January was a slightly hectic month of family, friends, work and travel.
What did we do?
The first few days spent continuing our roadtrip around southern Britain that we began at the end of December, first by bringing in the new year in Bristol, then visiting a friend in Malvern and my mother in Oxford, before returning to London and catching up with work and other friends there and doing an amazing food tour. We then flew together to Budapest and spent ten days in a cute apartment we rented, mostly working and eating good food. From there, I took a train to Austria to start a teaching contract while Zab flew back to London.
What did we spend?
- Total spent for two people in January (31 days): £1128.91
- Average per person per day: £18.21
The pie chart:
Here, the accommodation spending is entirely for the apartment we rented for 11 nights in Budapest, as the rest of the time we were either staying with friends or family, or while I was working in Austria, my company covered the cost of my hotel.
Most of the Transport spending is accounted for by flights to Budapest from London (and back again, for Zab) trains I had to take to and within Austria and London public transport.
Not included in the above total is £43.76 on electronics and tech accessories, £24.95 of which was a laptop case for Zab's new laptop.
Indefinite Adventure around the web
Compared to other months, I wrote quite a lot of content that was published on other sites in January. This is the full list in case you missed any of them:
- I put forward my suggestions for three alternative digital nomad hubs for South America for Never Ending Voyage
- I put together a vegetarian foodie itinerary for a day in Madrid for Ashley Abroad
- Beth, from Besudesu Abroad interviewed us
- My favourite vegetarian, vegan and raw restaurants in South America converge in this post I did for Our Favorite Adventure
- Somehow, I'd never written about the day we cycled around Lago Nahuel Huapi near Bariloche in Argentine Patagonia, so I finally did so for Our Oyster
- I reflected on travelling in South America and the power of being out as a gay traveller for the Globetrotter Girls
- The small but worthwhile town of Valdivia in southern Chile doesn't get enough press, so I compiled this brief guide for Indie Travel Podcast
- My favourite kind of food is South Asian food, and when I can't find it on my travels, I resort to making it myself so I thought I'd share this vegan recipe with Hungry Escapades
- We were interviewed by A Couple Travelers
- I'm still kinda obsessed with Buenos Aires, and these 10 reasons to love the city that I put together for Backpack Me are just the tip of the iceberg!
- Justin from True Nomads shared a photo of one of the most beautiful places we went in Ecuador: Laguna Quilotoa
On the blog
- With the help of some awesome travel bloggers, I put together this mammoth post on safety while travelling in South America
- To give you a peek into the culinary delights of Cuenca, our favourite Ecuadorian city, I compiled a post all about the best vegetarian eats
- Our number one absolute favourite hotel in all of South America, the Black Sheep Inn in rural Ecuador deserves more than just a passing mention, so it got its own review here
- I wrote about our first ever food tour (spoiler: it was amazing!), with Madrid Food Tours
- In response to the provocative questions of fellow travel blogger, Colleen Brynn, I wrote my own contribution to the Pass the Baton series
- Another in our Expat Living series: this time in Ecuador with two Spanish brother, Iker and Endika
- Brianna, from the Vangabonds, kindly wrote for us about an organic vegetarian restaurant in Cusco, Peru, a city we didn't get to
- My mother, Sarah, put down some words about her experience of visiting the Galapagos islands with her husband, who took some amazing photos of the local life
How was your January?