This is the most common question I get asked. Wahhhh!!! Go Europe, song(爽) lo!!! Eh how much you spend ah???
Let me attempt to break it down for you…
[Singapore Airlines] Kuala Lumpur – Istanbul (return): 60358 Krisflyer miles + RM 810.90
[Air France] Istanbul – Paris – Barcelona (return): RM 420 + RM 250 baggage (Ouch!) = RM 670
2 nights in Taksim (AirBnb): USD 73 (RM 302.80)
5 nights in Barcelona (Hotel): 210€ (RM 1018.15)
1 night in Paris (Hotel): 15€ (RM 71)
3 nights in Sultanahmet (Hotel): USD 110 (RM 456.43)
Pre-booked Tourist Attractions
Sagrada Familia: 29€ (RM 139.78)
Camp Nou: 21.65€ (RM 104.66)
Cash I Brought Over
I couldn’t find any money changer that does Turkish Lira in Malaysia, so I brought 500€ (RM 2325) cash with me. I spent every single dime of it.
13 days coverage: RM 123
International Data Roaming
RM38/day x 7 days = RM 266
Sister sent me from home to KLIA = free of charge
Uber ride from KLIA back home = RM 89.90
I think… that’s all. Did I miss out anything?
I’m not counting the Mavi jeans that I purchased by swiping my card. Shopping expense can happen anywhere, so there is no way I am including that in my trip expense.
Let’s add them all up. RM 810.90 + RM 670 + 302.80 + RM 1018.15 + RM 71 + RM 456.43 + RM 139.78 + RM 104.66 + RM 2325 + RM 123 + RM 266 + RM 89.90 = RM 6377.62
Tonight is actually the first time I actually sit down and calculate the figure properly. Before this when people asked me, I mumbled “Around RM 6.5k, definitely less than RM 7k”. Seems like I was right…