A young Australian woman who traveled the world for nine months – and spent only $ 7,000 on it – decided to turn her every move around by turning a coin.
Hannah Turner-Revach, 26-year-old psychology student, took a year off from her studies to undertake her dream world trip in April 2018.
She saved $ 18,000 for the trip and used a game of chance to make her way through Southeast Asia and about a dozen European countries.
A young Australian woman (photo) traveled the world for nine months at $ 7,000 by turning a coin to decide her every move
In a conversation with FEMAIL, the young woman explained how she rubbed the world with every coin and the clever ways in which she saved the money to go.
& # 39; I heard it was expensive to make such a trip & that some people had saved $ 20,000, & she said.
Hannah worked in a dental practice and reduced her expenses by stopping drinking, sticking to a vegan diet and walking home in the evening to avoid having to pay for taxis and public transportation.
She saved $ 18,000 for the trip before using her game of chance to make her way through Southeast Asia and about a dozen European countries (pictured jungle trekking in Thailand)
Her journey was concluded by visiting Spain, Portugal (photo) and Amsterdam and working in a refugee camp in Bosnia
What were Hannah & # 39; s flip-over decisions?
Borneo or Sri Lanka – Borneo won
Berlin or Mongolia – Berlin won
Hungary or Slovenia – Hungary has won
Italy or Germany – Italy won
Rome or Tuscany – Rome won
Isreal of Amsterdam – Amsterdam has won
Morocco or Australia – Australia has won
Her journey began at Melbourne Airport with a coin flip to decide if she wanted to go to Colombo in Sri Lanka or Borneo.
& # 39; I was limited with visas, so the first time I turned around I didn't have many options and I only had the two – sometimes there were four or eight alternatives during the trip, & # 39; Hannah said.
Borneo won the pitch and Hannah then traveled to the East Asian country for two weeks of walking, taking in the wild jungle of the country and seeing orangutans.
From there she went through Malaysia and to Thailand for another fourteen days, where perhaps her most creative coin change happened.
& # 39; I worked on a permaculture farm (her room on the farm pictured) and I turned a ball of mud to choose between Berlin and Mongolia, & # 39; she said
Hannah traveled to Poland, where she spent a month with a world-famous Rainbow Gathering (photo)
& # 39; I worked on a permaculture farm and I threw a mud ball to choose between Berlin and Mongolia, & # 39; she said.
Arriving in the German capital, Hannah spent a week touring techno clubs before moving to Poland where she experienced a world-famous Rainbow Gathering.
They involve strangers who come together to live and cook in nature, and the young Melbourne woman spent a month there taking on the Bohemian atmosphere.
She was then hitchhiking in Austria where she threw another coin – this time she chose to go to Hungary instead of continuing on her way to Slovenia.
How Hannah saved $ 18,000 for her journey of a lifetime – and only spent $ 7,000
Vegan food meant that she did not buy expensive meat products
Walk home from night out and minimize the use of public transportation
Not buying clothes for years
Pay a reduced rent by living in one of her parents' houses
When she studied ten hours a day at the university, she stopped her frivolously
Hannah said that not only her travel schedule depended on a 50/50 lottery, but also her daily decisions.
& # 39; The coin change worked for me at lunch in terms of what I would order at a cafe, and if I had no coin, I would turn a credit card instead, & # 39; she said.
Hannah & # 39; s next adventure went across the Swiss Alps by road and then flipped coins on a bus that was on its way to Italy about whether she would get off in Rome or Tuscany.
Her journey ended with recording in Spain, Portugal and Amsterdam and working in a refugee camp in Bosnia.
Hannah said it was in the Dutch capital that perhaps her most bizarre coin-turning experience happened.
& # 39; I stayed with a man and we played board games and decided to limit eight of my options to one, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; At one point, we threw a screwdriver in the air to see which way it would land. & # 39;
The two remaining options after the knockout elimination were Morocco and Australia, and Hannah returned home after the latter had won the throw.
& # 39; I had to tell my parents that I would be home for two days! They said, "Where are you going to stay?" She said.
At Rainbow Gatherings, strangers come together to live and cook in nature, and the young Melbourne woman spent a month there taking the Bohemian experience
One of Hannah & # 39; s adventures was going through the Swiss Alps by road and then flipping a bus to Italy about whether she would get off in Rome or Tuscany
Keeping your spending down to $ 7,000 is a huge achievement, and Hannah said the key to saving so much was watching where you cut the night.
& # 39; I stayed no more than six times in hostels and when I worked on the farm in Thailand or in the refugee camp, the accommodation was included & she said.
Other factors that helped her save $ 18,000 for the trip included paying a lower rent by living in her parents' house and not buying clothes for a number of years.
Her journey ended with recording in Spain, Portugal and Amsterdam and working in a refugee camp in Bosnia
In the year she needed to save, Hannah said she would study ten hours a day – including weekends – and had no time to spend frivolous money.
She added that postponing college studies is a great way to explore the world in your 20s, and she is currently continuing for another year to visit Kyrgyzstan.
Hannah also wants to go to South America and learn more about humanitarian work, with the ambition of establishing her own NGO (non-governmental organization) someday.
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