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Two Days in Munich Itinerary: Things to do in Munich in 2 Days

Two Days in Munich Itinerary: Things to do in Munich in 2 Days

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Munich.  I didn’t know what to expect as my only other experience of German cities was Berlin which is completely different from the Bavarian city of Munich.  However, I fell in love with the city, it’s food and the gorgeous green spaces.  Trying to decide what to do in Munich in 2 days wasn’t easy, and luckily I had an extra afternoon so was able to spend nearly 3 days in Munich,…

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Things to do in Budapest at Night

Things to do in Budapest at Night

Budapest is a stunning city, and as beautiful as it is by day, when the sun goes down it becomes even more magical.  There are plenty of things to do in Budapest at night, from the legendary Budapest nightlife to a relaxed stroll along the Danube, these are my favourites. Budapest At Night – Safety & Logistics Budapest is generally a very safe city.  In busy areas, be aware of pickpockets and ignore the street sellers offering drugs and other…

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11 Tried & Tested Tips for Backpacking on a Budget

11 Tried & Tested Tips for Backpacking on a Budget

I didn’t choose the name Tales of a Backpacker by coincidence.  I was a backpacker out of necessity because I couldn’t afford any other way to travel.  I quit my job to go travelling, and although I had some money saved up I wasn’t earning any money for a long time while I was on the road.  After spending two years spending as little as possible while backpacking South America, Central America and Mexico, I learned a thing or two…

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What to Buy in Venice: Authentic Venice Souvenirs You Willl Love!

What to Buy in Venice: Authentic Venice Souvenirs You Willl Love!

Souvenir shopping in Venice can be overwhelming.  There are hundreds of shops and stalls selling an array of cheap gifts and trinkets, but if you are looking for authentic Venice souvenirs then you have to be a little choosier when deciding what to buy in Venice.  Avoid the fake knockoffs and check out these beautiful traditional souvenirs which will bring back memories of your time in Venice long after your holiday is over! What to Buy in Venice: Venetian Masks…

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10 Reasons Why Backpacking Budapest is Awesome

10 Reasons Why Backpacking Budapest is Awesome

Budapest is a special city.  Previously considered a lesser destination than Prague or Vienna, in the last few years, Budapest has come to the top of many backpackers’ European itineraries.  But why is Budapest such a popular destination for backpackers?  Here are 10 reasons why backpacking Budapest is awesome, some of which may surprise you! Where to Stay while Backpacking Budapest As the #wombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, I stayed at the wombat’s BUDAPEST hostel, which is in a great…

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Public Transport in Venice: A Guide to Getting Around Venice

Public Transport in Venice: A Guide to Getting Around Venice

There are no roads on the island of Venice, so the public transport in Venice works a little differently than other cities.  However, once you have figured it out, getting around Venice is pretty easy although it can be expensive.  I’ve written this Venice transport guide to help you figure out how to navigate Venice like a pro – you’re welcome!  Where to Stay in Venice When choosing the best place to stay in Venice, it is vital to consider…

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Brick Lane Street Art Tour in Shoreditch London

Brick Lane Street Art Tour in Shoreditch London

Street art is alive and well in London’s Brick Lane.  Although there is certainly some street art which I might just call graffiti, most of it is definitely art.  Everywhere you look you can find posters, sculptures and murals – some of which are more subtle than others.  Although the street art in Brick Lane (and everywhere) is constantly changing, I want to give you a taster of what to expect on a Brick Lane street art tour! Where is…

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What to Eat in Venice: Traditional Food in Venice You Have to Try

What to Eat in Venice: Traditional Food in Venice You Have to Try

I adore food, so trying local dishes and regional specialities is always high up on my agenda wherever I go! Finding the best food in Venice was a priority when I came here, and I loved trying out all the different options!  These are my recommendations for how to find the best traditional food in Venice and details on what to eat in Venice, from snacks to drinks, seafood dishes and delicious desserts!  How to Find the Best Food in…

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2 Days in Edinburgh Itinerary: A Perfect Weekend in Edinburgh

2 Days in Edinburgh Itinerary: A Perfect Weekend in Edinburgh

I spent a week in Scotland at the end of May, when I took a Haggis Adventures tour around Scotland.  The tour lasted for 5 days and before I went home, I spent 2 days in Edinburgh, exploring the city, getting my Harry Potter fix and eating lots of delicious food.  If you’re planning to spend a weekend in Edinburgh, these are my suggestions for how to make the most of 2 days in Edinburgh. How to Get to Edinburgh…

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How to Visit Venice on a Budget

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

Venice is an incredible city, and although its popularity has made it expensive, there are still ways to visit Venice on a budget.  Whether you’re backpacking Venice or just looking for a holiday in Venice without breaking the bank, I’ve got you covered with these tips! The Best Time to Visit Venice on a Budget Venice is best enjoyed in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn without the summer crowds and oppressive heat when you have a good chance…

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