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Old 05-18-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
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Ok, I guess the last thing you veterans need is another know-nothing-noobie question about how much do I need. But here it goes.

I will be camping almost all the time, walking wherever I can and eating baguettes and cheese all the time. I do drink like a fish, I guess maybe a crate of about 10 bottles form a supermarket every few days would suffice, maybe a splash at the weekend. I cant imagine spending too much on museum trips etc, maybe only once a week.

Will €30 a day suffice? This will have to include eating, campground prices, and the drink.

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I am new as well but I will try and help

camp: €5
food: €5-€10
other (tours, drimks): €15


that would let you work off that budget....but that does not take any transportaion costs into effect. Also, that does limit your drinking in the bars and clubs money too.
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I think that you are going to be cutting yourself short if you try and make it on thirty€ a day. I think that If I were you i would try and bump that number up to forty or so. I am not saying that it can't be done, because it definitly can be done...on even less..you'll just have to decide whats more important drinking or food.
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Or just eat/drink Gunniess!!! I could eat and drink at the same time, I may look a little bit frail by the end of my trip but who cares!!!
I also doubt Ill be in clubs, and mostly drinking. Im gonna try to live in Paris/Berlin and maybe Munich for €40, most other places for €30 and amsterdam I guess for maybe €50, perhaps if i indulge myself maybe even €100
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Or just eat/drink Gunniess!!! I could eat and drink at the same time, I may look a little bit frail by the end of my trip but who cares!!!
Guiness. One for breakfast, on for lunch, and a reasonable dinner.
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Or just eat/drink Gunniess!!! I could eat and drink at the same time, I may look a little bit frail by the end of my trip but who cares!!!
ooooh I see a new weight loss program.... "the Guiness Diet" it has a ring to it
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ooooh I see a new weight loss program.... "the Guiness Diet" it has a ring to it
Its really not that good a diet. This past year all Ive been doing is, labouring during the day, have a meal at night, then go to pub and dirnk guinness, and ive put on 15kg. Iwas around 90kg when I left school, now im around 104-105 Im thinking of starting rugby...
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hmmmm....the problem can't be the guiness.....so i guess you should cut out the meal
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Have you considered cutting down on beers? I would sure make your trip last longer?
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Have you considered cutting down on beers? I would sure make your trip last longer?


Take that back! beer makes my world go round!!!
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I second that motion, STS.

Beer makes life good... inhibitions are bad =)

Does anyone think 40 CDN a day is good enough for food/attractions/drink/local transport? That amounts to about 26 euros i think. (can't find that little "e" button)
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you arn't including hostels in that? it will be tight but you should be fine

alt + 0128 = €
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wow i have never seen the full effect of all those dropping mouths...just mint!
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Dont think of it in terms of a certain amount per day. At least I dont. Some days you will need to spend more and some days you wont spend much at all. Just keep a eye on your overall remaining money and you can pretty much determine what you should be spending money on at the moment. Setting a daily budget would just be a drag.
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Where are you travelling?
If its in Europe i would`nt keep drinking Guinness!I`ve gotten some vile, overpriced shite in some places!
Even here Guiness is pricey in the cities...of course its the cheapest(and the best in the world0 in the country pubs/old man pubs.


Think i`ll have myself a Guinness after work actually...emmm.
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You wouldn't lose weight on Guiness that's for sure, walk into any pub in Ireland and look for the old man drinking guiness (he's in there somewhere) their usually big fat bastards that used bailing twine to hold up their pants.

It's a well known fact if you drink to much guiness you'll begin to get the urge to ware tweed next thing you know one of those capeens is on your head and haven't a clue what your talking about half the time but that doesn't stop you babbling on and on.
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