I’ve been known to get myself into some pretty ridiculous situations. Many of them are the reasons my mother stops me telling her my latest endeavours before I can even start.

So in this category, you’ll find entertaining scenarios involving mostly how it can all go wrong while traveling – and sure, a bit of how it can go right. But mostly how it can go terribly, horribly, ridiculously wrong.

Read on about how you can get by on $20 in the Balkans – one of my favourite continents on earth.

Then there’s the time I hitchhiked from Serbia to Italy to meet the boyfriend I hadn’t seen in five months, via a masterbating Italian and at least a dozen (of varying levels of insanity) drivers.

Then there’s… actually that one should probably not be mentioned.