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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!

The Best Views in Venice Italy

The Best Views in Venice Italy

I am a sucker for a good view, and for that, you usually have to go up high.  However, Venice is full of beautiful vistas from the ground up, so you don’t need to get vertigo while enjoying a beautiful view.  Here are my favourite places to visit with the best views in Venice – some of which you have to pay for, and five of which are absolutely free! The Best Free Views in Venice If you’re visiting Venice…

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Gin Tasting in London at the Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour

Gin Tasting in London at the Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour

Gin is the most English of spirits, and one of my favourite tipples!  On my recent visit to London as #wombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, I decided to visit the Beefeater Gin Distillery London, the most famous gin distillery in London.  Their gin distillery tour included a visit to the working distillery, access to their gin museum, a gin tasting and a gin and tonic at the end of your tour.  If you’re looking for a cool gin experience, then…

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The Best Place to Stay in Budapest on a Budget

The Best Place to Stay in Budapest on a Budget

Budapest is a beautiful city, yet still relatively off the beaten track for many people travelling around Europe.  However, the wonderful food, wine, architecture, history and buzzing nightlife in Budapest is more than enough to tempt visitors.  Deciding where to stay in Budapest might not be the easiest task, but I’m here to help!  If you are looking for the best place to stay in Budapest on a budget, then look no further than the wombat’s BUDAPEST.  As the #wombatsTraveller…

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2 Days in Milan: Things to do in Milan in 2 Days

2 Days in Milan: Things to do in Milan in 2 Days

It had been a while since I’d been to Italy, maybe 5 or 6 years, but I hadn’t forgotten how I loved everything about it.  The beauty, the people, the sunshine, the food – OMG the food!! – and all the things which made me feel so happy there.  So, when I booked a short trip to Milan I couldn’t wait.  Although I only had 2 days in Milan, I wanted to make the most of it, so here are…

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Budapest Wine Tasting Tour with Urban Adventures

Budapest Wine Tasting Tour with Urban Adventures

I hadn’t realised that wine was such a big deal in Hungary, but apparently, it is a BIG deal.  As I don’t drink beer I was on the look-out for fun things to do in Budapest that don’t involve beer, so I was thrilled when I came across a wine tasting in Budapest, which started just down the road from my hostel.  I signed up on the Airbnb Experiences page for a Budapest Wine Tasting Tour with Urban Adventures, and…

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A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

As the #WombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s CITY HOSTELS, I have the enviable job of visiting all the wombat’s locations in Europe and writing about the hostels and their respective cities.  wombat’s are already well established, in London, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, and very soon to be in Venice as well!  The brand-new wombat’s VENICE Mestre will be opening this summer, so to get a head-start on exploring this amazing city, I jetted off to Venice a couple of weeks ago. …

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Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

I recently went to Venice Italy for the first time, and I fell in love.  I admit I had mixed expectations, I wasn’t sure how I would react to the over-tourism, gaudy souvenirs and constant stream of people in gondolas.  However, once I’d spent a couple of days exploring the narrow streets, I realised that there is so much more to Venice than just a few touristy attractions.  I understand that if you are short of time you may not…

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Budapest Street Art & Cultural Walk

Budapest Street Art & Cultural Walk

I adore street art.  I’ve seen some incredible street art all over the world, in cities like Belfast, Bogota and Sao Paulo, so checking out the street art was high up on my list of things to do in Budapest. From colourful murals to tiny details that are easily missed, street art in Budapest is everywhere, so I was excited to see that my hostel (wombat’s BUDAPEST) offered a free Budapest street art tour.  As the #WombatsTraveller Ambassador for wombat’s…

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Tasting the Best Street Food in Sicily on a Palermo Street Food Tour

Tasting the Best Street Food in Sicily on a Palermo Street Food Tour

Palermo is famous for its street food.  Cheap and simple, street food in Palermo is a delicious way to try lots of local specialities as you explore the markets.  However, it can be a little intimidating to know what to choose and where to get it from, so I was thrilled when Palermo Street Food offered to take me on one of their tours to show me what was what. I had a complimentary guided tour courtesy of Palermo Street…

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Watching the VIVID Grand Show at the Palast Berlin

Watching the VIVID Grand Show at the Palast Berlin

Berlin wasn’t the first place I thought of to go to a Las Vegas style show.  I suppose Las Vegas was the only place I’d thought of going to a Las Vegas show!  However, when I visited Berlin in March, the Palast Berlin got in touch to invite me to go and see their revue show, the VIVID Grand Show.  Touted as one of the best shows outside of Vegas, I was intrigued, and went along to see what all…

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