“How much does it cost to backpack South America ?” (GBP)

Ahhhh the question that drove me up the wall prior (and during) my viaje! I raided all the blogs that have written on the subject, but of course things were turned out differently for me. I discovered it is not as cheap as it used to be, and if you’re a poor ol’Brit like myself the fallen value of the pound will bite you in the ass. So just to add to the pool resources, here’s how much three months in South America cost me…

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South America 2016: Semi-camas, Puppies, & Señor Budget.

5 and a half weeks… FIVE and a half weeks! I´ve officially been wandering around foreign places with my backpack for longer than EVER before. Not that that’s very long in the backpacking community, but heck it is long for me. I have travelled over 4000 kilometres  through 4 countries. It has been fantastic – BUT my back is killing me and it is long overdue a break from semi-camas and the giant turquoise Osprey creation I once thought was my Yeoseph (a.k.a. my soul mate). I am currently taking a time out in Taltal, Chile where I am going to be teaching English voluntarily for the next month. I suppose I should tell you about the  actual travelling I have been doing, but as I am in the mood for more reflective writing you are going to have to make do with the cliff notes version instead…

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“How Much Does it Cost to Backpack Eastern Europe?” (GBP)

This time last year I was half way through my second interrail adventure, around Eastern Europe. I left the UK with only  €500 in cash to last me the first 3 weeks – hostels and food included. Come pay day I had an extra few hundred to spend for the last leg of the trip, but also had to relocate to Madrid straight after… I must say I was rather nervous – I hadn’t done a trip that long since Peru in 2013, and my budget back then was over 3 times the amount! With interrail passes and flights included, the whole trip came to around £1200 each. Here’s a rundown of the measures we took to keep costs down, and the sacrifices that were made along the way.

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