Young S’porean couple quit their jobs to travel from S’pore to Europe in S$11,000 van

Turning 30 is considered by many Singaporeans to be a sign to try and work doubly hard on establishing your career

Martin and Jacinda decided to take a slightly different route.

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A van and a dream

The couple is leaving their life, and careers, in Singapore behind and making their way to Europe, specifically Portugal, in a relatively inexpensive S$11,000 van they bought in Malaysia.

Here they are taking out the seats, to put in a whole load of stuff.

Here is what their accommodations look like.

Screenshot from 24-hour traveller

And all the ingredients they keep in their environmentally-friendly storage boxes.

Screenshot from 24-hour traveller
Screenshot from 24-hour traveller

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Screenshot from 24-hour traveller

The dangers present with sleeping in a van in the middle of nowhere had invariably presented themselves as well.

Thankfully, it was just the police.

Planning and family objections

As expected of a van trip to Europe, there was plenty of planning, and saving involved.

While Jacinda, who’s a freelance emcee in her own words, had less of a hassle packing up and vanning it up, Martin’s situation was a tad trickier, as he worked in a corporate environment.

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Despite his penchant for planning, Martin did acknowledge there was a limit to how much he could plan for a journey like this, as Jacinda recounted in an Instagram post.

“You’ve come a long way to where we are now. Though I was the one who put the van life dream into your head, you were the one who made it happen. Thank you for being the smart to my stupid, for calculating the sums and adulting to make it happen. And even when you couldn’t calculate no more, you decided to wing it and made this leap of faith.”

And here is a well-written post on why they decided to do what they are doing.

“When we used to work full time, we could always only travel 2 weeks max at a time. But even during those short trips, our encounters with the locals made us realise that we actually didn’t know much of the world and her ways.

Maybe cuz having lived, studied and worked our entire lives in Singapore, all we saw was what’s in front of us and all we knew was where we lived.”

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific


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