We have decided to plan a weekly post on an update of our weekly budget, accommodation, experiences and lessons learned. During our first few weeks we have been pretty laid back about our blog and have so much still to write about, it’s hard for us to be focused on writing when there are so many fun distractions on the road. So we have officially gave ourselves one deadline. Every Wednesday we will give you the lowdown on our week. You can let us know if our week was worth it?
Where have we been?
Barranquilla & Taganga (Colombia)
What have we spent?
Our rough budget is £50 per day and we expected to go over this week due to Carnaval but we are slightly under which is great after a few crazy party days!
Food: £60, Rough price of main meal is around £1.50- £3
Bus (Barranquilla – Taganga) £4each,
Sharing taxi’s during carnival/ bus station: Roughly £15
Alcohol: around £40 (2 beers at carnival were £1)
Carnival outfits: £8
Nic’s Dress & Hair piece £4, Chris’s Poncho £4 ( hat & Rum were gifts from friends, muchas gracias amigos)
Carnaval tickets: £11
It was £20 for grandstand tickets outside the gate so we walked a few blocks to another gate and paid £2.50 for a local experience and the second day we got grandstand for £3. Happy savings!!
Daily spend roughly: £34.71 per day for both of us to eat, sleep, party at carnival and escape to the beach!
We now have £15.29 per day (£107.03) to add to any extra travel or experiences most likely towards scuba diving!
Where did we stay?
5 nights in San Marcos hotel (Barranquilla) £17 per night pretty cheap for carnival nights, met amazing people and hotel staff were awesome!
2 nights in a local house with room for rent £8 per night double room, clean and great wifi.
What we loved?
I think its obvious that our highlight this week is carnival!!
Post in progress to hear about the madness!
What did we learn?
We have learnt how extremely friendly Colombian people are. Along our travels in Colombia we have not felt intimidated. Every local person has been so nice helping us out and worried about us, reminding us to look after our things even with little English/Spanish or via hand gestures. Colombia is amazing it provides the perfect atmosphere to party with the locals being so welcoming and also one of the best places to chill in the world as the lifestyle is so laid back it really is a unique country and should be on everyone’s bucket list (we love Colombia so much we haven’t even scored it off ours)