This is something that has been a constant issue ever since I decided I wanted to quit the day job, pack my bags and head off round the world.
I’m still only in my first ‘proper’ job since graduating from university so though I may be getting a fairly acceptable wage, I have no savings (or rich parents), I’m paying off my student loan every month and I travel into London every day which, although I’m still technically in zone 6, is a lot of money!
This, coupled with my uncontrollable addiction to shoes and ‘all things pretty’ means it has been rather a challenge to save for this trip. I had originally intended to have £5K total for the 4 months I’m away, but since paying for all the necessary tours and excursions (so I’m not a complete loner) and the ridiculously priced Malaria tablets and injections, I’m left with only just £4K.
So, as I’m a first time traveller and stupid looking for advice, I wondered if anyone else could advise me. Will £4,000 be enough to cover my accommodation, food and living costs while I’m away? I have an emergency overdraft just in case (I get mauled by an animal, decide to elope, see a nice pair of shoes etc) but I don’t really want to use it unless I have to! And I don't really want to end up like these guys...
Also, what’s the best way of taking this money about with me, ie credit card, cash card, travellers cheques etc?
Any help appreciated :)