Our November and December 2014
We spent most of our November-December at the same place, the Coworking Camp in Turkey, so here’s a combined recap for the months. We also had a few days in Athens, travelled to Kas and Istanbul, stopped at Prague and headed home to Finland for Christmas.
Countries visited: 4 (total 29 countries*)
Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic and Finland
Cities/towns visited: 8 (total 103 cities/towns)
Athens, Kemer (Göynuk), Istanbul, Kas, Prague, Hämeenlinna, Kokemäki and Helsinki.
In Kemer we stayed at the all-inclusive Majesty Mirage Park Resort. We were there for the Coworking Camp, but it could be an affordable getaway even without it, the off-season all-inclusive(!) rates starting around 45€ for two.
On our way to Prague we spent a night at the Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport at the ISG Airport Hotel (check it at booking.com), which was very comfortable and the breakfast was great (and we got upgraded to a suite!).
In Prague we stayed at the Desighotel Elephant (check it at booking.com), which was a great deal, with excellent breakfast and walking distance from center. There was a bit too much emphasis on “design” though, on cost of comfortability.
Back in Finland we stayed with family and friends.
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Average daily spend on accommodation: Greece 36.5€, Turkey 31€, Prague 51€, Finland 0€ (22€**)
In Turkey we did two weekend trips where the price of accommodation was higher than at the all-inclusive. The all-inclusive deal was 54€ per night, which after dividing it evenly between accommodation and food, was 27€ per night for accommodation. In Finland, our friends and relatives are luckily not charging us for visiting them.
Average daily spend on food: Greece 44€, Turkey 33€, Prague 48€, Finland 7€ (30€)
In Greece we ate out several times during our last days, since there were so many things we still wanted to try. In Turkey, we only ate outside the all-inclusive few times, because having the buffet there was just so convenient. On the other hand, in Prague we spent a lot of time eating at different restaurants. So good! In Finland we spent very little, I think most of the costs were food drinks and food for the New Year’s party.
* All totals Anno Digital Nomad (ADN) = after January 4th, 2013.
** Average spent ADN, for two people
In the blog
Week 45: ”Getting the work done in the winter sun” at the Coworking Camp Turkey. Definitely rings true, we’ve been very productive. Having sunshine, sea views from our office and good all-inclusive catering doesn’t hurt either.
Week 46: We started the week with a 3-day vacation (no laptops!) in Istanbul, hitting the tourist trail and just enjoying the city with our coworker friends. Istanbul was magnificent, but we were also happy to be back in the warm and sunny Kemer and the Coworking Camp Turkey.
Week 50: Hiking to the Termessos ruins and saying goodbye to the amazing Coworking Camp Turkey. Then a long journey took us to the rainy city of Prague to explore the Christmas markets and the food scene.
Weeks 51-52: This is our double Christmas edition, taking you from Prague to the dark and snowy Finland. There was some good luck, getting together with family, enjoying Christmas treats and the white landscapes, plus catching up with dear friends.
Our October 2014: We lived amongst the unbelievable monuments of Skopje, hiked in the beautiful Matka Canyon, had a short vacation at the history-filled city of Thessaloniki, and explored Athens and its surroundings with fellow travel bloggers.
Kemer and surroundings, Turkey
Coast trip to Kas, Turkey
Prague, Czech Republic
And… that’s how we spent November and December.
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