Backpacking in Lebanon: A Super Time at Mady's Hostel in Beirut

Backpacking in Lebanon: A Super Time at Mady’s Hostel in Beirut

New Year’s Eve has seen me bed hop, city hop and country hop a lot in recent years. 2018 ended in a similar fashion, as I began 2019 in Beirut, capital city of Lebanon. I came across a cosy little hostel online, with its own flashy website and a cool location in the Lebanese capital Read more about Backpacking in Lebanon: A Super Time at Mady’s Hostel in Beirut[…]

Backpacking in Saint Petersburg: My Winter Stay at the Kino Hostel, Vyborgsky District

“A world in white is underway” – Paul Hewson. First of all thanks to the Russian government’s decision to give all World Cup ticket holders (and therefore FAN ID holders) visa free entry until 31st December 2018. It meant we could all go back for unlimited entries into Russia (any city, by land, by air…) Read more about Backpacking in Saint Petersburg: My Winter Stay at the Kino Hostel, Vyborgsky District[…]

Backpacking in Russia: Budget Dorms at the Loft Hostel in Krasnodar

Backpacking in Russia: Budget Dorms at the Loft Hostel in Krasnodar

Krasnodar was the final stop for me in 2018, as I used up the final days of my visa free entry, thanks to the Russian government’s inspired decision to allow all football fans UNLIMITED visa free entry until the 31st December 2018. I left on the final day, and from my second cosy hostel in Read more about Backpacking in Russia: Budget Dorms at the Loft Hostel in Krasnodar[…]

Backpacking in Russia: My Luxury Hostel - Home in KRD, Selezneva in Krasnodar

Backpacking in Russia: My Luxury Hostel – Home in KRD, Selezneva in Krasnodar

“We’re leaving together, but still it’s farewell and maybe we’ll come back to earth, who can tell?” – Europe. To ensure I got another Russia city swallowed into my backpack before my visa free stay ended, I headed to the southern city of Krasnodar, where I would stay until the final day of the Russian Read more about Backpacking in Russia: My Luxury Hostel – Home in KRD, Selezneva in Krasnodar[…]

Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

“Bells around Saint Petersburg when I saw you, I hope I get what you deserve and this is where I find. Smoke surrounds your perfect face and I’m falling” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. Firstly – thanks to the Russian government for their incredible kindness and respect with regards their recent visa laws. I knew Read more about Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya[…]

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[…]

Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno

Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno

2018 meant a welcome return to Belarus after a gap of 11 years. While my 2007 adventure took me to Babruysk and Minsk, here in 2018 I backpacked Grodno after another gruelling visa struggle at the Belarus Embassy (in Warsaw this time). Grodno is a cool city in western Belarus. Its only about 20 minutes Read more about Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno[…]

Backpacking in Cyprus: Staying at the Only Hostel in Nicosia, Costas Hostel Action in Tseri

I went backpacking in Cyprus in order to visit both Northern Cyprus (the Turkish part) and the main part of Cyprus (which is mostly Greek influenced). Both of course are real countries in my own eyes and made it onto my wacaday list. It’s a really interesting island, much more exciting than I expected. There is Read more about Backpacking in Cyprus: Staying at the Only Hostel in Nicosia, Costas Hostel Action in Tseri[…]

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