Lazy Beggers

Madrid's entrepreneurial beggars at work.

by Sarah

My title is so un-PC, I have to explain myself immediately.  Yesterday, Jen and I had just come from a nunnery, where we bought some cookies (story to come), and a beggar asked us for money.  We decided to give him some of our nunnery sweets.   He thanked us and then – wait for it — he gave us his business card.  Yes.  He and his friend started a blog called Lazy Beggers (let’s forgive the misspelling).  It seemed officialthat anyone can start a blog or, that we had come across two extremely entrepreneurial beggars.

I thought I’d spread some love via word-of-mouth marketing.  Their “about” section clearly states that they just want money for alochol, joints and cocaine.  So, maybe you don’t want to donate via their paypal account.  But check out their site and read about their ups and downs living on the streets of Spain with their dog, named Whiskey.

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About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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One Response to Lazy Beggers

  1. Jhaus says:

    These are some of the most enlightened beggars I’ve ever come across by way of the internet. I have the same affinity for these jolly fellas as I did for Vicky, Christina and Maria Elena in “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”
    Miss you sisters!

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