Would you give up a high-paying job to travel around the world?
For months now, netizens have slammed reports of Caucasian travelers going to exotic places in the world, particularly in Asia, while asking alms from kindhearted although often poor locals. Many believe that these Caucasians are ‘stealing’ from the ones who are actually poor because the money people give them for travel funds could actually feed the ones who have no means of buying food for themselves out of poverty.
But one couple who gave up their high-paying jobs to travel around the world are not relying on alms from the locals to help them continue their trip. Instead, they decided on taking on jobs in the places they go to – even if that meant scrubbing toilets and doing rather dirty menial jobs!
The couple were identified as Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger, advertising executives from South Africa. The two chronicle their journey through Instagram account ‘How Far From Home’.
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But while their lives appear to be so exciting and something that a lot of people would envy, they recently revealed that stunning Instagram photos don’t really tell the truth behind the picture – and many were quite surprised by their revelations.
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“So far, I think we’ve tallied 135 toilets scrubbed, 250 kilos of cow dung spread, 2 tons of rocks shovelled, 60 metres of pathway laid, 57 beds made, and I cannot even remember how many wine glasses we’ve polished,” Cartell wrote.
“We’re toilet cleaners, dog poop scoopers, grocery store merchandisers, and rock shovelers.”
While they were powerful executives back home with stable jobs, they have become blue collar workers in their quest to travel around the world. But we commend them for their honesty and hard work! Instead of asking for alms, they are actually working their way around the world, very literally.
H/T: Trending News Portal