2 months in the UK for just $6,000
While many people think that it is very expensive to travel in Europe, I spent only HK$6,000 during my two month stay in the U.K. Many friends of mine were very curious how I did that, actually you can totally decide how much you are going to spend when you travel! It is not that difficult.
What I wore
It was winter in the U.K. when I visited, the good thing about it was, warmth came first, no one cared how you look. All the way I wore on me the same thick jacket, I didn't do washing often as I hardly sweat, so laundry cost was also saved.
What I ate
Eating out in the U.K. is generally expensive, so most of the time I cooked at home. I liked shopping in supermarkets, especially after sunset when I could buy things at discounted price. I also loved supermarkets' home brands, as they were much cheaper than normal brands.
I made this pizza in hostel
What I usually had for lunch and supper
What I lived
Accommodation costs could be big, I did couchsurfing a lot so a large part of money was saved. Sometimes I went to backpacker hostels, which usually costs around $100 to get a bed in mixed dorm, much more economical than staying in hotels.
A caravan I stayed
A typical couch when I had couchsurfing
How I moved around
While there are budget airlines, there are also budget buses. I always checked for bus discounts, sometimes I could get really great deals like 1 GDP ticket, which meant a few hours bus ride costs me only HK$36. For shorter distances, I prefer walking. Walking saves money and allow you to see more.
There is always a cheaper way to travel, like for my case, I went to more than 20 cities spending only HK$6,000 , and gained lots of experience.
Lake district in the U.K.
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