Financial Friday 9

Week 9 has come and gone. Let’s see what I spent…

Travel

Zero. I remained in Θεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki).

Accommodation

There were some exchange rate fluctuations that account for different pricing, but the hostel stayed the same.

Food

On Friday, ‘the Syrian’ cooked for a few of us staying at the hostel. The free dinner was amazing, and very unexpected among travelers. We almost always go ‘Dutch’ (split expenses individually) on everything.

On Monday and Tuesday, I went to a few restaurants with friends. There we go with making friends being expensive again…sometimes. I spend a lot less when I hit up a take-out place.

Other

On Friday, I spent some money for verification on CouchSerfing: $60. Some of the places I’d like to go in the near future don’t have hostels, and the AirBnBs are more than my budget can handle. I expect I’ll make this back many-fold, but time will tell.

On Tuesday, I went to the Ροτόντα (Rotunda: a Roman temple turned Christian turned Muslim turned museum), and the Museum of Photography again: $1.24 and $2.47 respectively. I know I’ve already been, but it’s fun to watch friends experience it.

Summary

Week 9
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Total
Travel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lodging 21.62 21.62 21.62 19.31 19.31 19.31 19.31 142.1
Food 6.18 6.16 3.58 17.06 19.16 3.34 0.99 56.47
Other 63.07 3.07 3.07 3.07 6.78 3.07 3.07 85.2
Total 90.87 30.85 28.27 39.44 45.25 25.72 23.37 283.77

So it looks like an average week. If the CouchSerfing ‘expense’ is taken out, it was a cheap week. Until next Friday….

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