Top Sleeps of 2018

Ahh it’s so close to Christmas and the end of the year it must be time to do a few ‘2018 in review’ style posts, right? Today I want to reflect on some of the awesome accommodation I’ve been privileged to stay in this year. I’ve had three getaways or trips this year, a very …

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3 Spots on Sunday – Unique Hostel Stays

It’s another Sunday, and this time it’s a bit different. Here are three interesting hostels you might stay at if you were to visit the cities they live in. It’s always nice to stay somewhere which is a bit ‘different’, escape the normal hostel for somewhere more unique. I’ve stayed in two of these three …

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Accommodation Review – Baikaler Hostel

The Baikaler Hostel in Irkutsk, Russia, has a pretty good reputation and I was very glad that I was able to get a room there – especially as there was only one private room in the whole hostel! Apparently it is owned and run by an interesting and friendly character named Jack. Unfortunately for me …

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A Great Hostel Experience in Ulaan Baatar – Zaya Hostel

And in Mongolia I returned to the ol’ ‘hostel’ experience. Which I have to say, was pretty bally splendid! It’s been a long time since I can say I stayed in a place that was good in so many aspects as ‘Zaya Hostel’, in the Mongolian capital of Ulaan Baatar. Firstly I was met by …

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Accommodation Review – Hostal Copacabana, La Quiaca, Argentina

The word Copacabana seemed to follow me around in South America from the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia to Rio de Janeiro. And then there was the Hostel Copacabana in the dusty border town of La Quiaca. I crossed the border and decided to walk to the hostel. It was a bit further than …

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Accommodation Review – Green House Hostel, Bariloche

Doing another review this week as I’m trying to get them all done before I leave. Bariloche is a gorgeous spot in Northern Patagonia, with unsealed roads and a Bavarian feel. I stayed in the Green House Hostel, in a single room with shared bathroom. It was a great choice, there was a lot to …

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Accommodation Review – Galapagos

I thought I’d do a quick review of the three hotels I stayed at whilst on the Galapagos Islands. If you’re going there independently there are plenty of accommodation options but you should be warmed that they are pretty pricey all said. There may be the possibility of dorms. I’ll review here by island in …

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Accommodation Review – Hostal Los Uros, Puno

Puno seemed like an interesting little place, between Machu Picchu and the Bolivian border. It was just a one night stop over for me on my journey across South America. So, I wanted a cheap bed for the night. I arrived after dark and left early in the morning, so it didn’t need to be …

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City Rumble – Budapest versus Bucharest

I guess it was only natural that eventually I would pit these two Eastern European cities against each other in a ‘City Rumble’, and so today is the day! The capital of Hungary against the capital of Romania. Two cities with similar sounding names (just ask Michael Jackson who called Bucharest Budapest to his fans …

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Accommodation Review – Hotel La Cupula, Copacabana, Bolivia

When planning a stop on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia I found this hotel and immediately was entranced by it on the web. The photos of it made it look absolutely amazing. As photos often do when they are chosen and formatted for a business website. The website is here – Hotel Cupula. You’ll see what …

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