5 Places I Have Camped Out

Tent Tourist: Top 5 Places I Have Camped Out

When I think back on all the accommodation options that I have chosen in the last few years, most of them have been inside buildings – hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, Couchsurfing, rental apartments, friend’s flats, flats I rented. However, part of the wild in me also loved my nights outside in the wildernesstic Read more about Tent Tourist: Top 5 Places I Have Camped Out[…]

Backpacking in My Own Flat: Top 3 Sights In Isolation

Backpacking in My Own Flat: Top 3 Sights In Isolation

Stay at home. Stay in your flat or house. Why go out? Why? You are risking other people’s lives even if you think YOU are invinvicle and have no symptoms of the deadly COVID-19/Coronavirus. It is my 11th day at home but even I feel guilty that in those 11 days I left the flat Read more about Backpacking in My Own Flat: Top 3 Sights In Isolation[…]

My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland

  On my travels down the years, I was always looking for obscure, quirky and unique places away from the usual tourist suspects. In the past, this led to my trips to places like Ashgabat, Nukus, Vank and Pyongyang. By coincidence all four of those places all had wacky hotels – something different. It was time Read more about My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland[…]

Backpacking in South Africa: My Stay At Altona Lodge in Green Point, Cape Town

Officially this was my fifth time being stamped in to South Africa. Though in essence, three of those were on my first trip here in 2011. However, it was my first time here in Cape Town and I allowed myself four nights in the city. I stayed in three different places on those nights, choosing Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: My Stay At Altona Lodge in Green Point, Cape Town[…]

Living in the Cloud of Africa: My Stay at The Anne Guesthouse in Maseru, Lesotho

“I get so high, I just can’t feel it” – Noel Gallagher. When I finally visited Lesotho in 2020, I based myself on the edge of the capital city – Maseru. I arrived into Lesotho at Moeshoeshoe International Airport by flight from Johannesberg, and later left by land border at Maseru Bridge, to Bloemfontein, one Read more about Living in the Cloud of Africa: My Stay at The Anne Guesthouse in Maseru, Lesotho[…]

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

On my second trip to Botswana, in 2020 I visited the north of the country. We crossed in from Zimbabwe at Kazungula and decided to stay overnight in a crocodile farm. This was certainly another crazy adventure and another interesting sleeping location to add to our repertoire. I had read about this Crocodile Farm in Read more about Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana[…]

Sleeping in Palanca Neighbourhood at Afilux Residencial: The Best Place To Stay When Backpacking in Luanda, Angola

Afilux Residencial: The Best Place To Stay When Backpacking in Luanda, Angola

“In my beautiful neighbourhood” – Tommy Smith. Before you even think about getting a visa for Angola, make sure you have all your documents ready, including having proof of accommodation for every night you are here and even bank statements. Budget hostels and cheap hotels are actually quite tricky to find in Luanda when you Read more about Afilux Residencial: The Best Place To Stay When Backpacking in Luanda, Angola[…]

Backpacking in Zimbabwe: Staying at Shoestrings Backpackers Hostel in Victoria Falls City

Backpacking in Zimbabwe: Staying at Shoestrings Backpackers Hostel in Victoria Falls City

“Down the waterfall, wherever it may take me” – Robbie Williams. “Don’t go chasing waterfalls, stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to” – TLC. It might seem odd and even lazy of Zimbabwe to name a city (or town) “Victoria Falls”. It doesn’t quite fit with me. It is so English Read more about Backpacking in Zimbabwe: Staying at Shoestrings Backpackers Hostel in Victoria Falls City[…]

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