Packed and ready for the ride to Belgrade, so it’s time to calculate how much I spent for the week in Bulgaria. I’ve converted all expenses to U.S. dollars for ease of comparison throughout my trip.
Train: Second-class (only option) from Bucharest to Sofia: $32.50
Metro (5 rides): $5
Groceries & Food: $105
Health & Medical: $11.40
Plovdiv & Day Trips: $91
GRAND TOTAL: $449.10
My loose goal was basically to spend $500 per week for my trip, bringing my total cost to about $3500. If you remember, I overspent in Romania due to a last-minute AirBnB challenge. But, I’m $50 under my goal for this week.
As I said before, I’m not going to be a slave to cost on this trip. Although I am loving the Balkans, I’ve got too many other countries calling my name to make a return trip anytime soon — at least on my own dime.