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September 2019 Expense Summary

When Jenny and I started travelling I had great visions of publishing a post every month to track our progress in terms of our spending targets. Unfortunately time has caught up on me and we are now 7 months into the trip. This however seemed like the most opportune moment to reflect on the past 6 months and to assess…

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December Blog 002: Booking the Trip

Flights As we all know, RyanAir is an airline that offers no-frills flights mainly around continental Europe and the UK and their slogan says “Low Fares Made Simple“, therefore we assumed booking flights on RyanAir to Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro would rightly fit into that mantra. Our flights cost 350 pounds! Each! Though at least that is return with…

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December Blog 001: Planning the trip

Having got married in June 2017, we wanted to enjoy our first married Christmas together away on Holiday. We looked at a number of different locations from Greece to the Philippines, Denver to Barbados and Florida to Costa Rica. We even booked flights to Manila and hastily canceled them, unsure of wanting to go all that way for 10 days.…

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Blog 006: 171015 Last couple days

Montepulciano, Montalcino and going home Sitting on the plane writing this, we are sad to be going home. Holidays, no matter how long, always come to an end too quickly.  Montepulciano is quite a bit larger that some of the nearby medieval mountain towns and villages. It boasts relatively quiet streets and alleys. There are some very large hills and…

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Blog 005: 171013 Italy day seven

Siena, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano Siena is not a good city for driving and parking. Before we get to that though we had a lovely day. Once more Rick Steve provided an excellent guide for the city of Siena. With an audio splitter and two pairs of headphones in hand we wandered the streets of Siena learning of the 17 Contrade and…

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Blog 003: 171012 Italy day five 

Crêpes and Steps and Cats and Dogs Having traipsed around most of the famous sights already, we decided to focus our attention on relaxing and eating and drinking. Jenny wanted a crepe so we hunted everywhere for one. Finding crepes in Rome is not easy. Especially in the morning but eventually we found a nice lady who turned on her…

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Blog 002: 171011 Italy day four

Coliseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and plenty of wine! As yesterday, a late start for us, so much so that the cleaner and front desk both contacted us to check if we were alright and needed our room cleaned. Having read about the lengthy queues for the coliseum, we went the recommended route of purchasing tickets at the palotine gate. There…

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Blog 001: 171010 Italy day three

Vatican museum, St Peters Basilica and lots of queuing! We starting off our third day with a long lie in. Not rising until gone 11am, we hopped on the metro and pulled up to ottaviano station, just five minutes walk to the Vatican museums entrance. We pre-booked our tickets online and we highly recommend you do the same. There was…

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