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Month: May 2014

Hostel Old Plovdiv – Bulgaria

Hostel Old Plovdiv – Bulgaria

One of the most interesting and unique hostels I have stayed in has to be Hostel Old Plovdiv. On my second visit to Bulgaria, last summer, we opted to stop at Plovdiv for a couple days before continuing onto Sofia. We arrived on the night bus from Istanbul, I would call it the sleeper bus but it really wasn’t. Upon arrival we found a taxi and gave the driver the address of the hostel. After speeding along the empty tarmac…

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5 Reasons I Love Travelling Europe by Train

5 Reasons I Love Travelling Europe by Train

Train travel is arguably one of the best ways to cover long distances and see the country you are travelling through whilst you are at it. These are my top five reasons why I absolutely love travelling by train in and around Europe:   1) Trains are cheap There is no arguing that trains are good value for money. There are no hidden fees and you can take as much luggage on them as you can carry. If you’ve filled…

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The Rickshaw Run – India here we come!

The Rickshaw Run – India here we come!

It is official, myself and two good friends (Jack and Mike) have signed up to take part in an event called The Rickshaw Run. For those that have never heard of the event before it basically involves driving ~2,000 miles across India in what can only be described as a glorified lawnmower. The infamous auto-rickshaw, 7 horsepower of automotive mayhem. Oh yeah, did I mention we have to do this all in 2 weeks?! Will we breakdown? Probably Will we get lost?…

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Gimmelwald – A hidden gem in the Swiss mountains

Gimmelwald – A hidden gem in the Swiss mountains

Our original plan was to spend a couple days in Interlaken and then take a day trip up to Grindelwald to experience the mountains. This plan quickly changed when we met two girls at a bus stop in Venice who had just come from a place called Gimmelwald and couldn’t stop talking about it As planned we spent two nights in the tent village in Interlaken but then made our way up the Lauterbrunnen valley to Gimmelwald. This in itself wasn’t a simple feat of catching…

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