* The conversion has been based on the current exchange rate.
What Are We Doing?
We have finished our Workaway project with Natalie and her family. Leaving Xeraco was sad for us as we had been living there for almost six months. We really enjoyed our time there and will most certainly be going back to visit Natalie, Ivan and Marcos in the future.
Our next stop was Montanjeos where we spent five great days before moving on to our next Workaway project. For our second Workaway we chose something very different, check out our blog and see how we enjoyed living off the grid. We are now exploring Spain in our little two man tent. We didn't have any internet for two weeks which was amazing! Since then it has been very intermittent so we are very behind with our blogs. We only have a few weeks left before we are back home in the UK for a short visit before moving on to our next destination.
So lets see what this months figures are saying.
€164/ £126 ACCOMMODATION 14%
We are now in the part of our trip where we are going to be paying for accommodation. So you will be able to see how much of a chunk is taken from your budget through accommodation costs, as Jason explains in his blog about one of the many good reasons to do a Workaway. Thankfully for part of this month we were still at Natalies and then we had our second workaway project. The accommodation costs came in by staying in Montanejos and in Siurana, which are both places you should 100% visit.
€298/ £229 GROCERIES 25%
Apart from food this month we had a few other extras to pay for. These are things such as sending some post, pharmacy bills and buying necessities for camping. We also really stocked up on food before leaving Xeraco.
€17/ £13 TRAVEL 1.44%
Before cycling to and from Valencia in one go which is a round trip of around 87km. We completed two test rides going one way and then catching the train home. All of these rides were so much fun and we wish we had found this route sooner. Completing an 87km bike ride was a great achievement for us both.
€73/ £56 FUEL 6.22%
The fuel price this month isn't as bad as I thought it would be, especially considering how much we are moving around. Maybe next month it will be more as we have got some pretty long drives ahead.
€25/ £19 ALCOHOL 2.11%
Not a huge amount on alcohol this month. Just a couple of beers on a weekend and maybe a few when we were in Montanejos and Siurana. Oh we also had a couple after our bike rides to Valencia.
€9/£7 COFFEE & CAKE 0.7%
Wow we have really decreased the amount we normally spend in this area. I think we are both really conscious that our daily spend is increasing and we know next month it is really going to go up.
€87/ £67 EATING OUT 7.44%
At the end of two of our bike rides to Valencia we treated ourselves to a nice lunch. One was at an absolutely delicious Moroccan restaurant and another at a South American Steak house(only because the Moroccan was closed). We have also eaten other bits here and there when we have arrived places and been really hungry.
€0/£0 ACTIVITIES 0%
I am now in a slight profit with my dream catchers. For people at home, I am coming back next month and taking orders. If you would like one let me know, I am charging £10 each.