In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

How much do you spend per day?

A $10/day figure floats in my mind but I’m never too rigid about sticking to a daily budget. On cycling days I normally spend significantly below $10/day whereas in a city I spend above. Of course, different countries vary in expense, not just because stuff is cheaper in one than the other but because the cyclist’s lifestyle varies too. For instance, I probably spent as much per day in China as I did in Russia, even though the former is far cheaper than the latter. That’s because I had to cook all my food in Russia, given the huge differences between villages, whereas in China I could eat out every day.