The Apple Strudel Show in Vienna

The Strudel Show in Vienna is the place to try the best apple strudel in Vienna

One of the most important aspects of Viennese culture is food.  Food in Vienna is delicious and there are several iconic Viennese dishes which you should try while you are in the city.  Apple Strudel is one of the most famous and tasty Austrian dishes, and the best place to try a traditional apple strudel […]

Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Things to do in Burano - Admire the Colourful Houses

Burano Island in the Venice lagoon is one of the most colourful places I have ever visited.  Burano makes a wonderful day trip from Venice, and as yet is still relatively quiet compared to Venice itself.  If you want to experience a different kind of Venetian beauty, then a Burano day trip is a must.  […]

The Best Hostel in Munich?  Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Review

A Private Room at Wombat's Munich

If you are wondering where to stay in Munich on a budget then look no further.  I came to Munich for the first time in July and loved exploring the city, using the wombat’s City Hostel Munich as a base.  I stayed here for 4 nights on my first visit and for 2 nights during […]

7 of the Best Free Views in London

Millenium Bridge at St Paul's Cathedral at Night

Well hello, Gorgeous!  London is an incredible city, and although some of the best views in London can come at a price (thank you View from The Shard!) there are also plenty of places where you can see beautiful views of London which won’t cost you a penny. Here is my pick of the best […]

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

The View of Marianplatz from St Peter's Church Tower

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 […]

Things to do in Budapest at Night

The Parliament Building 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 […]

11 Tried & Tested Tips for Backpacking on a Budget

Woman hiking on the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in front of an epic view of Scottish Mountains

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 […]

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

Carnival Mask - What to Buy in Venice

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 […]

10 Reasons Why Backpacking Budapest is Awesome

The Budapest Parliament Building from Across the Danube River

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! […]

Public Transport in Venice: A Guide to Getting Around Venice

Take a Vaporetto Along the Grand Canal - A Day in 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 […]