    I've backpacked around the world for 3 years straight through 42 countries. Let me tell you, traveling with little money is no fun. Especially if you're a man and want to meet women. A man gets no freebies like women. No money, no honey.

    GRIIM 21 день назад

    im from serbia :3

  • GonG108
    GonG108 21 день назад

    ya ya but you did not travel through the kosovo , you have to be very careful there you might get killed

  • RanZi
    RanZi 22 дня назад

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  • mani bharathi
    mani bharathi 22 дня назад

    awesome Bro.. i m your big fan... i love to do so...:_)

  • Elle Jones
    Elle Jones 23 дня назад

    So many comments about it being dangerous for girls and hitchhiking. I understand that, but I've got a few things to say.
    1) if you want to live life to the full, you're going to have to take risks.
    2) Prepare yourself. This guy had some good tips.
    3) You literally could just rent a seriously cheap car or moped / Animal such as a horse. It might sound stupid, but never forget what nature gave us before cars! lol
    4) You will never be fully prepared for an attack, but self defence technics will help.
    Thanks for reading, if there's a will there's a way! Have fun

  • Adam Jun
    Adam Jun 23 дня назад


  • niminimu1
    niminimu1 23 дня назад

    are you single?

    KNOCK MUSIC & GAMING 24 дня назад


  • Aaryan Dewan
    Aaryan Dewan 24 дня назад

    When you drink weed juice 9:11

  • Marko Sterpin
    Marko Sterpin 25 дней назад

    I am sorry but in his book he explains that he quit his job after the stock market crash. the money he invested was money from his friends and family. He didnt pay their debt back and was actually making money on them while he was on stock exchange. So the crash came and he was having a huge debt, but guess what, he didnt need to get that money back to banks but family and friends so no fuss. it is all explained in his first book.
    sooooo he came to the idea to go hitchiking and repay his debt through books videos and stuff. Again, described in the book, he always had his family behind him. If anything went wrong as it did, he had his family to pay him for a plane ticket home.
    So guys and girls, it is all nice and wonderful, but as it often is, the truth is much more different than what it actually is portrayed.
    I dont want to be a negative talker but how he and countless others portray this shit seems like a fairy-tale. and ofc it is, when you know you have everything waiting for you at home if something goes bad ;)
    keep on exploring and hiking people! just know what is real and what is a money making cow ;) he is a bussiness man after all!

  • MYNO
    MYNO 25 дней назад

    Guys i want to travel soon. I will go with 10k and try to travel the World with that, i will start vloging my Journey and im searching for someone who has the same Dream like me wich is TRAVEL THE WORLD, im not rich but i think traveling around doesnt need for someone to be rich, if someone is interested to take this Journey with me pls text me :)

  • Narendhiran T
    Narendhiran T 25 дней назад

    humorus man

  • Nahian Deepro
    Nahian Deepro 25 дней назад

    what an amazing inspiration!! This video has inspired me 100 times more to travel the whole world! :)

  • కిరణ్ కుమార్ బొక్కిసమ్

    Just one question. Did you go through similar documentation every time that we have to when we want to travel for tourism? Didn't anybody ask you for confirmed Hotel and flight bookings and an itinerary for the whole stay and things like that?

  • linus kotte
    linus kotte 26 дней назад

    what about VISA charges?

  • ssegawa francis
    ssegawa francis 27 дней назад

    wow!!!! it works

  • Saket Arora
    Saket Arora 27 дней назад

    Well coz Indians don't have any problem with other countries. And even if we do, we don't wanna ruin your experience to other countries! Also, you already survived Pakistan, so, you know!

  • Potato Chips
    Potato Chips 28 дней назад

    it's easier for guys, I love adventure and so, but then guys can ride with strangers and pee anywhere, do some real heavy labour work, as a girl in an arab country, firdt think that will happen to me is rape, the least of things, sexual harrassement

  • Samuel Rodrigues
    Samuel Rodrigues 28 дней назад

    I'd do it with a travel buddy

  • Vale
    Vale 28 дней назад

    687 people are envious

  • FeyRoxcks
    FeyRoxcks 29 дней назад

    hes stealing my words :)

  • ruthegreat richard
    ruthegreat richard 29 дней назад

    i so want to do this .. i want to quit my job and travel.

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  • Raymundo Gallardo Gonzalez
    Raymundo Gallardo Gonzalez 1 месяц назад

    yeahh madafucka, i desided i´m gonna travel around the world, is my dream, to learn new cultures, new languages, new people and amazing places. I´ll only work for a year to pay the flight to europe and then move .

  • Sapphire Beaumont
    Sapphire Beaumont 1 месяц назад

    What an awesome talk! You really can't put a price tag on the life experience gained through travel! I've handed my notice in for my job and my partner and I are backpacking through Europe in July - I can't wait! I definitely agree with the balance - I still want a place to call home but would like to live in a way that feels right, not just working 9-5 to survive.

  • TaysDays
    TaysDays 1 месяц назад

    I just did a video with more tips on my channel. Feel free to check it out 😊

  • Philip Ahn Deese
    Philip Ahn Deese 1 месяц назад

    Ask these alleged "refugees", how they do it. They are masters at this.

  • AutsajderRR
    AutsajderRR 1 месяц назад

    Amazing story :)))) So you were paid 20 AUD per hour or USD for job as a traffic diverter in Australia? Assuming you were working 8h per day, it's about $2000 for 13 days, so it's really very cheap for travelling 8 months worldwide... I wish I had so much courage to travell this way

  • CikisHelyzet
    CikisHelyzet 1 месяц назад

    Yeah, this is super kool. But as soon as he said hitchhike, most women began seeing this talk an option for someone else. It's not impossible, and I wholly encourage women to travel alone, and be adventurous.. to not be fearful. However this suggestion is just beyond the line of comfort, and beyond reasonable safety for women in most every society. We live in a world that does not value the freedom of women the same way it does men. Enjoyable to watch, but aimed at those of a certain privilege.

  • Nesthy Adventures
    Nesthy Adventures 1 месяц назад

    This guy is hilarious!!

  • jan
    jan 1 месяц назад

    lol naravno da nema para kad je iz hrvatske xd

  • mohammed mohiuddin
    mohammed mohiuddin 1 месяц назад

    via google earth???

  • Claudia14757
    Claudia14757 1 месяц назад

    I want to see the world so badly experience it and learn that way I hate those stupid book in school I want to see it for myself.

    but yeah I'm 15Years old now. I'm afraid of falling into the usual pattern school, college, work family all these things I want to live my life!!

    I probably should just go through these years of school first.. should I travel after highschool and then when I'm back start college? Or first do my whole learning process and travel. I'm a bit afraid of travelling and then after it it will be hard to get back in school.

  • curtis dean
    curtis dean 1 месяц назад

    if i was caucasian

  • rahul panchal
    rahul panchal 1 месяц назад


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    A Park 1 месяц назад


  • Davis Maina
    Davis Maina 1 месяц назад

    so sad I have never had a chance to get out of kenya

  • Davis Maina
    Davis Maina 1 месяц назад

    thats a myth

  • ineuifity
    ineuifity 1 месяц назад

    Best way to travel! If you travel with bling, you will get robbed. Also, perhaps this works for males, but I don't know if it'll be the same outcome for young females. :/ Bad weather, accidents, and the unpredictable can be more then some can handle alone. You do need to be rather clever about planning it.

  • Ghassan Alsalhi
    Ghassan Alsalhi 1 месяц назад

    arab might kill you :) hahaha

  • Amar Nath
    Amar Nath 1 месяц назад

    very cool guy i ve ever seen

  • Karim Badr
    Karim Badr 1 месяц назад

    Where can I find working opportunities during travelling??

  • tamago
    tamago 1 месяц назад

    the sign said "iran" but he was hichhiking

  • Daphventurer
    Daphventurer 1 месяц назад

    Totally Inspired. With God everything is possible.

  • Overrated Kid
    Overrated Kid 1 месяц назад

    money isn't the main problem in my situation.... visa is my problem ..

  • luis Guerrero
    luis Guerrero 1 месяц назад

    Shooort term loaaans 200$-1000$ here =>

  • Flow
    Flow 1 месяц назад

    So by your logic, traverse the world with little to no money, would in essence just make you temporarily HOMELESS. You didnt even really go any place significant...i mean Iran, Middle East, Australia? The whole thing looked liked a shitty adventure, if you want to call it that.

  • CreaTuber
    CreaTuber 1 месяц назад

    did u travel in bangladesh? it is situated at asia.
    i hope u didn't.
    you are invited.