I live in Ireland and the cheapest flights I'm seeing are in the 800-1500 euro range. Right now I'm looking into finding a job on a cargo ship then hopping off at port. I figured this was the place to ask since there seems to be quite a few westerners on Sherdog around that way. I hear of so many people who just take off to the other side of the world one day but no one ever wants to explain where they got the money to do it. The other day I was talking to two guys in the pub who said they took off to China where they miraculously got jobs as English teachers within a week, but when I asked them how they went about this I couldn't get an answer beyond "oh we just went and that was it." It's fair enough to romanticize taking off on a whim but we don't all have the luxury of having wealthy parents.