Nomadic Cost of Living: July

Friday, August 5, 2011  at 6:58 AM
After the end of every month I will sum up Chris's and my expenses and break it down into categories.  This is meant to be one part lets-see-where-our-money-is-going, one part reflect-on-the-month, one part it-is-possible-to-travel-with-almost-no-money adventure.

$390-Transportation Total
      $26-Easybus rides to the London Stansted Airport from downtown London
      $294-Easyjet flights from London to Toulouse
      $70-Bus, Train, and another bus to get us to our Helpx location
$28-Lodging Total (free lodging with Helpx for most of the month, free camping for the end of the month plus two pilgrim hostels while on the Camino)
$50-Food Total (mainly bread and soup, plus a fruit tarte for the birthday of one of our Helpx hosts)
$61-Other Items Total
      tickets to see Harry Potter 7: Part II (completely worth it!), screwdriver to fix digital camera, several maps, some toiletry items and two walking sticks

Nomadic Cost of living for the month of July: $529

Chris and I started July by traveling from London to France.
In Southern France we worked on our very first Helpx where we helped remodel an old French farmhouse.
While at this farmhouse, we took care of chickens, hung sheets upon sheets of drywall, and met some fantastic people.
At the end of the month, we packed up all of our belongings in our backpacks, walked from France to Spain and set off on a section of the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage from France through northern Spain.

Not too bad for our first whole month as nomads!  

Flowers In Jar by Danalynn C
Wildflowers in a small vase on the kitchen table at our farmhouse.
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