We keep a track of all of our spending as we’re going along and here we’ve broken it down by country, so you can see what we’ve spent to give you an idea of how cheap/expensive a place can be.
|Daytime parking||0.00 €|
|Wild Camping||2||0.00 €|
|Free Aires||0||0.00 €|
|Paid for Aires (inc toilet emptying cost)||1||0.70 €|
|ACSI Site||0||0.00 €|
|Camping Cheque Site||0||0.00 €|
|Food (ie Supermarket)||17.80 €|
|Food (ie eating and drinking out)||20.20 €|
|Repairs to Dave||0.00 €|
|Contact with home (paid wifi, phones, post)||16.27 €|
|Tours/Entrance fees||0.00 €|
|Supplies (ad-hoc items for Dave – non motoring)||0.00 €|
|Total cost||149.09 €|
|Cost per day||49.70 €|
|Cost per day (minus repairs)||49.70 €|
|Total Mileage (@ approx 29mpg)||377|
|Average miles per day||125.7|
Wild camping is tolerated in Belgium as long as you are only stopping for 24 hours. We found a very popular aire was full so around 20 motorhomes had parked up in a nearby office car park as it was the weekend. We passed through Belgium on our way back to the UK so the only shopping done in the supermarkets was for perishables as well as Belgian chocolates and gifts.
When we took the bus into Gent we found it was much cheaper to buy your ticket at a kiosk or machine instead of paying the driver on the bus (€2.40 instead of €4.00).