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The Backpackers Guide to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo is an exceptional place to explore as a backpacker. Situated in the southern Balkans, the previously war-torn city is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital. Surrounded by mountains, the Ottoman city-centre is like entering a mini-Istanbul, but this picturesque city is equally influenced by the Austrian-Hapsburg empire. Visibly scarred by decades…

Fanzara: A Spanish street art village

The Spanish village of Fanzara has become a street art sensation over the last twelve months. Attracting art lovers from all over the world, the 320 inhabitants invited graffiti artists to decorate the village last September. Less than 50 miles north of Valencia, there are now over 40 murals on display…

Coimbra, Portugal: A Budget Guide for Backpackers

Coimbra (pronounced queem-bra) is one of the oldest cities in Portugal. Situated between Lisbon and the northern city of Porto, the university town has a poetic sensibility and a vibrant nightlife. Coimbra’s university, founded in 1290, is Portugal’s oldest and a third of the city’s 35,000-strong population are students. Always a…

Acropolis Now – A Backpackers Guide to Athens

Athens is a crumbling ancient city packed full of antiquity and culture. Perfect for backpackers wanting to visit not only the Greek capital, but the birthplace of Western civilisation. The 3,400 year old city is a fascinating place to explore on holiday. Most backpackers come in search of the Ancient World and…

Go Backpacking in Montenegro

Montenegro is one of the most breathtaking places to go backpacking. Situated in the southern tip of the Balkans, the pearl of the Adriatic packs in epic landscapes and glittering beaches. Remarkably unspoilt you can explore this beautiful country on a budget of €30-40 per day. Likewise there are some…

5 Reasons Why You Should Stay In A Hostel

Did you consider hostels only for those type of backpackers appearing without having a shower for a few, errm.. weeks and those partying like a rock star, disturbing their other fellow travelers? If you did – think again! Nowadays hostels are the next coolest thing to stay even for more…

Belfast City Break Guide for Backpackers

Belfast is one of the most friendliest and welcoming cities in Europe. Always up for a party and bound together by a commonality of friendship and a genuine love of visitors. The Northern Irish capital is thoroughly entertaining city to explore on holiday. The humour and warmth of its people…

Backpackers Glasgow – The Greatest Victorian City in the World

Glasgow is one of Europe’s most dynamic cities and has re-invented itself as a cultural travel destination for music, clubbing and creative arts. Renowned as one of the world’s friendliest cities, Glasgow’s rich trading past has contributed to the warm nature of the Glaswegians you meet today. If you need a…

Budget Shopping Tips for the Amazing Markets of Istanbul

   Art and Design ,,,,   April 3, 2015  Comments Off

Imagine the magical atmosphere created by the breathtaking sunset towards the horizon of the city devided between two different continents by the Bosphorus. Hearing the call for the prayer echoing in the evening about to turn into night is one of the most exotic and mystical moments Istanbul creates for…

Top 5 Romeo and Juliet Attractions in Verona

   Spotlight ,,,,,   March 31, 2015  Comments Off

Have you guys seen the super romantic movie ‘Letters to Juliet’ where Amanda Seyfried arrives to Verona as a writer, meets ‘the Secretaries of Juliet’ and is torn between two lovers? Made famous originally by the story of Shakespeare, this ancient corner of the Veneto region, Verona is without a…

A Culture Guide to Bratislava on a Backpackers Budget

Bratislava is a fairytale city with an old style charm and is the product of many languages and cultures. Easy to navigate on foot, the Slovakian capital only gets a fraction of the crowds of Vienna and Budapest. Perfect for a low cost holiday, the city has excellent budget hostels and cheap…