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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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Worldpackers Promo Code for $20 Discount on Worldpackers Membership

Worldpackers Promo Code for $20 Discount on Worldpackers Membership

If you’re looking for a Worldpackers discount you’ve come to the right place!  Tales of a Backpacker has teamed up with Worldpackers to offer a $20 discount on a year’s membership, reducing the membership fee from $49 USD to just $29 USD.  If you already know how work exchange sites work, simply use this Worldpackers promo code to claim your discount: If you’d like more information on how to travel the world for free by volunteering, read on for some…

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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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Where to Stay in Palermo Sicily: Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms

Where to Stay in Palermo Sicily: Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms

After a hectic week in Berlin, I needed some downtime in Sicily.  I was exhausted and desperate for a good nights’ sleep, so found a little bed and breakfast to spend a quiet three nights in Palermo Sicily. Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms was perfect for what I needed, so if you are wondering where to stay in Palermo Sicily, read on for more details about this peaceful hotel in Palermo. My stay at Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms was complimentary, but my opinions are my…

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The Best Views of Pena Palace & Gardens in Sintra, Portugal

The Best Views of Pena Palace & Gardens in Sintra, Portugal

El Palacio da Pena is the most famous castle in Sintra, and the one you’ll see on all the Portugal guide book photos.  The brightly coloured red and yellow towers are visible from all around Sintra, as this castle is high on the hillside and the gardens include the highest point in Sintra.  The castle is a dream for Instagram fans and photographers, so take your time to explore the terraces and gardens of Pena Park to find the best…

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Hiking in Peru – The Ultimate Guide

Hiking in Peru – The Ultimate Guide

Peru is an incredibly diverse country which has some of the best hiking and trekking routes in the world.  In this post you’ll find everything you need to know about hiking in Peru, from where to find awe-inspiring multi-day Peru treks, top tips for hikes in Peru, what hiking equipment you might need, the best time to go hiking in Peru and vital information for hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  Get ready for hiking in Peru!! Where to…

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A Lisbon Food Tour & Cultural Walk with Taste of Lisboa

A Lisbon Food Tour & Cultural Walk with Taste of Lisboa

Food, glorious food.  Food in Lisbon is amazing, and although Portuguese cuisine is not as well known as it’s Spanish neighbour, the flavours, produce and local dishes available here are good enough to rival any top foodie destination.  To learn more about the food in Portugal and where to eat the best food in Lisbon, I contacted Taste of Lisboa to see if I could join one of their cultural food tours in Lisbon.  They suggested their Downtown-Mouraria Food and…

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Where to Stay in Tayrona National Park: Accommodation in Parque Tayrona Colombia

Where to Stay in Tayrona National Park: Accommodation in Parque Tayrona Colombia

Tayrona National Park in Colombia is an incredible place.  In Spanish, it is known as Parque Tayrona or Parque Nacional Tayrona, and it was one of my favourite places to visit when I was backpacking in Colombia.  Although it is possible to visit Tayrona National Park on a day trip, the best way to experience the park is to spend at least one night there.  However, choosing Tayrona National Park accommodation which works best for you isn’t the easiest, so…

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A Capela dos Ossos: The Chapel of Bones, Evora Portugal

A Capela dos Ossos: The Chapel of Bones, Evora Portugal

It may sound gruesome, and it certainly is a little strange, but visiting the Chapel of Bones in Evora in Portugal (Capela dos Ossos in Portuguese) is something you really should do – if only to get a sense of your own mortality.  The Evora Bone Chapel wasn’t as creepy as I had expected, so don’t be afraid, and embrace one of the most popular things to do in Evora! Should You Visit the Chapel of Bones in Evora? After…

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