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  • Crazy Days at the Cologne Carnival

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    Backpackers visiting Cologne, Germany, this February will experience a Germany you never thought existed. The Cologne Carnival is a flamboyant festival packed full of songs, dancing and jugs of beer. Any hint of Germany formality is forgotten during Carnival season. Even better for travellers there are some excellent accommodation deals this February. Book with us and […]

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  • Budget Travel Tips for the Rio Carnival

    Rio Carnival 2015

    As the world’s most famous Carnival celebration, Rio de Janeiro is a popular destination for budget travellers in February. Rio Carnival is one of life’s greatest hedonistic festivals. Something you must do at least once on your travels. Expect half-naked women, toucan birds and crazy men dancing until dawn. You don’t have to pay a premium […]

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  • How to survive the Cologne Carnival on a Budget

    Cologne Carnival

    The Cologne Carnival is Germany’s answer to the Mardi Gras. It’s perfect for budget travellers wanting to go local on holiday and has plenty of boutique hostels and low cost hotels available. Rivalling the flamboyant carnivals of Venice and Rio, the Germans love to celebrate Ash Wednesday in their own inimitable style. Famous for its glorious twin-spired cathedral, […]