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The Adventurous Cheap$kate Goes Splurging

Being adventurous sometimes means compromising being a cheapskate. At this point in the semester, I have excused myself from spending $5 per day countless times. Sometimes it’s justified, but sometimes I mess up in expensive ways. Here are some instances when I spent more than $5 in one day, intentionally or not:

UNINTENTIONAL

INTENTIONAL

It may seem silly to stress about going over budget by $1 or $2 because that’s pocket change in the United States. Most of my classmates and I have gotten accustomed to the currency gap, though; we think in terms of dong, not dollars. Getting a full meal for $3 sounds like a bargain, but in Vietnam that equates to 60,000 dong, which some Vietnamese consider quite pricey.

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