The Cooks pull you out of your pants. Alone, the flight from Australia is oneway at 460, - €, since the distance, you do not like to think, even from here, at the other end of the world is still huge. Even my off flight Frankfurt - Koh Samui was 400, - € cheaper. Ok, I spend a total of 17 days and verbrate
1408, - €
that makes a daily average of 83, - €
|Food & Drinks||206,|
|Communication - Mobile||95|
|Tours and Sightseeing||136|
Apart from the said flight from Darwin proposes the flight Rarotonga - Aitutaki with 178, - € to book. However, this was an offer price, which is always to be found again between days. The regular fare is 318, - € back and back. Furthermore, at the end of the stay a departure tax of 33, - € to pay. For my case in housing Varas, for the time in Aitutaki, I pay 3, - € for the pick up from the airport in Raro 6, - € in Aitutaki 9, - €.
Food & Drinks
206, - € makes a daily average of 12, -. € This is actually not as well as in Asia, with the difference that make up the amount of
Instant Noodles (1, - €)
Eggs (10 - 5, - €)
Toast (3, - €)
Tomatoes (0,50 € each),
Cereal (6, - € the pack),
Milk (3, - € - 1l),
cooked ham (5, - € - 3 slices)
Nutella (5, - €)
Cola (3, - € - 1.5 l),
Water (2, - € - 1,5 l)
Chocolate bars (2, - €)
and cooking itself is announced on most creative level. In Asia were going out to eat every day 2 times with the same budget, including abundant includes chocolate, snacks and drinks.
Varas Backpackers on Rarotonga
NZ $ 25 (€ 15, -) in Meerbettdorm
Good beds, no bunk beds. Very nice cleaning staff who live in Varas. NOT can be accommodated in the rear Dorm, for there lives the Philippine cleaning family, the husband is the caretaker. The room is not complete in itself, has no roof. This means that to sleep at 7 in the morning is not to think, because then the child is awake and screaming and playing. Afternoon runs all day children's program. The bare HORROR!
Never leave food open or closed again standing in the kitchen, because of the ants and really get into everything. Always wash crockery and cutlery beautiful, BEFORE using, because the mice running around in the whole hostel! Mmm ... yummy!
The receptionist is the unfriendliness in person. Helpfulness = zero! Questions undesirable. You do not feel really welcome. The kitchen is poorly equipped. The situation, however, is great! Middle of the Muri Lagoon. However, it is due to the clouds like mountains beyond, while in other places Rarotongas slams the sun. With as a quick check in contact with the receptionist and accommodation at the side facing the beach side Dorm, a stay is recommended. Fortunately, there are
Amuri Guesthouse on Aitutaki
NZ $ 40 (€ 24, -) in Einzel-/bzw. Double room.
I pay for 6 nights NZ $ 35 each (21, - €)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - On one level backpacker accommodation TOP!
Really great Guest House, very clean and well furnished. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly. Than at night annoy me the crowing cocks, immediately offered me a shotgun gunning down to, what I call service! Colonial Ambience!
Kitchen is well equipped. Water from its own rainwater tank and papayas and bottoms of their own plantations or directly from the garden as much as you want. Toast and butter for breakfast is offered. Lovingly landscaped garden, which is not surprising, since the owners live there myself.
Unfortunately, no Internet. Location is ok but not perfect. Approx. 15 minutes walk to a beautiful sandy beach. To the dream beaches Outo Beach and Samade a scooter (15 min.) Or bike (1 hour) is necessary. To Heinecken supermarket 5 min. Walk and right outside the door is a take-away with the best burgers on the island. Bicycle and motor bike hire is also just 5 minutes away.
77, - € for the Internet and 18 euros for a simcard with 3 euro credit. Just the simcard so costs 15 euros. Anyone who wants to communicate with the rest of the world, unfortunately, have to dig deep into their pockets and that's the entire Cook like this. Check for me a disaster, because Facebook has to be in there every day and beyond, I have to meet you over and write my blog, what I give my 77 relentless commitment - has cost €. The world is so unfair.
1 hour free internet
4, - € Beach Bungalows 20m out right next to Vara's
7, - € before Vara's Internet Cafe
Anyone who thinks he can save completely those costs because it requires no Internet, should be aware that travel planning is an absolute necessity. To book flights alone to pay by credit card to seek connecting flights, etc, takes hours!
Tours and Sightseeing
Iceland Night including breakfast 35, - €
€ 2.5 bus no matter where
Bicycle 7, - € / day
Motorbike 15, - € / day
License € 1.50 on Aitutaki,
15, - € on Rarotonga
(Yes read that right, the German driver's license alone is not accepted, you have to report to the police and get a new driving license issued limited validity., If necessary. Need to demonstrate that you can handle the scooter, so even drive around the block)
Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise with Cruises Teking 51, - €
Canoe 9, - € for 4 hours (at Samade Beach)
Wash 7, - €
Mosquito repellent 10, - €
(Your ridiculous mosquito repellent DEET or 14% sodium can you throw in the garbage. Counts here is only 80% pure DEET!)
Lonely Planet South Pacifik 28, - €