Technically I started traveling on September 29th but I’m just going to roll that into October. It’s been an interesting month to say the least. I’ve spent some time in Paris, which is a city I will definitely head back to at some point. I’ve walked 575 kilometers through Spain and met some interesting people.
Countries Visited: 2
Countries: France, Spain
Distance Traveled: 8,935 km (5,584 miles)
Plane: 7,453 km (4,658 miles)
Train: 817 km (510 miles)
Bus: 89 km (56 miles)
Walking: 576 km (360 miles)
Total US $ Spent: $3,776
Total Transportation: $769
International Transportation: $577
Domestic Transportation (Trains, Buses within a country): $142
City Transportation (Taxis etc.): $49
Total Accommodation: $1,389
# of beds slept in: 26
Hotel Rewards: 1 night at a Hilton property (Versailles)
Total Food and Alcohol: $899
Eating Out: $857
Alcohol : $0*
*Since I am on the Camino, “Eating Out” includes alcohol as most meals include wine.
Luxury Items: $321
These are costs you probably wouldn’t need but I chose to do anyway.
Extra legroom on my flight to Paris: $105
Shipping my stuff on the Camino: $189*
*I would have been better mailing this but I used a transportation service, which was a mistake. It cost me 50 euros to ship a bag and Ann shipped a bag to the same place for 12 euros. Unfortunately I didn’t know the post office would hold the bag for you in Santiago.
Travel Items: $24
Bank fees: $9
Annual Fixed Costs: $282*
*Monthly share Health Insurance, VPN service, NHL Center Ice Package, Credit Card annual fees, Skype, Accountant etc.
Items lost or acquired:
1 shirt – Fell off my bag while it was drying on the Camino
1 pair of socks – Unknown circumstances
1 Canon S100 camera: Fell victim to a rain storm after an expensive Arcteryx rain failed to live up to its waterproof standard.
It will probably be significant if I can ever find a scale. The jeans I bought right before I left that were tight can’t stay on without a belt.