Every country has their own beauty. From best waffles in the world at Belgium to smoking pot and wandering along the Redlight District in Amsterdam. From the wonderful beaches of Greece to the famous red Phonebooths and buses of London. Those tasty paellas of Spain ; the old fashioned yellow tram of Portugal. The Paris of Love and Oktoberfest beer festival of Germany. The colourful houses of Denmark and delicious food and coffee from Italy. The stunning mountains of Switzerland and the Blue lagoon of Iceland. My God! I just couldn’t name it all even how much I try.
Most people think Europe is expensive to travel around. But in fact it can be affordable, you can explore with a low budget. Most of the tourist spots in each countries are just next to each other like in London, Krakow Poland, Rome, Berlin etc.
The most common question I always get is about how much did it cost me to support all my travels in Europe. It was a hard question because I did a lot of activies which caused me a fortune but I don’t mind spending my money on experience, Just always remember you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories! I spent a lot on missed flights because of my stupidity, tattoos, alcohol and etc. Seriously, depende talaga sa lifestyle and kung pano ka mag spend.
On the other hand, I always try to budget myself for 20euros per day with Food/ Sight seeing and City Transportation but it doesn’t mean it should strictly be to 20euros per day; it doesn’t work like that. Sometimes lower than 20euro or more. For example today you did a lot of travelling, drinking, activities and it cost you more than your allowance. But the next day mejo chill ka nalang, and you didn’t spend at lot. So ma babalance mo naman budget mo but it is still good to have extra money with you in case of emergency.
Keep in your mind na depende rin sa country yung expenses mo. Western Europe tends to be more pricey than Eastern Europe. Just do more research for every country you’re planning to visit.
But you can lower your budget if you do some of these tips:
Click this link -> Cheap ways to Travel.
Most of the attractions/tourist spots here in Europe are free! To find out what are the free things you can do in each Country/City, just go on google then type:
“What are the free things to do in (Insert the name of place).
I tend to stay in each country for approximately 3 to 4 days since enough na sya especially in Europe. What i usually do is 2days of full travel then 3rd and 4night tamang chill nalang then move to another country.
So let’s say minimum 150euro per country for 3 to 4days, Without Airfare.
Tips for saving for your travel fund -> How to save money for Travelling.
Europe is super easy to get around and very accessible with Bus, Plane and Train. But before you book your travels, check the prices first and calculate how much will be difference if you travel by Bus, Plane or Train,
Route started from Istanbul, Turkey all the way to Iceland.
If you weren’t in a rush and if you are a slow traveller, I will advice you to travel by Bus or Train. It will save you a lot of money. I used Megabus once from London to Belgium, it only cost me 30euro with return ticket and it wasn’t that bad.
You can also consider travelling by plane. Europe has budget flights, just book in advance. I usually use Ryanair because they offer cheap flights around Europe.
Accommodation is one of things to consider when you are planning for your trip in Europe, I do usually stay in hostels because they are affordable places to stay and there’s a lot of chance to meet new friends and sometimes they offer a lot of freebies like Maps, Free walk tour and etc.
I use hostelbookers.com to book my accommodation.
Sometimes you can get lower than 10euros to 15euros per night. Keep in your mind depende parin sa Country na pupuntahan mo. I found it expensive sa France, Norway, Iceland, London, Switzerland for short sa Western Europe compared sa Eastern Europe like Turkey, Greece, Italy, Budapest etc.
A Schengen Visa is the document thatwill allow you to visit 26 countries in Europe that part of Schegen Area.
Sorry I don’t have any idea about Schegen Visa since I am not really familiar with immigration protocols.
Please do some research about it and ask the immigration services to get a direct answer not like “Sabi kasi ng friend ko ganto eh”. Wag mag rely masyado sa sabi sabi lol. See for yourself.
Sorry I don’t have any itinerary to share because I don’t like planning my trips. Kasi it is all gonna change once you get there and I’m not kind of person na naka stick talaga ung gala nya sa Itinerary lol but it is good to have one tho. When I’m travelling, tinatarget ko lang ung Pinaka Landmark ng Country then take a selfie, then I’m done. Tamang Chill na lang.
Step 1: So what I do when I explore the city, I type this on Google (again):
Places must see in (insert the name of the city)
I used Paris as my Example,
All the tourist spots were shown on the search result. So at this Stage dito mo need si Google Map!
Open your google map app then type Eiffel Tower.
Step 2: Now it is easy for you to find Eiffel tower since it’s been marked already.
Step 3: Don’t forget to download the offline Map so you can use the app even without Internet Connection. Click the Three dots on the left side and the option tab then the image below will come up.
Simply click the Direction Icon if you wan’t to know what route to take to get from the airport to your accommodation, simply click the Direction Icon.
Then type your Accommodation Address on the right side and it will show you what mode of transportation to take for you to get to your destination.
Tip: I always add a label for my hostel so I can easily find it on my Google map and find the nearest landmark to my place.
This is what my google map looks like. It shows everywhere I have been. 🙂
So overall, You don’t have to be rich to travel the worldl. You just have to be smart especially when it comes to budgeting.
20 years from now… You’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the things you did, So Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money. You can always make money. Just go. Explore outside your comfort zone. Life is about memories not things. Travelling a is good investment for yourself! So Love yourself like what Bieber always say bwahahaha.
I made a video about My Europe experience with 21countries to Inspire everyone to travel especially people back home. Travelling alone. Thanks to all the people I met while I’m exploring the European continent and eventually end up travelling with, shared countless memories and experience.
Here’s some tips how to travel alone -> Travel tips: How to travel alone.
If you think travelling solo is boring, scary, lonely, and dangerous? Try to watch my short vid 🙂
A lot of people asking me about how I managed to afford all my travels? I’m not rich, neither are my parents. So I worked hard to earn money. Then I Saved, saved and saved. Then went travelling to countries I wanna go to. I do get some stupid messages asking me If I have a sponsor? For a walk? or A Sugar daddy to support all my expenses? I’m just laughing hard like srsly? But thanks to all those people who appreciated my way of travelling, those kind messages really makes me more motivated. Be safe guys.