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Month: July 2018

Travel Milestones, Two Years On The Road

Travel Milestones, Two Years On The Road

Some people find travel milestones a big deal, whether it is their first time on a plane, to their six years they’ve been on the road, personally, I didn’t give it much thought, until I touched down in Budapest. I arrived back in Budapest for a quick one night stay, after flying in from Sarajevo on my way to Bucharest, as I touched down in the city, I realized it was pretty much two years to the day, that I…

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In Defense of Podgorica

In Defense of Podgorica

Now, if you’ve read any travel blogs at all, (traitor) plenty of people seem to believe that Podgorica is basically Dante’s fifth circle of hell, a place so devoid of personality, you may as well spend your holiday inside a vacuum. Though, to be honest I think they’re being unfair, as, for a city of 150,000 people, it’s got a surprisingly lot of things going for it. Let’s get something out of the way first through, it hasn’t got a…

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The Problem With Poverty Tourism

The Problem With Poverty Tourism

“Ah, look at them, they have nothing,” is a phrase you’ll hear often if you spend any time traversing the Asian sub-continent. Though it’s not just Asia, I’ve heard this phrase, in various different iteration from the Balkans to the southernmost tip of the Americas. Some travellers seem to go out of their way to photograph, watch and generally note extreme poverty around the world, but why? Poverty tourism isn’t exactly a modern invention though, it’s been around since the…

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5 Things To Do In Thessaloniki

5 Things To Do In Thessaloniki

Ah, Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city, often overshadowed by its big brother, Athens, but there’s plenty to do in this lively student city, strap on those walking boots though, as most of it involves walking. 1. Climb Up Trigoniou Tower See what I said about walking, now if you’re lazy, you could just hop on the number 50 bus and away you go, but you’re not going to do that, are you? No, you’re going to hike up in the midday heat…

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What You Don’t Need in your Backpack

What You Don’t Need in your Backpack

Oh, don’t think I haven’t seen you, walking around the airport in a jet-lagged daze, wiping out old ladies with your over-sized backpack’s, trust me there are a fair few things you don’t need in your backpack. Books First of all, empty all of the deadweight, are you carrying books with you? Yes – that’s very educational, well done you. I bet you see yourself chilling out on a quiet beach, listening to the waves lap against the shore, as…

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