Originally Posted by joethecobbler
I'm curious also, what things are available only to me because of my poverty and or frugality that those with means are excluded?
the simple things in life bud....
people get caught up in having material wealth when the best times I have EVER had when going around and cruising have actually been with people in different countries from different places or with animals
1. touching wild seals in galapagos in complete peace, they felt no fear of humas nor did I of them
2. spending a whole week with a sri lankan guide on a very personal tour of sri lanka...learned how he got married, and how....what traditions they abide by etc...
just these 2 examples show you how MONEY has NOTHING to do with experiences and or the pleasures in life
ps. I see killarney did some of the same things...when possible we completely avoided guided tours, we called them MOO MOO gudies where basically you are herded like cattle from place to places
in galapagos we actually toured 3 of the other islands not commonly available to foreigners...
on isabella I beleive the big island my friend knew the HAM radio controller up high at the top of the mountain and we had lunch and slept when of the most glorious siestas I have ever had...the guy did the spanish cruiser nets for weather from up there and we used him all the way to the south pacific
stuff like that out if the way stuff you only get by personal experiences and befriending people along the way...
having $$$ would add no personal experiences at all to said trips...above