Backpacking in Gozo, Malta: Top 6 Sights In and Around Victoria Rabat

Gozo is Malta’s second biggest island after the main island Malta itself and I had a great time here. I got the ferry from Malta to Gozo and headed straight to Victoria Rabat, capital city of Gozo. Gozo has a population of 31,446 and is a popular day trip from Malta (the main island). Lots Read more about Backpacking in Gozo, Malta: Top 6 Sights In and Around Victoria Rabat[…]

Staying at the Swanky Hotel Noemi, Venice, Italy

May 2009 saw my third visit to Italy in a period of 7 months, having never previously even visited the country at all! At the time, life was pretty good and I was madly in love with Hungarian dancer and overall good girl, Noemi Linzenbold. This time we backpacked Venice on a budget! Looking back Read more about Staying at the Swanky Hotel Noemi, Venice, Italy[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther's Hostel in Kraków

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther’s Hostel in Kraków

The Bluetones – “Slight Return” I returned to my deep backpacking roots recently with a visit to Kraków in Poland. I covered Kraków on here before back in 2015. At the time I visited Kazimierz district, toured the Old Town, Wawel Castle and Schindler’s Factory. I also visited the notorious German Death Camps at Auschwitz Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther’s Hostel in Kraków[…]

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Backpacking in the Republic of Ireland: Top 6 Sights in Dublin

“In Dublin’s fair city where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone” – Irish Folk Song. As you might have read, I come from and grew up in Northern Ireland. Back in the 1980s, backpacking in Dublin and Cork was only hearsay to me. But in 1995 I Read more about Backpacking in the Republic of Ireland: Top 6 Sights in Dublin[…]

Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna

Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna

Deep in Vienna, Austria sits yet another crazy wacky republic. This one is a spherical ball that is a house and a separate country that borders Austria. This is Kugel Mugel! This has to be one for an upcoming whackpacking adventure. The Republic of Kugelmugel is a country located at the Prater in Vienna, Austria (where I backpacked in 2005 before Read more about Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna[…]

Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem

When you are visiting Israel or Palestine, it’s a good idea to sample the food as well as take in the sights. Israeli and Palestinian cuisine is a melting pot of flavors from all over the world: Middle Eastern, American, Indian, Moroccan, and Eastern European, among others. It would be a mistake to skip trying Read more about Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem[…]

World Borders: Crossing the Former Berlin Wall from East Germany (DDR) into West Germany (FROG)

“You’ll never change what’s been and gone” – Noel Gallagher. There is no tongue in cheek and definitely no apologies for one of the most blatant tourist sites / sights (delete as appropriate) ever covered on here. The fact is I should’ve written about this crossing years ago. It was March 2005 as a dreamy Read more about World Borders: Crossing the Former Berlin Wall from East Germany (DDR) into West Germany (FROG)[…]

How, When and Why To Visit The Vatican City?

  If you’re going to visit Vatican City for the first time in your life, there’s a long list of attractions that are very sought after, especially in spring and summer. It’s nearly impossible visiting Vatican City without making a reservation at least of the Vatican Museums. However, the best way to get the most Read more about How, When and Why To Visit The Vatican City?[…]

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