Tag Archives: Backpacking

Russian Palaces – Day Trips From St Petersburg

Russian Palaces - Day Trips From St Petersburg

‘Peterhof’ was included as part of the trip I was on, and for Catherine’s Palace, the tour company assisted in getting me to and from the palace. Both are definitely worthwhile, although Peterhof is bigger, brasher and more golden – and has more to see within its surrounds than Catherine’s …

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7 Tips to Cope With Unexpected Travel Delays

7 Tips to Cope With Unexpected Travel Delays

Bumped, delayed or just plane stressed… Going back only a few years, if your flight was delayed by even an hour or two the airline, if it was half decent, would have a snack voucher for you and be ready to help out with any questions. Overnight delays were promptly …

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Hobart Australia; An Eclectic Assortment of Experiences

Hobart Australia; An Eclectic Assortment of Experiences

I’m living in Hobart currently – I’ve been here for three months, doing my pre-departure training for a summer of work in Antarctica at an Australian base. It’s interesting, Tasmania doesn’t seem to be referred to much as a ‘must see’ by pending Australia visitors and / or travelers, it’s …

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3 Reasons To Throw Away Your Guide Book

3 Reasons To Throw Away Your Guide Book

This summer will see thousands of travel eager backpackers hitting the shores of Europe and beyond in search of a special adventure and life changing experiences. One thing will unite the vast majority of these wanderers and it will be the guidebook, the all encompassing bible for travellers. It is …

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Is Montenegro The New Monte Carlo?

Is Montenegro The New Monte Carlo?

I thought about this before travelling to the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro, I had spent a lot of time on the French Riviera and wondered where they got the idea of Montenegro being the new Monte Carlo from. The line comes from the foreign minister referring to the potential …

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6 Hotspots of Turkish Delight

When the rain is falling in Western Europe and the drizzle is backed up the Thames River I think of Turkey; iridescent blue waters, ancient ruins, endless summer nights and plenty of cold beer. Hold on tight for a quick run down of my 6 favourite places in Turkey. 1 …

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Stuck In The Mud In North Queensland

Stuck In The Mud In North Queensland

Softly-spoken and unrehearsed, Linc is an anomaly amongst Australian tour guides. Far from the Aussie larrikin, he shares his Aboriginal knowledge with reverence, a respect which seems befitting of our surroundings and his attitude toward them. After all, we are on Kuku Yalanji Land, where his people have lived for …

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A Month In Tallinn, Estonia

A Month In Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia – land of the tall, blond men, or so it seemed. Estonia is the northernmost of the three Baltic countries, interestingly, it’s also the most expensive. I found some prices comparative to London, which seems odd, considering the vast difference in the worth of the ‘krona’ versus the pound. …

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Discovering the Ancient Ruins of Tikal, Guatamala

Discovering the Ancient Ruins of Tikal, Guatamala

It’s a jungle out there! For the adventurous traveller nothing is more exciting than hacking through the jungle in the early morning mist to discover a lost empire with towering pyramids and ancient city streets. Like Indiana Jones you swashbuckle your way through crocodile infested swamps, past crazed howler monkeys …

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Wimbledon – More Than Just A Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon - More Than Just A Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon is more than a bad film starring Kirsten Dunst and it’s more than just a two week Grand Slam tennis tournament. There are three essential parts to this lush little corner of London: the tennis club, the village and the common. It’s a charming little triumvirate which gives visitors …

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