After doing a bit of research I found lots of opportunities to work in exchange for room and board. This seemed like the perfect solution to my problem. Not only would I cut my costs in half, I would also be able to immerse myself in the local culture and hopefully make some friends as well.
I volunteered at two places while I travelled around Greece. One was a fig farm just outside of Athens, not such a great experience. The other was the Silva Riding Project on Corfu Island.
At any given time there was about six or more volunteers, all ranging in age. I became great friends with these volunteers. On our days off we would venture into town, take part in trivia night at the local pub and sit around a bonfire on the beach.
Do you have a similar experience that you would like to share?