Financial Friday 11

Week 11 on the road.

Travel

On Friday, I went to Πάτρα (Patras), and came back on Monday. I saved a couple euro because I could book it round trip. It was a pretty good trip. You can read the post on it if you’re interested.

Accommodation

Friday to Sunday were at an AirBnB in Patras. It was a really good rate considering I had the place to myself plus access to a pretty sweet roof…and the hosts were amazing too.

Monday to Thursday was at a hostel in Αθήνα (Athens). The rate varied by day, but I was too lazy to calculate that and just divided the total by the number of nights.

Food

On Friday, I made a grocery run, because I wasn’t sure how getting food during Easter would work: $15.13. I’m glad I did too, because it lowered the rest of my food bill for Patras. I was also able to make some of the best tea I’ve had since…I can’t remember. Fruity tea with a side of cinnamon swirly crackers/cookies…so good!

Monday to Wednesday were a little higher than normal due to going out to eat with friends at least once a day. Though I did manage to keep it pretty low even for going out.

Thursday was ridiculous due to drinking at karaoke night. Not that I need alcohol to sing in front of a bunch of strangers, but it certainly helps.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.07 per day.

On Monday, I did laundry. The laundromat is expensive.

On Wednesday, I went to the Museum of Cycladic Art, and saw a bunch of stone figures. Museums in Athens are considerably more expensive than the ones in Θεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki)…or anywhere else in Greece that I’ve been when I think about it.

On Thursday, I bought more data for my phone. As awesome as GigSky is, it is mildly annoying that their plans only last for 15 days at most. I didn’t really need more data yet; I needed to stretch my time out to ensure coverage for my remaining time in Greece.

Summary

Week 11
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Total
Travel 16.75 0 0 16.75 0 0 0 33.5
Lodging 20.67 20.67 20.67 17.36 17.36 17.36 17.36 131.45
Food 20.69 2.47 2.47 12.98 10.61 9.89 17.06 76.17
Other 3.07 3.07 3.07 9.25 3.07 17.9 18.07 57.5
Total 61.18 26.21 26.21 56.34 31.04 45.15 52.49 298.62

So, not great, but not terrible either. Considering I changed cities, it was actually decent. Remember, fast travel is almost always more expensive than slow travel.

Until next week….

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