Infante Sagres – That Time I Splurged on a Five-Star Hotel!

Or – Is a Five star hotel THAT much better than a four-star hotel? When preparing for my trip last year (2019) I booked almost all my hotel stays in advance (and one AirBnb stay). Bar a few nights in Tajikistan, I was booked for the rest of the nights which meant I knew where …

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Review – A Really Positive Air BnB Experience! [Lisbon]

Howdy all, and today I’m going to review our stay in Lisbon, Portugal last year. Whereas we’d been sticking to hotels up until hitting the Portuguese capital, in this instance we decided to give Air BnB another go. I’d sworn off them a little – not completely – owing to a couple of experiences we’d …

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Accommodation Review – Las Casas de Los Mercaderes, Seville, Spain

Hi all, and it’s review time again. Slowly reviewing the places I stayed at (and other things) from last year’s trip, all the time worrying that once I’m done – well, I’m DONE. Because not much likely to happen on the travel front in the foreseeable future. Seville was one of our favourite stops for …

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Accommodation Review – Arc La Rambla, Barcelona

Howdy all. Barcelona has been a city which people have been flocking to for a number of years now. Finding a good place that won’t break the bank can be tricky, but we found a pretty decent place for a really good price. Arc La Rambla is a modern, three-star hotel which is brilliantly situated …

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Accommodation Review – Victoria Na Zamkovoy, Minsk, Belarus

Getting to Minsk from Tel Aviv last year was an all-day travel sort of affair. So it wasn’t all fun and games, it involved a few hours in Istanbul’s new, but crowded and over heated airport, and it started in the wee hours of the morning too as the journey to Ben Gurion Airport from …

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Accommodation Guide – Victoria Hotel, Jerusalem

Today I’m talking about the hotel I stayed when I visited Jerusalem last year, and buckle up because what counts as ‘cheap’ in Jerusalem will stretch most people’s definition of the word. They told me Jerusalem was quite expensive, but honestly I wasn’t really prepared for it when I arrived. The good news for me …

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The Perfect Place to Stay on the Silk Road – Jahongir Bed and Breakfast, Samarkand

Samarkand is the ultimate in spots on the Silk Road. It’s Registan is incredible, there are a raft of other amazing historic sites, it’s positioned somewhere ‘in the middle’ – it’s only a short ride to the border with Tajikistan, it has fast train connections to the capital Tashkent and to Bukhara, in short if …

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What are Hotel Stays like in Turkmenistan?

Howdy all. I thought I would roll the two hotels I stayed at whilst in Turkmenistan into one post today. Because I thought it would make a more interesting post and give a small insight into travel in Turkmenistan, where you have little choice but to go on a tour where you are transported around …

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Escape to the North – Grand Hotel Khujand, A Review

Howdy all, time for another hotel review, and this time it of the flashiest place I stayed in Tajikistan, the Grand Hotel in the northern city of Khujand. At $92AUD a night (or around $60USD) it was by far the most expensive place I stayed whilst in Tajikistan too, however I can say that it …

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