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1. Posted by Tam_j (Budding Member, 32 posts) 10 May '13 23:05

Hi All!

I'm sure this has been an exhausted question asked fair too often by many, but i'll ask away!

I will be traveling around Europe for 6 months, both Eastern & Western, just wondering if 12,000 euros for spending money is plenty! Keep in mind that all my internal flights have been booked, a few train rides booked, ferries between the greek islands booked and my accommodation money put separate.

Basically, just want a few feedback if it's doable as I will be budgeting to not get too crazy with shopping lol.

:)

2. Posted by WomBatt (Full Member, 106 posts) 11 May '13 00:38

When you say 'booked' presumably you mean paid. There is no mention of your international travel being paid.

€12000/180 days = €66+ per day. If you mean, your accommodation money is excluded and this is for local transport, two meals a day, admission charges and a modest amount of fun, then as a generalisation, yes, for western Europe, but it is impossible without knowing where you go or what your interests are. Eastern Europe, yes certainly.
Again, generally, a northern city of west Europe will be more expensive than a southern city will be more expensive than a southern town will be more expensive than the sticks.
If budget is a concern you should put pen to paper and do the maths.

Not what you asked, but are you aware of the Schengen agreement and have you made allowances?

3. Posted by Tam_j (Budding Member, 32 posts) 11 May '13 07:24

Yes 'booked' as in paid! My return airfares have been paid so as my interval flights. I went against getting a Eurail pass so I will need to budget for trains and it helps as I've got a set in stone itinerary. I understand some countries maybe more expensive compared to others :). I plan on doing the tourists site of places I visit as well as a night or two out but I have put pen to paper and approximately 12,000 should be okay for what I want to do :)

I am aware of The Schengen Agreement, I will be out in Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro and Egypt so I won't be over staying.

4. Posted by WomBatt (Full Member, 106 posts) 12 May '13 00:37

O.K.
Yes, I see you will not be purchasing a pass certainly rightly so, with good planning.

As you are and will certainly make savings purchasing train tickets well ahead of time (beware many or all will be non refundable) a huge resource for train travel is
http://www.seat61.com/index.html#.UY9ESLXE9QU