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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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How to Get Free Accommodation in Exchange for Work as a Hostel Volunteer

How to Get Free Accommodation in Exchange for Work as a Hostel Volunteer

As a cash-strapped backpacker, I need to save money wherever I can so I can continue my dream of travelling the world.  One of the ways I have managed to travel for free (almost!) is by exchanging work in hostels for free accommodation.  Because this is a kind of work exchange, it is a great way to work in a hostel abroad without needing a visa or a long-term job contract.  Work exchange programs offer free accommodation for travellers if…

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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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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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