Budget Update After 72 Days On The Road!

So.  It’s time for another budget update.  We are still toddling along documenting what we spend in the iphone notes and transferring it to our spreadsheet every couple of days.

This is absolutely the most scintillating part of travelling long term, let me tell you!!  NOT!!!

Boring as it may be, it makes us stay on track.  It’s so easy to tell yourself that you won’t go over your budget but keeping track is the only way for us to be sure (I’ll let you in on a secret – I think we lie to ourselves when we don’t!!)

At the end of March we hit day 72 away from home.  Well, away from our home country as we are officially homeless these days!!

And I’m pleased to report that as always we are still within our budget.  In fact we were so far under our budget when we totted it up into the first week of April that we were able to purchase a new zoom lense for our camera, plus a spare battery, case and HD SD Card - That’s a topic for another day but it was pretty exciting – we have been wanting that baby for ages!  And Gert is certainly excited to carry it from now on!!  lol

As always all costs have been converted to Australian Dollars and the stuff category includes anything that’s not food, drink or accommodation – transport, crap we’ve bought, clothing, tours etc.

So read on to find out how we are doing……. Continue reading

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Travel Immunisations – Get yours in Bangkok and save a fortune!

After much agonising about travel immunisations we decided to get ours in Thailand.  There were many hundreds of dollars to be saved but in reality we took so long to get on to organising them that we were out of time for the Rabies and Hepatitis shots that needed three jabs over a month!!!

So we decided on Thailand.  How did we decide this?  Derr….we googled!!

And this is what we found…. Continue reading

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Budget Roundup After 41 Days of Family Travel

Here’s the latest update on how we are doing money wise!!  After 41 days of family travel it appears we are still inside our budget!!  I’d like to see us a lot more inside our budget to be honest but it’s just not happening!

As always all costs have been converted to Australian Dollars and the stuff category includes anything that’s not food, drink or accommodation – transport, crap we’ve bought, clothing, tours etc.

Let’s see where we are at…….

February 2012 – 29 days travel – Visited: Penang - Malaysia, Bangkok – Thailand, Siem Reap, Phnom Pehn and Sihanoukville – Cambodia.

Total Spent

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Budget Roundup – How we’re travelling after the first 12 days!

I’ve decided to do a budget roundup each month so others either travelling or thinking of doing the family travel thing can see what it is actually costing us each month.  If you don’t care about this (or haven’t yet joined the betting pool suggested by my good friend Luke Dutton on which month we will run out of money!) then you can just skip this post.  Or go back to the post on the monkeys and watch the video again (now minus the porn ads at the end!).  Those monkeys really are too cute!

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