Posts Tagged "money matters"

Expenses: Asia, NZ, South America

Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Argentina, Asia, Australasia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, South America | 1 comment

Expenses: Asia, NZ, South America

Well, we are back in Canada! Can you believe that a year went by so fast? I certainly can’t. Over the next week or two we are going to have a series of posts with lots of statistics about our trip – including the $64,000 question. This post is the third of three posts about daily costs around the world. This post includes: Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and several countries in South America. It doesn’t include Australia because of the nature of the family vacation we took there. If you need some help understanding this post, please see my Expenses: Europe and the...

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How to access your money in Argentina

Posted by on Mar 31, 2009 in Argentina, South America | 3 comments

How to access your money in Argentina

Though I know most of you are waiting (somewhat) patiently for our Bolivia post, we thought it was important to interrupt the order of our blog temporarily for some travel advice. How to access your money in Argentina. Though we have been loving most parts of Argentina since we arrived 30 hours ago, one aspect has been hampering our fun. We couldn’t take out more than 320 pesos ($110 CAD) from an ATM at a time. With, with a hefty bank fee of $3 to $5 dollars a transaction, this was going to make Argentina notably more expensive than anticipated. To make matters even worse, we could...

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Expenses: Africa

Posted by on Dec 17, 2008 in Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, The UK, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe | 1 comment

Expenses: Africa

Back due to popular demand (or my shear dorkiness)… in order of cheapest to most expensive countries… here is our budget breakdown for Africa! Please see my Expenses: Europe and the Middle East post for information about how to understand these posts! Uganda (17 days) $35 PPPD Visas $109 Accommodation $253 $7 Transport $255 $8 Sights $255 $8 Shopping $14 Food & Incidentals $301 $9 Gorilla Permits $1157 We didn’t include our Gorilla permits in our daily cost since $500 per person on a one day event is pretty steep and many people forgo that...

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Expenses: Europe & The Middle East

Posted by on Aug 27, 2008 in Europe & The Mid East | 6 comments

Expenses: Europe & The Middle East

For those of you who are interested in such things (namely, money) this is the first of several posts providing some statistics regarding just how much it costs for two people to travel around the world for a year. We will do a similar post after we leave each continent. When reading these posts remember: we stay in hostels or the cheapest accommodation option, we try to eat on the cheap, we don’t drink very much, there are 2 of us (which makes accommodation half price in some countries), and neither one of us is interested in going to every single museum or attraction, we prefer to...

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Who, What, When, Where, Why & How?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2008 in Getting Ready | 0 comments

Who, What, When, Where, Why & How?

Welcome to our travel blog!  It is a work in progress for the next two weeks but Jon was willing to get something up and running so I could start blogging!  We are about to leaveon a year long adventure around the globe and this (longish) entry will answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. Who: Jonathan Suter (25) & Allison Pelensky (25) (About Us) What: A one year (May 10th, 2008 – May 9th, 2009) circumnavigation of our beautiful planet.  Where [When]: Cross Country Road Trip [Apr 30 – May 9]  We are renting a car and driving across the country.  We will stop...

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