Greece

I want to share my expenses with you, to show others it is possible to travel without spending a fortune.

 

On this page, I will be showing you how I spend my money and ways I find that will keep money in my pocket. 

 

Accommodation:

Keeping money in my pocket is the number one priority. I want to share some of my tricks on how to cut accommodation costs out of the equation. 

  • Couchsurfing is a platform that creates connections between souls. This website allows locals to open up their homes to travelers looking for a place to crash for a few nights. https://www.couchsurfing.com/

  • WorkAway is another platform that creates connections between businesses and travelers. A volunteer-based website where in exchange for working, you receive free food and accommodation. https://www.workaway.info/

 

Vegan Food:

Since I am vegan, I eat out as little as possible unless it's a vegan restaurant, then you better believe I will be treating myself to some delicious food. So usually I will google two things before touch down in a new area, one search for a vegan restaurant nearby and two organic grocery stores. Organic stores are the only place I can find nutritional yeast I need my vitamin B12. 

 

Data:

Picking out a phone carrier can get complicated at times. Vodafone was the only company I could find at the airport. However, I would suggest going to the city to buy a sim card. 
Frog is the company locals use, while Wind is another company that I used while I was there. 

Tours:

If you are the type of person who dislikes planning and wants a tour guide. There are amazing websites that allow travelers to connect with locals who volunteer their time to show you around their city. 

 

Transportation:

Using transportation in Greece, there are three methods, the train, buses, and Beat (it is their Uber.)

Please leave a comment below this is all so I can help others achieve their goals and be brave enough to go after their dreams. If there is anything you would like me to talk about or if this was helpful for you, let me know. I would greatly appreciate any feedback from you all. Have a fabulous year, because we all deserve it. 

Travel Expenses:

 

Flight:

$280

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Athens, Greece

Accommodation:

Couchsurfing FREE

Workaway FREE

Food:

Grocery Stores $33.62

Workaway FREE

Vegan Restaurants $28

Data:

Airport $32

Vodafone $43 10GB

Wind $35 20GB

Tours:

FREE

Transportation:

Bus $50

Beat $16

Train $10

Other:

Clothing Used Jacket $6

Shoes $66

Necklace $50 I fell in love impulse buy.  

Misc. $50

 

Total Spent in 33 days:

$700 with flight

$420 without flight