Total Cost of European Vacation

$2,400.80

Transportation

          Airfare                                    764.40

          Euro Rail Pass                      653.00

          Additional Train Tickets   202.80

          Bus Passes                               50.60

Lodging

          Hostels                                   187.00      6 nights – Amsterdam, Paris, Sevilla

Tours                                 64.35

Meals                                218.96

          Breakfast                                       16.90

          Lunch                                             99.84

          Dinner                                             73.60

           Snacks/Desserts                        28.62

Souvenirs                                                24.95

Cigarettes                                                17.60

Misc                                                             30.81

Items Feature in Post                           41.15     Starbucks, Lockers, Red Bull, Bathrooms, Internet Cafe

Bo & Percy                                                76.22

Walmart                                                     12.66

Purple items purchase before trip

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£ = English Pound      € = Euros

Paris  – Sunday, September 19, 2010

€  4.10      Starbucks

€  8.50      Lunch w/wine

€  2.50      Red Bull

€  5.00     Tip for Guide ( Free Tour )

€  8.40     Souvenirs

€  5.00    Internet

€  7.00   Cigarettes

TOTAL  €40.50

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Paris – Saturday, September 18, 2010

€   .70       Candy to get change for bathroom  😦

€   .80       Bathroom

€ 6.00     Breakfast on Train

€  2.90   Cookies on Train

€  6.00   Dinner at Hostel

€ 12.70 2 Drinks   (Sex on the Beach)

€71.50   Train ticket to Spain

€ 14.70  2 Day Metro/Bus Pass Paris

€ 65.00  2 nights in Hostel

TOTAL   €180.30 (Subtract  train & lodging  €43.80 for day)

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Italy, LaSpezia & Cinque Terre – Friday, Septebmer 17, 2010

€  4.20     Breakfast – Coffee & Faccio Bread

€  4.00    2 Red Bulls for the Day

€  5.00    Cinque Terre Card – Admittance into Park

€  7.50    Dinner w/wine

€  1.50     Gelato

€  6.00   Glass of Wine

€ 10.00 Paris Train Ticket

€ 3.00    Luggage Storage

€ 5.00    Internet

TOTAL   €46.20

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Bern – Milano – Pisa – LaSpezia  – Thursday, September 16, 2010

€5.10     Food & Drink for Train

€13.50    Lunch  Milano

€ 2.90     Red Bull

€ 1.50    Pizza and Soda in Pisa

€10.00 Train ticket mishap

€ 1.00   Bus fare in Pisa

€ 4.00 Luggage storage in Pisa

€ 5.00 Cigarette (finally ran out of my American ones)

€ .60    Bathroom

TOTAL  €43.60

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Bern Switzerland  – Wednesday, September 15, 2010

$ 9.00     Bike Rental

$12.00    Lunch

Total $21.00    Swiss Francs

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Bern Switzerland – Tuesday, September 14, 2010

$ 6.01     Starbucks  (American)

$ 3.80     Bus Fare One-Way

$ 4.00     Pretzel

$  1.70    Red Bull

$ 9.95     Health & Beauty Stuff

$20.00   Dinner

TOTAL 45.46    Swiss Francs

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Amsterdam Day 2 – Monday,  September 13, 2010

€ 7.00       Bus Pass

€3.95         Locker @ Train Station

€3.20         Health & Beauty Stuff

€30.00      Night Train to Bern

€4.50         House of Bols

€7.50       Lunch

€3.00       Drink

€1.80       Dessert

€   .50      Bathroom

Total   €61.45

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Amsterdam  – Sunday September 12, 2010

€ 7.00       Bus Pass

€21.00      Hostel

€ 6.70       Breakfast

€3.00        Change for my Guide on my FREE City Tour (It’s all the cash I had)

€16.50       Admission to Anne Frank House

€ 0.00        Free Dinner & Drinks during game (Dick from MA in Bar)

€54.20

-€20.00   Euros from (Dick) to spend on my trip.

Total €34.20 Euros

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Brussels, Rotterdam, & Amsterdam   Saturday, September 11, 2010

€26.20     Lunch Brussels

€  4.60       French Fries & Pepsi in Rotterdam when I thought I was in Amsterdam

€65.00     Hotel AnneMarie (Hostel)

Total €95.80 Euros

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London & Brussels  –  9/10/2010  Friday

£4.00     Bus Pass

£57.00   Eurostar Train Ticket

£9.04       Lunch

£2.00       Pen

TOTAL   £72.04 I got to London with 120 pounds. I had 35 left when I got to the train station, so I used those to pay for my Eurostar ticket.

Brussels –

€ .50     to go to the bathroom (yes pay toilets)

€1.80     for a tram ticket

Total  €2.30 Euros    – €/£ 74.34 for the day

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London – 9/9/2010 another good day – Total $51.15

£5.60     Bus Pass

£17.85   Tower of London Tour Ticket

£ 7.50     Oysters & Champagne

£7.50       Cocktail – Silk Tie

£11.20     Dinner

£1.50      Red Bull

TOTAL  £51.15     Pounds

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Well I got through my first day in London for under $50 Pounds.   9/8/2010

£7.50     All Day Bus Pass

£2.60      Starbucks Coffee

£4.95      Bag of Tea

£2.00     Internet Cafe

£15.00  Wine for my Flatmates

Total Day 1 – £32.05

8 Responses to “Europe on a Budget”

  1. Jonez Says:

    You brought a bag of tea?!?! Ma! Haven’t you learned anything from me? You could have easily took some tea out the kitchen & put it in your purse.

  2. Jonez Says:

    50 cents to pee? I bet that Go-Girl Potty thing I told you about woulda been real handy right about now.

  3. Jonez Says:

    You’re 4 days behind on your budget updates. If you’re running out of money, put yo damn pride to side & holla at yo girl! Glad you’re having fun out there.

  4. Jonez Says:

    I don’t get it. How are you paying for extra train tickets when your EuroRail pass is for unlimited train rides? Break it down for me, Ma.

  5. Brigitte Says:

    i hope all is ok for you . Ready to come back?

    1. semplo Says:

      Hi Brigitte – Not sure if/when you’ll see this. But yes – I’m more than ready to come back. Was just reading through my European experiences and say this comment. Hope all is well with you. Take Care!


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