Creaking ladders and questionable plug sockets, ice-cold showers and dodgy wifi: when it comes to hostels, I’ve had my fair share of experiences. It was only when I logged back into Hostelworld to book my accommodation for my upcoming trip to Vietnam that I realised just how many hostels I’ve stayed in over the last […]Read More The six types of people you’ll meet in every hostel
It’s not often that my travel plans are met with a grimance. In fact, the only time it had ever happened in the past was when I told my family and friends that I was exploring Morocco on my own. But that was exactly the reaction I received when I told my nearest and dearest […]Read More Jewel-coloured buildings and Pablo Escobar nowhere to be seen: The real Colombia
I ended up in Bratislava as a sort of accident. Not the type where you get on the wrong plane or book the wrong tickets, but more as a sort of convenience. I mean, the first situation isn’t that rare for me – once I booked gig tickets for Nottingham instead of Northampton, seemingly thinking […]Read More Stopping off in Bratislava en route to Budapest
It’s fair to say technology has definitely shaped up the way we travel. Being only 22, I haven’t experienced the type of traveling my Nan used to tell me about – cycling from country to country using only a map and calling home occasionally to check in. Nope. My first solo travel adventure included an […]Read More The nine free travel apps I couldn’t live without
Warsaw is generally known for being a historic city. The capital of Poland, (although frequently confused with Krakow) it’s filled with faux old buildings, steeped in history and you’ll never fall short of learning a new fact. The thing about Warsaw is that it’s actually almost entirely brand new. It fell to the ground during […]Read More A trip to Warsaw’s Neon museum
Following the ending of my relationship and slow acceptance of working for the entirety of summer, i’d somewhat accepted that any chance of a summer holiday had vanished. ‘Office job’ does not particularly scream bikini and cocktails on tap, so instead of building up a small fort of summer clothes, I’d gradually over time conditioned […]Read More Czechin’ out Prague this weekend
The first thing I notice about my new friend Marco is that he has very hairy legs. This isn’t usually something I notice in new people, but then again, I don’t usually wake up a metre away from them either. Marco is Hungarian but living in Berlin, I learn, and has a penchant for flowery […]Read More My first experience staying in hostels: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
How many countries have you been to in your lifetime? 20? 30? Even more? Meet Henrik Jeppesen – the Danish 29-year-old who’s visited every country in the world. “I don’t collect objects,” he shrugged, “I collect experiences.” Starting his travels just 10 years earlier at the age of 18, Jeppeson decided to put travel first in […]Read More INTERVIEW: Meet Henrik Jeppesen, the man who’s been to all 193 countries