If there’s a mosquito within 1km of where I’m staying, it will find me. That’s why I took my own mosquito net with me on the road. Hanging it up was sometimes an exercise in inventiveness and creativity… scroll to the end to see a real life set up!
Walking is a great way to actually get to know the place that you’re in, but I admit that not wanting to spend money may have sometimes been a bigger motivator. Even when that money was only $2.35.
Going from having a well paying job in NYC to not having steady income in a developing country meant that I had to redefine my relationship with money. For a while, that meant defaulting to “avoid spending any money, period!”