Jan loves to travel. He's lived in four countries and travelled in 50. Most of the time he travelled on a budget. Since he was travelling to see the sights - not sleep in a bed - he always looked for budget accommodations. Remarkably, he could readily find places that cost a quarter of what others were paying. It just took some effort.
In Turkey he stayed in a hotel where the plumbing always leaked - but the price was rock bottom. (The plumbing always leaks in Turkey.) In Australia he slept in the "loft" of a Volkswagen Westphalia during a 3,000 km cross-country tour. In Canada and New Zealand he slept in hostels with 6 to a room. In the Philippines, he slept in a nipa hut some friends gave him. In Greece, he negotiated the price of a cheap room down by 50% - at 2 in the morning and nowhere else to go! In Tahiti he slept on the Faaa Airport veranda. In London he took a decent room after riding to the end of the subway line and walking another kilometer. In Bali he found a delightful B&B for $11 a night - and spent three weeks there. After years of travelling at home and abroad, finding budget places became part of the adventure and a natural way to explore the country.
Where to find Jan Wall online
The Budget Traveller's Guide to Accommodations on Vancouver Island, Canada
by Jan Wall
This well organized, fact based guide reviews 34 budget accommodations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Using a standard format, it describes the features and costs of each place in terms that allow the reader to make easy comparisons and informed choices.
The guide differentiates itself from all others because it includes more than 420 high resolution, colour pictures.
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