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While resting from bicycle touring in motel in Blythe, made arrangements for Europe trip:
$17 Greyhound bus from Reno to Oakland. Stay with friend 2 nights.
$633 for open jaw flight to/from Europe. Leave San Francisco, 3 hour layover in London, arrive Madrid, late night bus to Granada. Leave Sofia in afternoon, 20 hour overnight layover in London, arrive San Francisco in afternoon. About same price for flights as last year, without hassle of arranging separate Sofia to Madrid flight plus hotel in Madrid. Purchase via Kayak through Priceline. Because afternoon departure from Sofia, can stay in Samokov or other nearby small town and take morning bus to Sofia.
$35 advance reservation through booking.com for room in Barcelona. Barcelona fills up early, so best reserve in advance.
$133 for Barcelona to Kyiv, lower price and afternoon flight rather than middle of night like last year.
$26/night for 88 nights in Kyiv, arranged with landlady via Viber conversation, same apartment as last year. Paid for first week through AirBnb, as deposit. Will pay remainder in cash upon arrival.
Arrival in Madrid. Metro to bus station, then waiting around for late night bus to Granada.
Arrival early morning in Granada. Buy Movistar service for smartphone. Buy supplies. Walk to Lanjarón. tbc hotel.
Bus to Barcelona.
Flight to Kyiv.
Not counting initial night on bus, total of 88 nights in Spain, of which tbc% or tbc nights wild camping, and tbc% or tbc nights in hotels. tbc€ total hotel expenses, or average of tbc€/night for nights in hotels.
tbc€ on hand upon arrival, tbc€ from ATMs (not counting ATM and currency conversion fees), tbc€ on hand upon departure, so tbc€ total expenses, about tbc€/day for 88 days.