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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Travel Tips: Travel Costs

Talk about a can of worms – how much does travelling cost? You might as well ask how long a piece of string is, because the answer, of course, is that it depends. It depends on whether you're a five-star-hotel traveller or a cockroach fetishist. It depends on whether you eat well or eat to survive. It depends on how addicted to Coke and Snickers you are, and whether you go for a short, sharp trip, or a long, open-ended one. The only way to be sure is to do some research, ask people who've been there, and accept that whatever figure you came up with, it's going to be wrong. Probably.

Tips for Budgeting

Below are some real figures from my trips, but before we get stuck into the maths, here are a few common sense pointers for budget travellers:

Sample Costs

If there's one thing that's guaranteed to go out of date fast, it's cost estimates, but here are two example budgets from trips I've made. Take them with a very generous pinch of salt.