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
My first 20 minutes in Sofia were spent sitting on the floor outside the airport wondering how I was going to get to my hostel. Uber, unfortunately, hasn’t quite crossed the borders to Bulgaria yet so any dreams I had of wordlessly making it to Hostel Mostel with the help of a nice, anonymous Uber […]Read More Three days in Sofia, Bulgaria, for less than £50
If you’re anything like me, you struggle with hanging around in one country for too long. I always like to have travel plans sorted for the near future, because it gives me something to look forward to. And when it’s a particularly dreary day like it is in London today, it makes me want […]Read More Five unusual places you can fly to for under £53 return this month
This article was originally written for Yahoo Finance. A rise of budget airlines and an increasingly-large population of international travellers has made flying no longer a well-timed luxury. EasyJet, Ryanair and a whole host of foreign carriers have re-shaped the idea of jetting off from something booked a year in advance to something that can […]Read More Yahoo Finance: From ‘error fares’ to knowing when to book: How to find the best cheap flight deals
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