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Patrick

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Blog post: My favourite travel hacking tips
« on: March 05, 2018, 01:02:04 pm »
https://investorchallenge.co.za/my-favourite-travel-hacking-tips/

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Re: Blog post: My favourite travel hacking tips
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 02:00:43 pm »
"Why add all that extra mileage to your own car when you can let someone else pay the depreciation and wear and tear bill."

Because I like my car and I bought it for a reason :p

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Re: Blog post: My favourite travel hacking tips
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 02:13:15 pm »
Good post. We're planning a holiday to travel through Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Austria etc). The cash and mobile data/phone are my biggest worries

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Re: Blog post: My favourite travel hacking tips
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 02:23:46 pm »
Good post. We're planning a holiday to travel through Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Austria etc). The cash and mobile data/phone are my biggest worries
Apparently the EU no longer allows roaming fees so you might be okay with just 1 sim.

Oh and what car do you drive  ;D

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Re: Blog post: My favourite travel hacking tips
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 02:47:29 pm »
The cash and mobile data/phone are my biggest worries

Something big is coming along these lines, still hush-hush at this stage but you'll be okay Hamster.

Travel tips always welcome.
 
Patrick's frugal budget ideas really starting to rub off on me a bit  ;) well, almost.  Point in case, after a show Friday night we went to the Globe Bar, Menlyn Main.  These puppies cost R50 000 a bottle, R3 000 a single shot, hubster asked if I wanted to try - almost did but I (yes me) convinced the table to go for a R177 per single shot whipskey in stead of the cognac.  See, I also try.  Baby steps.   
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 06:52:53 pm »


Oh and what car do you drive  ;D

Renault Kadjar (1.5 diesel). If it wasn't for traffic I'd use a bicycle so don't you go blog about it :mad:

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 07:01:24 pm »
Busy planning a wedding...small elopement kinda event: the two of us and the two moms and dads. Costs are crazy unless you really sacrifice.

6 people wedding venue + photographer: R10,000

Because of distance we need three rooms (includes breakfast):
R3200

Marriage officer, up to:
R5000

Wedding dress, rings, plane tickets, dinner... It just adds up and getting close to R50,000 and that's using a cheap photographer.

Plan B:
Wedding dress, rings, marriage officer, just the two of us and a photographer...R40k easy.

Plan C is not gonna happen but I reckon jeans, button shirt, nice dress, marriage officer and a selfie stick :D Minister of Home Affairs said no :(

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Re: Blog post: My favourite travel hacking tips
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 10:01:07 pm »
Busy planning a wedding...small elopement kinda event: the two of us and the two moms and dads. Costs are crazy unless you really sacrifice.

6 people wedding venue + photographer: R10,000

Because of distance we need three rooms (includes breakfast):
R3200

Marriage officer, up to:
R5000

Wedding dress, rings, plane tickets, dinner... It just adds up and getting close to R50,000 and that's using a cheap photographer.

Plan B:
Wedding dress, rings, marriage officer, just the two of us and a photographer...R40k easy.

Plan C is not gonna happen but I reckon jeans, button shirt, nice dress, marriage officer and a selfie stick :D Minister of Home Affairs said no :(
Marriage is a business proposition between 2 parties and it all revolves around a plan.
Select a number of locations suss them out and choose the 1 that has the best value for money. Ask both parents plus the would be bride and groom whom to invite as absolutely essential (you could lose an inheritance from an aunt/uncle or parent so weigh this up carefully). Then list all those close and recently married friends and acquaintances who invited you to their wedding. Once you have done the weeding out you can then do the maths and work on what you can afford to spend (inclusive of in laws and parents contribution). Then select a venue and guests and anybody who wishes to stay over at the venue must cover their own costs. This is hopefully a once in a lifetime event so make it good and don't do it through a registry office or a court your spouse deserves better than that   
Not everything that counts, can be counted, and, not everything that can be counted counts - Albert Einstein

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 09:12:55 am »
Too expensive not be a once in a lifetime event...