May was a stationary month, the focus mostly on work.
What did we do?
We spent all of May in Berlin, subletting a temporary apartment in Schillerkiez, one of our favourite parts of the city. We worked a lot in cafés, cycled around, ate some great food, saw Zab’s sister perform at a Kreuzberg club, did a food tour, watched an English-language theatre performance and met up with friends including some other bloggers, Adam and Victoria and Steve.
What did we spend?
- Total spent for two people in May (31 days): £1436.61
- Average per person per day: £23.17
The pie chart:
All of the accommodation portion of our spending in May was the rent for the apartment we sublet in Berlin, which included all bills, plus we got the use of two (old) bikes too. Half of the transport spending was on a train ticket for me to get back to Austria at the end of the month and the rest was for the odd times we used the Berlin public transport to get somewhere after dark, somewhere really far from our place or if it was raining. Unsurprisingly, café spending was higher than either food or eating out and entertainment mostly included the activities mentioned above. As usual, miscellaneous was the usual toiletries, haircuts and odds and ends that don’t fit in to any other category.
Note on the spending report: I have decided to no longer include our spending in the monthly reports. One reason for this is that our plans over the coming months are going to be a bit unusual and many of the things we’ll be doing (and paying for) have nothing to do with travel, so our spending will not realistically reflect a lifestyle of nomadic travel. When I feel it appropriate, I will instead create spending reports for specific countries or regions, such as this one about Bolivia, as I believe this information will be much more useful and interesting.
Indefinite Adventure around the web
We didn’t pop up all that much on another site in May.
- Jules and Christine invited me to contribute to their Friday Faces series, so I shared this picture from Syria
- Justin and Lauren asked for my best tip for saving money in order to travel
On the Blog
- I talked about why I think London is a great place to visit but not the best place, at least for me, to live
- In an attempt to rectify the fact that I didn’t cover much about our time in Chile last year, I revisited one of the culinary highlights: the cakes
- After her triumphant win, I discussed why I thought Conchita Wurst being crowned the ‘Queen of Europe’ was such a significant event
- Expanding our Food Porn Friday series to cover gourmet eats, we reviewed one of the most amazing vegan restaurants in Berlin, La Mano Verde
- Four years after visiting Syria, I talked about why I’ve had such a hard time writing about this wonderful country
- When we were invited to take part in a food tour in Berlin, we couldn’t resist! Read what we thought about it
- With contributions from six great bloggers, I put together some advice on how to go about getting a job teaching English in six different Asian countries
How was your May?