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Barcelona for Cheap, Bulls, Credit Fraud, and Beaches

SPAIN | Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By dopelorrie | Views [896]

Hmm where to start. I think I left off with my first couple of days in Barcelona. I did quite a bit while I was there but I hope to visit again because I feel like there was so much other ood but it's entirely possible. Now, this cool s**t that I wasn't ... Read more >

Tags: advice, backpacking, barcelona, donostia, pamplona, san fermin, spain, tips

Spain Trip Has Started!

SPAIN | Mon, 7 Jul 2014 | By dopelorrie | Views [86]

So I´m recapping the last couple of days of been here. Internet has been a bit of an issue but I think from now on I should be okay. Firewalls and my tablet just not connecting to routers seem to have been the the culprit in most cases. My host ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, bilbao, flying, spain, traveling abroad, vacation

50 things I've learnt as a solo backpacker in Asia (in no particular order)

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 16 May 2014 | By goingsolo | Views [76]

1. All Asian countries have their "own time" when doing things. A bus meant to leave at  8am  will most probably not leave at  8am . It might leave at  8.30am . It might leave at  9am . Accept that lateness is ... Read more >

Tags: airports, asia, backpacking, bartering, dorms, drinking, lessons, sleeper buses, tips, toasties

Wander, Wonder

CUBA | Sat, 3 May 2014 | By sophiew | Views [57]

Hapiness eludes me No matter the place The vocation The person The lanuguage   The light explodes My heart sings For a brief moment And then No more   Sobbing for it My lungs hurt from nothing That ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, belonging, family, home, life, love, soul, trekking

60 Seconds in India

INDIA | Thu, 1 May 2014 | By away2travel | Views [38]

A white-bearded sweet old man with a genuine heart An elephant walking down a highway 19 people crammed into a single rickshaw An old man pushing his pedal bike uphill An entire family that thinks a white person is a zoo animal 4 religions living in ... Read more >

Tags: asia, backpacking, budget travel, culture, food, india, people, places, religion, travel

Penetrating The Impenetrable Forest

UGANDA | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By olliegoldson | Views [55]

I am going to really struggle with writing this blog post simply because the experience was indescribable. I don’t think my writing will do it justice but with the help of some really good describing words hopefully I will paint the picture for ... Read more >

Tags: africa travels, backpacking, gorillas, once in a lifetime, trekking, uganda

Malawi Moments

MALAWI | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By olliegoldson | Views [42]

Malawi!! Yes, it is still amazing. On the drive up from Zambia to Kande I jumped in to the cab of the truck and spent some time with the tour leader and driver. I always had an idea but after today these two have definitely become very good friends ... Read more >

Tags: africa travels, backpacking, malawi

Zooming Through Zambia

ZAMBIA | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By olliegoldson | Views [29]

Zambia. This blog post is going to be short and sweet as nothing really happened through the rest of Zambia. This country is extensive so it is mainly long driving days and lots of time spent on the truck. I spent most of my days reading and getting ... Read more >

Tags: africa travels, backpacking, zambia

Killing Time In Kafue

ZAMBIA | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By olliegoldson | Views [42]

Woo hoo! Something new for my trip up North, we didn’t do this part of the journey down South. It’s hard to fit it in so we bypass and head straight on. I have to say though that I am glad that on the way up we find the time to stop in. Only ... Read more >

Tags: africa travels, backpacking, kafue, zambia

Oliving The Dream

ZAMBIA | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By olliegoldson | Views [41]

Livingstone, Zambia! Sitting on the shores of the Zambezi river with a view to the Smoke That Thunders (Mosi O Tunya) I have to say that Zambia is another highlight. I have spent many more days here than usual and I am ready to get back on the road ... Read more >

Tags: africa travel, backpacking, livingstone, vistoria falls, zambia

As Sweet As Kande

MALAWI | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By olliegoldson | Views [40]

Kande Beach, Malawi!! On route to Zambia this morning after having spent 3 amazing nights in Malawi at Kande Beach. Malawi still remains to be a highlight for me so far. It definitely just got better and better as the days went on. If you haven’... Read more >

Tags: africa travels, backpacking, malawi

Cheesy Tunes And Wet Weather Blues

MALAWI | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By olliegoldson | Views [50]

Malawi!! Finally arrived in another country and can happily add one more stamp to my well traveled passport as well as another SIM card to my already impressive collection. Malawi has to be a highlight for me so far. Ok so I have only been in here ... Read more >

Tags: africa travels, backpacking, malawi

To Kathmandu

NEPAL | Fri, 28 Mar 2014 | By timhughes55 | Views [104]

Checked in a 13kg backpack and carried on another 8kg of stuff that didn't fit in it. All these bags I seem to need... a backpack to carry, a duffle to give to the porters, a day pack for rest days and a bag to leave in Kathmandu.... Too much stuff I'm ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, everest base camp, people, trekking

Week 2 - Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Fri, 31 Jan 2014 | By escape | Views [64]

Being a volunteer in international development, I had expected life to be a little hard. Cambodia after all is a “third world” country. I'm sure it is for many of the locals here, including the 1/3 who live below the poverty line, however, ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, cambodia, cheap, phnom penh, travel, volunteer

Summarising a Year on The Road

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 21 Jan 2014 | By butterfly-freed | Views [300] | Comments [2]

I'm trying to remember that person who set out to follow her dream over fifty weeks ago. The one who decided that if you were not happy with your life, it made sense to do something about it by getting rid of unwanted encumbrances and make a fresh ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, blogs, career break, gap year, travelling, useful items

Sunset on SE Asia

THAILAND | Fri, 10 Jan 2014 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1033]

Six months ago I arrived in Bangkok to a culture for which I had no yardstick, no previous point of reference and for which I was unprepared. Arriving in The Land of Smiles to find none, and in fact finding more a feeling of hostility towards 'just another ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, bali, cambodia, healing, journey, penang, singapore, thailand, travelling, vietnam

Loitering around Rabat

MOROCCO | Mon, 16 Dec 2013 | By macedonboy | Views [960]

I’m heading up to Rabat on the train today. The trains to Rabat are quite regular at two hours apart. So I figured I’d sleep early the night before aiming for 0855 morning train. I do get up early enough to both get some breakfast at the ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, morocco, rabat

Vancouver a city to make you wet!

CANADA | Thu, 3 Oct 2013 | By farawayfromhome | Views [87]

We decided to man up and embrace the miserable overcast weather and see the city. With wrong one turn we ended up through Chinatown into the derelict/homeless part of town. On the bright side weed seems pretty cheap at $5 a quarter. Any takers? I can ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, rain, travel

Bon Voyage...for now!

USA | Tue, 20 Aug 2013 | By thekevman | Views [140]

I've finally made the difficult decision and taken the plunge....quit that cushy salaried job I could have worked at until i retired, abandoned that nice weekly paycheck and the financial security that comes along with it. Plus not to mention all the ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, couchsurf, europe, gap year, hostel, month, trekking

Spontaneous vs Planned Travel

ITALY | Tue, 20 Aug 2013 | By esthermanning | Views [198]

Let me just say from the outset which side of this debate I sit on.  Spontaneous travel is WAY more fun. Please don't think that I'm suggesting you don't plan at least some part of your holiday/trip in advance.  Let's start with the essentials:... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, italy, lost, venice, wander

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