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Magical Fairytale Castles in Europe You Can Actually Visit

Magical Fairytale Castles in Europe You Can Actually Visit

Who doesn’t love a fairytale castle?  I asked some top travel bloggers to share their favourite fairytale castle in Europe, and they didn’t disappoint!  I’ve brought together the ultimate list of the most beautiful fairytale castles in Europe which you can visit, or simply imagine yourself living there!  Perfect for wannabe princes and princesses, prepare to be whisked away to a magical world where dreams do come true!     Fairytale Castles in Germany Neuschwanstein Castle Probably the most famous fairytale…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

Do you remember that beautiful Italian city I was talking about a couple of months ago; Trento?  I said it was the loveliest city in Italy that you’d probably never heard of.  Well, now I want to talk about the whole region of Trentino, which you might not have heard of either!  While I was in Trento, I got to spend a few days exploring part of the Trentino region and fell in love with it.  If you are wondering…

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The Apple Strudel Show in Vienna

The Apple Strudel Show 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 recipe is at the Apple Strudel Show in Schönbrunn Palace.  Not only will you get to taste the best apple strudel in Vienna, but you…

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Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

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.  Here you’ll find the details for how to get to Burano from Venice, the best things to do in Burano, and options for a Burano…

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

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

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, so got a good idea of what was going on the hostel, so here is my full wombat’s City Hostel Munich review.  Do you think it is the best hostel in Munich?  I had…

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7 of the Best Free Views in London

7 of the Best Free Views in London

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 free views in London! The Thames River Walk Walking along the river of any major city will showcase some of the best sights, and London…

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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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