May has been our most expensive month yet, which coming after our cheapest month, was quite a shock. We travelled pretty fast this month, and did two tours, something we hadn't done much of before. This, combined with the fact that we took an unexpected flight and a couple of overnight bus journeys, starts to explain why it was so expensive.
What did we spend? (All values are in GBP)
- Total spent for 2 people in May (31 days): £2023.88
- Average per person per day: £32.64
This was the first month where our spending on transport was higher than accommodation. The entertainment portion is almost entirely the four day tour of Bolivia's Southwest Circuit, which included transport, accommodation and food, but it also included entrance to a few museums and art galleries. You'll also notice the introduction of a new category: Bribes. Zab decided this would be a fun way to categorise having to pay to use public toilets, something we didn't really ever have to do in Chile, Argentina or Uruguay.
Indefinite Adventure around the web
- 8th May: Suzy picked our 100 Days of Travel post for her Stumble Over Travel segment. Hooray!
- 8th May: Simon of Voyage Travel Apps mentioned our April report in his roundup of Amazing Folks Who Have Used Trail Wallet To Track Their Expenses on Their Travels then Written About It on the Internet.
- 16th May: Amanda over at A Dangerous Business interviewed us both for her Thursday Traveler series (we made her add an ‘s', because we're special!). Read about what we think of the Ukraine, and how we're really not nudists!
- 17th May: Jonny of Don't Stop Living interviewed me (Sam) for his World Traveller series. Read all about my fear of motorbikes, ineptitude at recognising when someone's flirting with me and why I think you should embrace street food!
- 17th May: a photo I took in Paris back in 2008 was used as the Friday Postcard on Twenty-Something Travel by Steph.
What did we do?
The month began in Buenos Aires, in the apartment we ended up staying in for 6 weeks, then we travelled through northern Argentina, hitting Córoba, Capilla del Monte, Cafayate and Salta. We tried to cross the boarder to Chile, but it was closed due to snow, so we went straight to Tarija instead. We spent a few days in southern Bolivia before taking a four day tour through Bolivia's remote south western corner and stopped in Uyuni before moving on to Sucre, where we are thinking about stopping again for a while, but we're not sure.
(If you want to see our full route, you can check out our map.)