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Unwind at Lake Bled

Bled is fantastic so it’s no surprise that it’s growing in popularity with backpackers and travellers. The town is labelled the ideal ‘detox destination‘ by many people I met, especially after visiting livelier destinations such as Budapest, Prague or Split. And they’re right. Being flushed through the intestines of cities, on the metro, everyday, for…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Go To A European Festival This Summer

I know many people who are Leeds Festival veterans, going back year after year to wallow in the same muddy campsite, to drink the same overpriced cider, and to be ripped off by the same greedy festival bosses. Summer 2014 was my time to ditch the soggy sleeping bag and head out to NOS Alive…

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How to do Reykjavik on a Budget

I have wanted to visit Iceland for a few years now and I’m so glad I finally got the chance to see the most northern capital in the world: Reykjavik. Being a Scandinavian country, Iceland has a reputation for being extremely expensive. But, like anywhere in the world, if you are cautious with money and…

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Koh Phangan: The Full Moon Party and Beyond

Koh Phangan is probably one of the most visited places on the planet thanks to its monthly Full Moon Party. Tens of thousands of boisterous tourists flock there to indulge in the cheap booze, nice weather and unbridled hedonism. However, believe it or not, this mega-rave is not the only thing on offer on this…

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Spain: The Charm of the South

When travelling to Spain most people make a beeline for Barcelona or Madrid and with good reason. Both cities are buzzing with restaurants, bars, museums and monuments (see my guide to Barcelona here). However, the Spanish adventure shouldn’t stop there. Venture South and you’ll discover some breathtakingly beautiful cities bathed in even more sunshine. Sound…

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9 Southeast Asian Places You Cannot Afford To Miss

Southeast Asia has become the quintessential backpacker route over the past 30 years or so. It’s hard to log on to your facebook nowadays without being bombarded by photos of your neon clad friends partying under the Full Moon or posing with some suspiciously dopey tigers/ elephants/ monkeys. However, there is a lot more to…

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Backpack Afrique: Senegal

I had to wait almost a year but eventually I made it to Senegal. I had the good fortune to spend a couple months based in the countries capital: Dakar. Despite what are slightly higher costs for lodging, I highly recommend Senegal as a backpacking destination. Here are a few ways you see the city…

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How to Avoid a Taman Negara Nightmare

The rain beat down heavily as we stepped out of the taxi in to the pitch black night. Backpacks in tow we wandered aimlessly through streets guided by the light of an iPhone to try and find our hostel, for which check in wasn’t until 6am, another 2 hours from then. With very little money…

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Why Croatia Should Be Your 2015 Summer Getaway

Croatia is the new kid on the block when it comes to Mediterranean holiday destinations, but it came fully equipped and well prepared to give France and Italy a taste of competition. Located in Southeast Europe, Croatia enjoys all the beauty of the Mediterranean without the high price tags of its Western neighbours.  We’ve put…

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Detox then Retox in Budapest

Budapest is fast becoming one of Europe’s party hubs thanks to its cheap beer, abundance of party hostels and laid back vibe. However, this city also holds so many cultural delights than your options of things to do are pretty much endless. Whether you’ve stopped there as part of your inter-railing route or as a…