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Barcelona on a Budget

Barcelona is arguably THE main tourist attraction in Spain. It’s vibrant, exciting and jam-packed full of beautiful monuments. Unfortunately it’s also notoriously expensive, especially in comparison with Southern Spain (where wine is quite literally cheaper than water…). That shouldn’t put you off though, you CAN see Barcelona on a budget and here’s how. Accommodation Hostels…

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5 Reasons to Go to Porto

Situated on the coast in the North of Portugal, Porto is a culturally rich city, which was deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO over the last decade. However, it is often overlooked in favour of Lisbon, its more glamorous southern sister. While Lisbon may have the dazzling nightlife, a certain allure for the more…

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Life Hacks for Students Who Want to Travel

For the past 4 years I have been a student at university in the UK and have still managed to get around about 15 countries without resorting to selling drugs/ my body/ my soul. A lot of people have asked me how I’ve managed to do it all so I’ve put together a few pieces…

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10 Things You Can Do For Under 10€ in Berlin

There are few places in Europe as rich in history as Berlin. Fully aware of its tragic past, the German capital is teeming with memorials and museums dedicated to keeping the past in the present and ensuring that nothing is ever forgotten. Walking around Berlin is much more than just a history lesson though, the…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking Africa

‘You know you’re only doing the beginner’s guide to Africa, right?’, an old Namibian banker croakily laughed to me as we shared charred marshmallows and discussed my journey through Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. In the centre of Windhoek he was probably right: it had a Nandos, a shopping mall, and a whole range of Western…

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5 Tips for Travelling Solo

Since the beginning of the backpacking era there have been more than a fair share of intrepid individuals who want to take on the world by themselves. Things have changed a lot since my mother took this challenge on in the 80s, now we have credit cards, mobile phones and of course, the mother of…

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A Year Abroad in Martinique

The view was quite extraordinary; four and a half thousand feet up and the dense northern jungle rolled down beneath my feet, descending into little clusters of roofs flanked on both sides by crisp lemon-peel beaches and beyond that, the twinkling, emerald sea. As I stood in the cool breeze on the summit of Mount…

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The Natural Wonders of Dominica

The distant beat of Reggae music accompanies the clamour of taxi drivers waving colourful maps as you disembark from the port at Roseau. Walking out into the baking heat, the smell of sweet rice drifts through the air of the marketplace, whilst vendors with clinking trinkets laugh at each other’s jokes on the side of…

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Your Thai Bucket List

For most first time backpackers, Thailand is their mecca. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia are all a nice bonus but it’s Thailand that keeps people awake at night and it’s really not hard to see why. Beautiful beaches, amazing food and just enough Western culture to break us in gently to the chaos of Southeast…

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Around the World in Prague’s Eateries

Arguably the most beautiful city in Eastern Europe, Prague offers a lot more than just stunning architecture and cheap, delicious beer. It is a hotspot for international cuisine. After travelling around Eastern Europe for 2 weeks and eating nothing but heavy, stodgy dumplings and chunks of meat, by the time I got to Prague I…