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Off the Beaten Track in Amsterdam

Off the Beaten Track in Amsterdam

I visited Amsterdam for the first time a few months ago and absolutely loved it. It’s one of those cities where there is something for everyone it doesn’t matter if you’re out here to smoke and drink or if you’re interested in the culture and history. When I first arrive into a new place I always enjoy doing the touristy bits (they are normally touristy for a reason) but once I’ve ticked off most of those then I try to venture…

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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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The Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria’s abandoned UFO

The Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria’s abandoned UFO

As soon as Tom and I mentioned we were heading down to Veliko Tarnovo, we were told that we had to stay at Hostel Mostel and go on the tour to the “UFO”. After an evening of casual drinking and being shown a few photos of what to expect we didn’t need any more convincing. Four days later, on our second day in the beautiful Bulgarian town of Veliko Tarnovo, we climbed into the back of a beaten up old Toyato Landcruiser and were on…

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Why I’m starting a travel blog?

Why I’m starting a travel blog?

Over my last two summers I’ve been lucky enough to spend 14 weeks backpacking around Europe. Both of these 7 week trips were incredible and as cliché as it sounds they changed my views on a lot of things. After having officially caught the travel bug I’m unfortunately stuck in London on a grad scheme until October 2015. This blog was actually created one night when I was slightly drunk and when in the morning I found out that hosting…

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