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Budget: Baja, Mexico

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// We spent 43 days in Baja, Mexico and spent a total of $1,471.60.  That means that we spent on average $34.22 per day.
Our largest expense was food ($757), followed by transportation ($417), and then living expenses ($253 – almost all camping costs). We didn’t include insurance, which we got from bajabound.com — this insurance was good for 6…

Final budget summary – Africa

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After much work, we finally have put together a budget summary from our amazing adventure.  We hope that you find it helpful in planning your own African adventure.
As a reminder, our adventure was broken into 2 stages:
Stage I: Europe and North Africa, October 2012 – February 2013

Europe was expensive to travel through, with high fuel prices, 3…

Exchange Rates, Petrol Prices and Road conditions in Africa

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At this stage we would like to share some statistics of the countries we visited.
Starting with Sudan. It was a pleasure to fill the vehicle with Petrol. At R4.20 per liter it reminded us of South Africa 12 years ago. Petrol stations are everywhere but power cuts and availability is a problem. The exchange rate was 7.1 Sudanese Pound…

Budget Update – Uganda

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From reports of other travellers, Uganda was said to be a more inexpensive country to travel in.  Our start in the country was slightly pricy as we had to pay for 2 visas at $50 each (the only country in this part of the world that African GirlChild needed to pay for a visa for) and also vehicle related fees…

Trip Expenses & Statistics

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Budgeting

In order to travel the distance and for the amount of time we had planned, it was important to maintain a strict budget. Food, lodging, parts and repair expenses, along with fuel costs and efficiency were monitored and recorded. The expense data on this page represents all expenses up to the point where we got into the accident. After…

Trip Statistics

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Our trip is winding down…I suppose it is about time.   So let’s look at some interesting statistics.
578 Nights
Thanks to Bippers, we had a home as well as a set of wheels.  Being in the shape of a van, we got a little more interior space than other 4WD alternatives and so we were able to take advantage…

Budget update – Senegal

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As promised, we have been tracking trip costs so that others have some idea of what may be incurred.  Of course, at the end of the day, it does all depend on your own choices.
The Central African Franc (CFA) is the currency in Senegal and other parts of west Africa.  It is apparently pegged to the Euro at 650…

Budget update

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We are about to leave Western Sahara and cross into Mauritania.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Morocco and Western Sahara, but look forward to heading southwards.  Before we leave Western Sahara, though, I thought I’d add another budget update.
Our daily budget has continued to fall steadily through Morocco as we take advantage of the low fuel price. …

Shoestring travel makes for better stories

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Every overlander has his own unique style of travelling; some travel in air conditioned luxury from lodge to lodge and eat steak in a restaurant every night; some ride their bicycle around the world, sleep wherever they can and eat whatever is cheap. We are probably closer to the latter. In general, we sleep in the rooftent, because frankly it’s…

Counting the pennies…

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Ruidera, Spain
So, there is much discussion always about budget.  There is also very little information about what other travellers have used once on the road.  And to be honest, it also will differ vastly from one traveller to another, dependant on preferences, activities etc.  (All costs below are per day for both of us.)
So far, we have been…

Budget #7- Time to get a job!

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BUDGET FOR THE MONTH OF JULY…

WE SPENT HOW MUCH?!!
COUNTRIES VISITED: Columbia, Ecuador, Peru
For those of you who follow along on Facebook, you may already know that we have decided to stop in Huanchaco, Peru for a few months and try to find some work.  After this past month we realized that it was time to take a…

‘Bad news sells’ shocker

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Estelí, Nicaragua
[by Jeremy]
We’ve been back at Spanish school in Estelí, Nicaragua while we await delivery of the new transmission – yes, still waiting. Last we heard it was, allegedly, on a ship heading this way.
Meanwhile, in a desperate bid to avoid studying the present perfect subjunctive tense we’ve been playing around with some trip statistics. As journalists…

Month #2 Expenses

Hello again ladies and gents! Yet another month has come and gone south of the border and it is time once more to take a look at the expenses for the month and see what the damage is.

I have to admit that tallying up the expenses at the end of the month is one of my least favorite things…

The Great Nacho Trip Savings Plan

When I was a kid, the purse strings were tight.  I recall often eating one of my mom’s signature dishes: “Tuna and Crackers”; spread saltine crackers out on your plate, cover them with a creamy tuna concoction, and then eat it.  If my mom taught me one thing, it was that you never breathe with your mouth open when it’s…

Budgeting and Costs

Editors Note: this is part 3 of a ten part series we are doing on overlanding advice.  Future PanAm overlanders this is for you.  They post each Sunday.
Determining a long term budget for a trip like the PanAm is certainly the crux. Before this, our PanAm trip was still a wavering fantasy. Staring at the carefully crafted numbers was…

Cleaning out

In preparation for our big trip we want to get rid of most of our belongings – that means: clean out the cellar and garage, sort out the flat, and everything that we cannot put into storage while we are away has to be sold, given away or thrown away.
In the beginning, it is not easy to throw away…

Preparations are proceeding

Whilst the date of departure is drawing closer – we are currently planning to leave April 1, 2012 –, our travel preparations are slowly but steadily progressing. This is a short update on what has happened during the last weeks of preparation.
Vaccinations
Once more, we have discussed and pondered about vaccinations and health issues in general. We both still…

Our budget – 1 Year in Africa, 2x people + 1x4x4

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Introduction

The budget is probably the biggest question you ask after you have solved the “where are we going” and “what vehicle are we taking”.  It’s perhaps the one we spent several months researching.  We found there was a real lack of detail when it came to showing where and how you spend your money on a trip like this…

Adventure Pennies Make Adventure Pounds

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After some frown-inducing maths, we estimate that for ‘Leg 1’ (Europe) it will cost us approximately 25p a mile. This now presents a new cash-conscious strategy… ‘The Adventure Mile’. Take for example the following scenarios; Emma: “shall we have these £8 steaks or 50p lentils for tea?” Andy: “That’s a difference of 30 Adventure miles, lentil me up”. Andy: “I…

Money Money Money

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We, and by that I mean Megan, have updated all the expenses so you can now all go and look on the expenses page and see how poor we are. Food parcels will now be gratefully accepted. No tuna though, man do I hate tuna……