The best of world on a budget of €15 a day…

InterRail budget tip of the day (Day Three, Vienna)

This journey is sponsored by InterRail and I’ll be posting a daily tip about how to save money for those of you who might be undertaking an InterRail journey for yourself.

Water, water everywhere.

You’ve heard it a million times before but with travelling it’s more important than ever – drink water. When you’re on the road, you’ll need even more than normal because you’re always out and about, and you’re hopefully be managing to squeeze a bit of booze out the fifteenaday budget, too (good work Team, good work).
When you’re thirsty you’re more likely to get tired whilst wandering around the city and give up and head to the pub or cafe for a pick me up – nothing wrong with that, but it gets expensive.
Another thing that gets expensive is always buying the water on the road. Many cities in Europe have fountains where you can fill up everywhere and supermarkets often sell full litres of water for about 0.50 cents, so there’s no reason to be buying a new bottle on every corner. You’ll be amazed at how quick it adds up. Save your fifteenaday (and the planet) and bit a bit more sensible – you’ll often be in the tourist spots where water is hiked up to €2 for a half litre at a minimum.
So with this in mind, there is no excuse for today’s epic fail.  While watching Romeo and Julia ballet at Vienna’s stunning opera house, the grogginess from last night’s wine revisited me and was interfering with my ability to appreciate Romeo’s perfect and endless Pirouettes. So at half time I spent a whopping €3.20 for a bottle of water. Keep in mind the ticket cost me €3.
Practice what you preach, Medlock.

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This entry was posted on September 19, 2012 by in General Money Saving Tips.
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