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How much does it cost to ski in Bansko, Bulgaria?

How much does it cost to ski in Bansko, Bulgaria?

One of the main reasons we chose to ski in Bansko, Bulgaria – rather than somewhere further west in Europe – was the price. Going skiing is always going to be more expensive than taking a similar trip sans winter sports – you have to buy a lift pass, and, unless you own your own gear (which carries its own transport costs), hire gear and perhaps book a few lessons to get your skills up to scratch. All of this…

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Budget breakdown: two days in Copenhagen

Budget breakdown: two days in Copenhagen

As the world gets more expensive, it can seem like everyone is competing to win the “it costs me the most live an ordinary existence” contest. House prices have become a comparative signifier of the modern yo-pro’s economic stress, with everywhere from London to New York to Sydney to San Francisco exclaiming that they have the hottest, most unaffordable property market. Within this mix of many major cities exclaiming their citizens are the most likely to be living in an abandoned warehouse…

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How much does a weekend in Lithuania cost?

How much does a weekend in Lithuania cost?

Everyone thinks travel is really, really expensive. The shocking truth is… it depends. Travel can be really expensive, if you stay in luxury hotels in expensive countries and only eat gourmet food. It can also be really cheap, if you stash yourself away on a cargo ship, sleep in rooms full of cockroaches with twenty other people and subsist solely on food you’ve foraged yourself. Or, you know, somewhere between these two extremes. To be clear, travel is not, fundamentally,…

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