25th June 2018
Well folks, we have been living in Pogo for 90 days, we have covered 6,334 kms and visited 11 countries. Travelling through France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, a quick dash through Slovenia in to Croatia, then we entered Montenegro avoiding Bosnia and we turned northwards through Serbia and Hungary and continued north into Slovakia.
Along the way we have have some great adventures including exhilarating river rafting and riding the longest, highest zip wires, Cathy found her sea legs on the ferries, we’ve met some great people and made new friends. We have seen the most amazing cities, cathedrals, basilica’s, historic buildings, all types of architecture, castles, fortress’s, informative walking tours, boat trips and enjoyed many different views of the countryside, hills, mountains, gorges, rivers, lakes, forests and plains, we have had a wonderful time.
We were in typical holiday mode in Croatia and we overspent, we felt like we were on holiday for a month with all that hot sun, sea, coastal views and that chill out and enjoy it feeling.
The front and rear brakes have been replaced along with the suspension mounts, plus the fresh water pump has also been replaced.
We have free camped/wild camped for 31 nights without any problems.
Together we have faced a few challenges and problems and here we are to tell the tale.
Here are the numbers if you are interested!
Our budget is €55 per day, so for 90 days = €4,950 (euros)
Spent €6,928.34 in 90 days, including repairs, therefore we have overspent by €1,978.34. This is an average spend of €76.98 per day.
If we exclude the repairs which we hadn’t factored into our budget we are over budget by €1,194.63, having spent €6,144.63, this is an average of €68.27 per day.
Fuel consumption is 27.5 mpg.
Spend in each country per day
*France; 5 days – €92.94
*Belgium; 2 days – €28.75
*Germany; 2 days – €66.51
*Switzerland; 2 days – €21.99
*Italy; 12 days – €89.84
*Slovenia; 1 day – €15.00
*Croatia; 35 days – €88.03 (excluding repairs)
The good news is that our spending has decreased in the last three countries we have visited!
*Montenegro, 9 days, we have spent €497.71 (€55.30 per day)
*Serbia, 11 days, we have spent €599.60 (€54.55 per day)
*Hungary, 8 days, we have spent €401.91 (€50.23)
Hopefully if we carry on reducing our spending we might be back on track in a couple of months!