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Category: Backpacking in Europe

Europe is a special continent, and with so many amazing & different countries packed so close together there is plenty of things to see and do.  Backpacking in Europe can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to travel in Europe on a budget!

A Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona Spain

A Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona Spain

You’ve gawped at Gaudi’s works, peeked in the Picasso Museum & rambled down La Rambla. And now you’re hungry. But perhaps you are hoping for something a little more authentic than the pre-packed, frozen paellas offered in many tourist traps. How about learning to cook paella for yourself, in the home of a local teacher?  A paella cooking class in Barcelona Spain is the perfect way to sample authentic Spanish food – and take the recipe home to make it…

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Prague to Cesky Krumlov Day Trip

Prague to Cesky Krumlov Day Trip

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful fairytale town in the Czech Republic. Following years of neglect, the town’s architecture has been restored to its former glory and is now a stunning example of a traditional Czech town.  First off, I have to say that if you have more time to spare I highly recommend spending at least one night in Cesky Krumlov, but if you can only spare a day I’ve put together all the information you might need to see…

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Where to Stay in Prague: Post Hostel Prague

Where to Stay in Prague: Post Hostel Prague

There is a staggering choice of hotels and hostels in Prague.  From budget hostels for backpacking Prague to luxury hotels in Prague, there is something for everyone.  I prefer to stay in private rooms when I can, but still in a social environment where I can meet other people, so when I found Post Hostel Prague it sounded like a great choice!  Read on for my full Post Hostel Prague review. Where to Stay in Prague A lot of visitors…

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Eating Prague Food Tour Review

Eating Prague Food Tour Review

Food, glorious food.  That is what I base most of my travel activities on, I admit.  From a cooking class in Mexico City to a food tour in Berlin and Kriol cooking in Belize I love to try local food.  I didn’t really know what to expect from Czech cuisine, but when I was planning a visit to Prague in the Czech Republic I wanted to learn more about Czech food and drink so looked up food tours in Prague. …

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Visiting the Berlin Wall

Visiting the Berlin Wall

Berlin had quite an effect on me.  I loved the city, the funky vibes, and amazing food scene, but Berlin still has the shadows of a dark past.  Germany and Berlin are not afraid to face that past though, to remember it, cherish the memory of those who fell during the world wars, and during the division of the city and country into East and West.  They also use this past as a reminder of what must never come again. …

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Why You Should Visit Prague in Winter

Why You Should Visit Prague in Winter

There is no bad time to visit Prague.  Each season has its own charms, and there are plenty of things to do in Prague throughout the year.  Prague can get very cold in winter, but the snow brings a magical white blanket to the city.  I didn’t mean to visit Prague in winter, I went in the middle of March, but this year the weather was particularly brutal, and I found myself in Prague with sub-zero temperatures and snow.  Here…

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Where to Stay in Brno – Internesto Apartments Review

Where to Stay in Brno – Internesto Apartments Review

I was excited about my first visit to the Czech Republic, my 33rd country, and one that had been on my list for a long time.  After being at home for a month, I needed some space of my own, so instead of staying in a hostel as usual, I was looking for an apartment.  And I found Internesto.  A shared apartment, with a private room, a shared kitchen, bathroom and social area.  It sounded perfect!  Here’s my full review of…

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48 Hours in Brno, Czech Republic

48 Hours in Brno, Czech Republic

Brno is the Czech Republic’s second largest city and is often overshadowed by Prague and smaller touristy towns like Cesky Krumlov.  However, don’t underestimate Brno.  I spent 3 nights in Brno and found plenty to do in this buzzing city.  If you still need convincing, here’s why you should go to Brno and some suggestions for things to do in Brno for a weekend visit. Visiting Brno Czech Republic Where is Brno? Brno is in the South East of the…

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A VIP Dinner in the Berlin TV Tower Restaurant

A VIP Dinner in the Berlin TV Tower Restaurant

I’d already been to Berlin a couple of months before, but I came back to the city for the travel exhibition ITB Berlin in March.  The last time I had just snapped a couple of photos of the tallest building in Berlin, the Berlin TV Tower or “Fernsehturm”, but this time I was going to go up to the top and have dinner in their revolving restaurant!  I was invited to experience the VIP dinner with Musement, and really enjoyed…

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Bitemojo Self-Guided Food Tour in Barcelona

Bitemojo Self-Guided Food Tour in Barcelona

As you probably know by now, I love taking food tours.  All over the world, I explore a destination through its food, on a food tour in Mexico City, a farmers’ market tour & cooking class in Bogota, and a chocolate making workshop in Belize, among others!  The downside with guided tours is they can be expensive for budget travellers, so when I heard about the self-guided food tours from Bitemojo I wanted to give it a try.  As soon…

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