Have you ever run out of money while travelling and had to find work (as in any work) so that you can keep travelling – or simply just to feed yourself? When I returned to London after travelling around Europe on my first Big Trip Overseas I desperately needed cash (I had around $50 in my pocket) and scraped around for anything that resembled work, but I have also worked while I’ve been travelling for some extra cash (or extra beer money more specifically). It’s amazing – and a bit frightening – the jobs you will do for cash. I have done a whole bunch of jobs that I had no idea what I was doing, from plastering and house building to tree surgery and fence putter uppering (not sure if that is the recognised name of that occupation). Still, it could have been worse. A friend of mine got a job as a nude male model for a sculpture class in Denmark. The class of beautiful Danish women would do things like measure his inside thigh and he said that he would have to imagine his parents being killed in a horrible car accident so that he didn’t get, um, too excited.
Here are my eight worst (or best!) jobs that I’ve managed to bluff my way through: Read more