Here are the travel Stats Europe 2009

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Ferry Stockholm to Helsinki

Alrighty. So my boyfriend and I left Canada in April and worked in Ireland for roughly 3 1/2 months. Made some decent coin and decided to venture out into the rest of Europe. Now I'm generally a person who writes things down in my Daily Planner. Doc appointments, meetings, how much I spent on hair appointments, work hours ect... What I didn't realize until a month or so into the trip was how much I wrote down regarding our trip. Flight, bus and train times, where and when we stayed in hostels and how much, activities we did and how much they were... and so much more. Yes, I'm a bit OCD I think. So one day we decided to really keep track of things, add them up and see what the total came out to me!

All I can say is WOW!

So we departed Ireland on August 5, 2009. This is where the documentation began. A quick summary of our trip first.

In order we visited the following countries:

Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Italy, Vatican City, Netherlands, Luxmborg, France, Portugal, Spain, England, Wales,

During the 12 week adventure, these are some of our experiences:

Transportation hours by:

Train: 153.

Making a sign in Brasov
5 hrs

Bus: 73.25 hrs

Ferry: 49.25 hrs

Plane: 18hrs

Hitch-hiking: 5.75hrs

We visited 55 cities within the 23 countries, staying in 36 different hostels.

All up Jason and I worked in Ireland and walked away with roughly 2000 Euros each and personally from my home bank, I withdrew approximently 1300 euros in the final 4 weeks  The cost of our trip roughly was as follows:

Ground Transportation $: (includes reservations, buses, city metro) 843.74 euros p/p with an additional 515 euro p/p Euro Rail Global Pass, and 487.48 euro p/p for flights

Hostel $ 972.50 euro p/p

Tours$ (walking tours, museums, castles ect): 329.80 euros p/p

Grand Total $: 3148.

Train Journey from Paris to Portugal
53 EUROS p/p (12 weeks)

262.00 EUROS/week p/p, to an average of 37.50 Euros/day p/p

This does however not include food. We bought alot of groceries and didn't eat out so often but we did keep stats on the number of McDonald Burgers we ate... discusting I know.

Jason: 30 Cheese Burgers    Me: 21 Chicken Burgers

Anyways, this is the stats. Next time I think we will do some more fun facts, how many kms we walk, people we meet and from which countries, and if anyone has any other ideas, that would be sweet!

babyaly1 says:
I saved every gelato spoon/shovel from each time I had gelato when I studied abroad in Italy, I am going to count them now !
Posted on: Jun 14, 2010
babyaly1 says:
Great Idea !! I want to do it on my next trip ! (But not count the cost of things, it scares me to think how much i spend lol, i always trick myself into thinking I am spending much less than I because when i think of it makes me sad lol, although that will be a good way for me to stop buying silly things, like finger puppets in santa barbara, or a silhouette cutout of myself in yangshuo, china (which i only bought cause some man followed me & started cutting out paper & then shoved it at me for me to buy)
Posted on: Jun 14, 2010
nicolecarp says:
You are lucky to have a boyfriend willing to travel with you and stay in hotels. My BF wants to travel but I doubt he would ever stay in a hostel. Way to keep track of everything!!!
Posted on: Mar 08, 2010
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