Still in Lockdown! – More Stories from Around the World

Yes - we're all still in lockdown in most countries across the world, so here is the third (and most likely final) in my series of lockdown stories from across the world. Today I am joined by Gino, a YouTubing travelling from Romania and the USA, friend of the blog from his own blog and …

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Little Places – Scarisoara Ice Cave, Apuseni Mountains, Romania

Last Sunday I featured a post on Romania. I very briefly touched on an ‘ice cave’ that I had visited, but to be honest with my diaries long gone, I needed to do a bit of research to even find the name of the said cave. Well, now I have found it! The Scarisoara Ice …

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Five Reasons to Consider Romania

Hi all. Time to change it up a little. Today I’m looking at one of the larger Eastern European countries, Romania. It’s been well over a decade since I visited Romania, but I still remember it as a great destination for a variety of reasons. Here, today, are five of them! It’s Varied! From the …

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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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My Top Ten Country Countdown (Part One)

Hi Folks. A couple of years back now, I did a top ten countries. Well, I thought now was a good time to revisit my top ten. I can’t say that much has changed, what is your top ten? I’m going to review the places in the Top Ten, and then in a few weeks …

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Seven on Sunday – Countries for the Budget Conscious (Part One)

The more that travel becomes popular and accessible to all, the less places in the world are going to be considered ‘bargain’ destinations. I set off around the world in 1999 and for several countries my budget was just $20 a day. I’m not sure that’s feasible anymore, but there are places where you still …

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Sunday Spotlight – Cluj Napoca

Today the spotlight is back and it’s shining Romania-way to a university town in the westish northish part of a country that has most of its international reputation built on the back of a dude who inspired the legend of Dracula and vampires and fast forward a few centuries and we have the awesome TV …

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Top Five Backpacker Sleeps – Europe

Today I start a series of tips on backpacking accommodation across the world. I will look at different regions of the world and talk a little about the best places I have stayed - mind you they will all be budget options! They certainly won't be four or five star hotels, but instead hostels and …

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