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Backpacking Peru Travel Guide

Backpacking Peru Travel Guide

Peru is a magical destination, deserving of its place on anyone’s bucket list.  Most people come to see one of the new wonders of the world – Machu Picchu – but Peru is much more than Machu Picchu.  Backpacking Peru is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, so prepare yourself for one hell of a ride. Skip ahead to to read articles about specific destinations in Peru Backpacking Peru Travel Guide Vital Information for Peru Currency: Peruvian Sol (check the exchange rate here) Capital…

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Backpacking Colombia: The Ultimate Colombia Backpacking Guide

Backpacking Colombia: The Ultimate Colombia Backpacking Guide

Colombia is my favourite country in South America.  After spending nearly three months here I fell in love with the people, food, dramatic scenery and cute colonial towns.  Even twenty years ago, Colombia was a no-go area for most travellers, but since the dark shadow of Pablo Escobar has lifted, Colombia has been recovering, and is now one of the hottest destinations for backpackers and holidaymakers from all over the world.  Backpacking Colombia is a treat for any discerning traveller,…

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Why You Should Visit Prague in Winter

Why You Should Visit Prague in Winter

There is no bad time to visit Prague.  Each season has its own charms, and there are plenty of things to do in Prague throughout the year.  Prague can get very cold in winter, but the snow brings a magical white blanket to the city.  I didn’t mean to visit Prague in winter, I went in the middle of March, but this year the weather was particularly brutal, and I found myself in Prague with sub-zero temperatures and snow.  Here…

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48 Hours in Brno, Czech Republic

48 Hours in Brno, Czech Republic

Brno is the Czech Republic’s second largest city and is often overshadowed by Prague and smaller touristy towns like Cesky Krumlov.  However, don’t underestimate Brno.  I spent 3 nights in Brno and found plenty to do in this buzzing city.  If you still need convincing, here’s why you should go to Brno and some suggestions for things to do in Brno for a weekend visit. Visiting Brno Czech Republic Where is Brno? Brno is in the South East of the…

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Cool Things to Do in Fuerteventura

Cool Things to Do in Fuerteventura

Most visitors to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands just chill out on the beach or hang out in their resort hotels.  If you want to see more of Fuerteventura than your sunbed, check out these cool things to do in Fuerteventura to see more of the island, enjoy the food at the best local restaurants, and see a different side of Fuerteventura. Things to Do in Fuerteventura Getting Around the Island By Bus There are bus services running between Puerto…

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Top Things to do in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Top Things to do in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Nicaragua is one of the countries in Central America I still haven’t made it to.  It is definitely on my list, for the incredible nature, volcanoes, beaches and friendly people – I can’t wait to visit Nicaragua!  In the meantime though, I asked Daniela from The Lost Romanian to share her tips and recommendations for the best things to do in San Juan del Sur, one of the most popular destinations for backpackers in Nicaragua.  Here are her top activities…

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Are the Pink Lakes in Mexico Worth Visiting?

Are the Pink Lakes in Mexico Worth Visiting?

The pink lakes in Mexico were on my bucket list for a while, after seeing Instagram photos of the bright pink water and gorgeous blue sky, with a girl floating on an inflatable pink flamingo.  I wanted to be on that flamingo, and take a dip in the unearthly pink water.  So, when I realised the pink lakes of Las Coloradas were in the Yucatan region of Mexico where I was going to be for a few weeks, I knew…

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How to Choose a Hostel Bed Like a Pro

How to Choose a Hostel Bed Like a Pro

Your first stay in a hostel can be a daunting experience.  I’m here to help you have the best possible hostel experience, and although a good night’s sleep unfortunately can’t be guaranteed, choosing the right hostel bed can go a long way to help!  By following a few tips, you can turn a hostel nightmare into an awesome hostel experience! Want to book a hostel for your next trip?  Check out HostelWorld for listings and prices Which Hostel Room to…

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11 Reasons Why Hostels are Awesome

11 Reasons Why Hostels are Awesome

I feel like I’ve been bashing hostels lately; from sharing some horrible hostel nightmares to drawing up a list of unwritten rules for hostel etiquette for those who stay in a hostel for the first time.  However, it is not all bad!  I feel I now have to tell the other side of the story and emphasise why hostels are awesome and why I still stay in hostels despite everything you might have read in the other posts!  There are definitely…

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Hostel Nightmares: When Hostel Stays Go Bad

Hostel Nightmares: When Hostel Stays Go Bad

Hostels are wonderful places to stay.  Cheap, sociable, and perfect for backpackers, I have stayed in some amazing hostels all over the world.  However, sometimes hostel stays don’t work out quite as we’d hoped!  After a couple of terrible experiences in hostels, including having all my stuff stolen from a hostel locker, I asked fellow female travellers to share their hostel nightmares.  Read on, if you dare! Hostel Nightmares: Horrible Roommates By Claire from Tales of a Backpacker In Stockholm I…

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