It’s our last full day in Lucerne and we spent most of it just wandering around – you could never tire of the views here.
- 10.70 Supermarket
- 15.60 Lunch
- 10.00 Water (x4)
- 21.60 Dinner
- 7.00 Pastries!
- 7.00 Lunch
- 6.60 Coffee (One S Bucks Grande Cappuccino – yikes)
- 16.60 Gifts
- 8.00 Ice Creams
- 30.00 Dinner
(Today) we bought small gifts for the kids (Swiss chocolate of course), and then this evening we had dinner at the Lucerne version of Chipotle – Mexxx – which was very good.
Back home tomorrow!
Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. We’re having a fantastic time in Lucerne. The city is beautiful, and the weather is amazing – what more could you ask for!
As usual I’ve set a budget for this trip (£400), and I’m tracking our spending as we go.
Before we left home we changed £250 into 350 Swiss Francs – any other spending will be done on our fee free credit card and paid off as soon as we get home.
- £27.50 Airport meal (Frankie & Bennies*)
- £2.20 Water
- 112.00 Return Train Fare
- 8.00 Water and Swiss Chocolate (couldn’t resist!)
- 66.00 Dinner
- 10.00 Drinks
- 30.00 Glacier Garden
- 8.00 Drinks
- 8.80 Lunch
- 76.00 Dinner and Wine
….as usual most of our spending is on food and drink!
* awful meal! I should of refused to pay really, it was that bad!
PS. More photos on my Flickr photo stream.
Boston: My heart goes out to all the people affected by the terror attack at the Boston Marathon yesterday. I find it hard to comprehend how any human can wilfully cause such pain and suffering. My deep condolences to all the families.
Saturday was our last full day in New York and we did a lot; the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, a walk around the Upper West Side and the Yankees game. Shattered we returned to our room about 9pm to pack ready for an early departure Sunday morning.
Spending Saturday: $81.72
- $17.04 Magazines
- $64.68 Food & Drinks
Spending Sunday: $21.00
- $11.00 Air Train (to airport)
- $10.00 Drinks
Total spending: £510.57/£500
Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything, because I’m very happy to come within £10.57 of our budget.
One thing I always realise when I’m in New York is just how unfit I am! My legs, and my feet for that matter, feel like they’re going to drop off! But despite that I’m still trying to see as much as possible while we’re here.
Thursday after spending the day walking around Soho and the Flatiron District, we had dinner at a singing bar, Ellens Stardust Diner (we’re staying near Times Square for this stay and decided to go with the whole tourist thing!) before going to Madison Square Garden to see Alicia Keys (who was awesome!).
It’s at least ten years since I last saw her in concert and I couldn’t help thinking about how much my life has changed for the better in those ten years.
Friday we had a wander down Lexington Avenue and then spent a good while in Bloomingdales, mainly to keep out of the rain! Then is was back to our room to rest our sore legs before going to the MOMA – It’s free entry after 4pm on a Friday, but the queue does get very long. We arrived around 5.30pm and got inside within ten minutes, so not too bad at all. Normal pricing is $25 per person so this is a good way to save a little money.
Spending Thursday: $271.66
- $95.92 Drinks, Food & Tips
- $32.55 House (CB2)
- $95.81 House (West Elm)
- $16.87 T- Shirt (Banana Republic)
- $30.51 Gifts
Spending Friday: $58.99
- $58.99 Drinks, Food & Tips
+ Drinks I missed from Tuesday $17.97
+ Yankees Tickets £40.45
Total spent so far $537.56 + £40.45 (Budget £500/$750)
I’ll work everything out properly when we get home as a lot of these costs are on our credit card – it’s free to use abroad and so far (I’ve had a quick look) the exchange rate looks to be favourable ($1.53/£1.00).
Okay I’m off to wake hubby up and get breakfast. Then it’s either Brooklyn Bridge or the Library, before going to the Yankees game!