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

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

Let it go – the figures

And this is what my journey looks like if you break it down into figures and statistics: In figures, I was… travelling a total of 185.608 km flying 105.991 miles (or 170.576 km) by plane taking 55.000 pictures driving 9.195 km by car or bus riding 5.280 km by train sailing 557 km by ferry and […] 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

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

Money issues

All in all, I did fairly well with my money. If I had not extended my trip by another three months, with all the costs that occurred (flights, accommodation, insurance, daily life) I would have easily made it with the money I had saved. I will make a big analysis of the cost – which […] Read More

Melbourne home

I think I could move to Melbourne. Maybe I should move to Melbourne. Riding my bike through the different neighborhoods, technically their own cities with post codes and all, from Fitzroy to Carlton, Brunswick to Richmond or Clifton Hill, I feel totally at home. I wish I could afford one of these beautiful wooden or brick […] Read More