My final budget

After publishing the break-down of my expenses in the different categories, from itinerary costs to groceries, insurances to eating out, here’s the final, overview. The ultimate budget of this whole crazy trip, all in all, every Euro, Dollar, Lira, Shekel, Peso, Yen, Rand, Real, Baht or Rupie I spent, as far as I managed to record […] Read More

Eating out & getting drunk

I have no idea to how many restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs I have been in those 18 months… After a few months I started checking in on Foursquare & Swarm, to record it all, but I lack the first three months in South America. Still, Swarm hast recorded nearly 1450 check-ins, and most of those […] Read More

The hidden costs

Yesterday wrote about the total cost for all the flights. Today, it’s time for a bit of background spending on such a trip. Don’t underestimate the hidden side costs, as they too add up quickly. Just in case…. Insurances One of the biggest posts here would be insurances. I kept my health insurance through work, […] Read More

5 cents per kilometer

Today, I’ll start with the actual cost of flying around the globe three times, of renting cars and taking trains, ferries and busses. I have already written about the actual ticket hunting and booking processes of my three circumventions of the globe, but here’s the final tally: Besides spending 360.000 miles on my two Round-the-world […] Read More

The world is your oyster

If you think about taking time off and going on a trip around the world, the one question on your mind is inevitably: how much will that cost…? Reading other blogs who published their budget really helped me planning and budgeting my trip. That’s why I have decided, throughout my journey, to publish my expenses […] Read More

Excessive Buenos Aires

When I first came to Buenos Aires in 2011 I thought it was pretty cheap. In comparison to Brussels. 2013 was another thing already. Two and a half years of inflation added to the price level. Now, back in 2015, it’s outright expensive, to the point where sometimes it’s excessive, for what you get. As […] Read More

Meet the sponsors

If you go on a trip of this magnitude, you have to have a strict management of your budget. There’s no way around it, or you will run into trouble. Some cities are cheaper, some more expensive, but you have to keep an eye on your spendings. Considering I planned and saved for a 15-month […] Read More


When I walk down Calle Florida, the shopping street in the middle of town with its big and small shops and malls, I feel like a walking Dollar sign. Like parrots, the only words you hear is a constant murmuring and shouting of Cambio! Cambio! Cambio! Cambio! Change! They take any foreign money, preferably Dollars, […] Read More

Santiago spending (part II)

In general, as expected, Santiago was on the cheaper side. The apartment was slightly cheaper than my first. I spent more money on eating out and drinking this time. Even though I had a kitchen, I did not cook that much. Cultural activities seem low, but a lot of museums are free or cost less […] Read More