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About moneyless travelling

Moneyless travelling refers to people travelling to other countries without spending money, living on the generosity of strangers they meet and also taking up odd jobs to fund their travels, meals or lodging.

The concept was started some 18 years ago by German psychotherapist Heidemarie Schwermer. She has been living moneyless, travelling around to talk to people about her way of life, and she takes free train rides in Austria - thanks to a blind man she befriended.

Blind people in Austria are allowed to take one other person along on their free train trips.

She has published a book ­calledThe Sterntaler Experiment - My Life Without Money.

Another pair of moneyless travellers from France Benjamin Lesage and Raphael Fellmertravelled through Africa, Europe and the Americas over three years in 2010.