Unfortunately in most poor countries there are an abundance of people milling around ready and willing to relieve travelers of their money. These smooth talking, overly friendly touts can be hard to avoid but they are relatively harmless and only looking to make a quick commission. To avoid succumbing to one of their scams, stick to your instincts – if a situation appears sketchy just walk away.
If you have the travel itch but don’t have the bank account to match- working while you travel is a great way to earn and even save money while seeing the world. There are essentially 5 groups of jobs open to travellers: tourism; agriculture, childcare, teaching English and volunteer work.