Truth be told, I’m a little conflicted. As of last night I was invited to another fun night out on the town (with lots of heavy drinking involved no doubt) however, after the brief excitement of the invitation I found myself crunching numbers in my head. Do I really need to spend X amount in entertainment, when it could very well be the amount of an one way ticket with easyJet + fee of one 20kg bag?
My rough travel itinerary which is still coming along (because I can’t decide whether or not I should add more places in or spend a week in each destination, hence WIP) would come out to these figures:
easyJet: Mon 15 December 2014 Amsterdam to Berlin Schoenefeld: 73.33 USD
easyJet: Sun 21 December 2014 Berlin Schoenefeld to Copenhagen: 71.15 USD
SAS Scandinavian Airlines: Mon 29 December 2014 Copenhagen to Stockholm, Mon January 5 2015 Stockholm to Amsterdam: 190.18 (-44.21 travel credit left over from my trip last year) works out to be: 145.97 USD
All together: 290.45 USD
While that’s not a massive amount, I couldn’t help but to think of those yet to be purchased tickets in terms of alcohol at the bar – 300 dollars is probably the equivalent of a couple of nights out on the town which I really do not care for. Yes I wish I socialized more, but I also understand I cannot have everything at once. And when it comes down to it, seeing the world excites me more than going out and celebrating for the sake of…well, it being another weekend?