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The Ten Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Ever Slept

I probably should have written posts like this for years as these are the ones that people care about and are interested to read. But I was always too selfish to care, I wrote about where I went, what I saw, what I wanted to write. The Five Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Read more about The Ten Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Ever Slept[…]

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 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[…]

Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal - Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone

Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal – Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone

“There is too much butter on those trays” – Basil Fawlty (John Cleese). “No, Mr. Fawlty it’s uno dos tres!” – Manuel (Andrew Sachs). #Manuelloyal My recent Africa trip threw up a load of quirky new and exciting dwelling places for the nights. As well as sleeping in a local estate in Luanda, Angola, a Read more about Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal – Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone[…]

Backpacking in Namibia: Staying at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel in Downtown Windhoek

“Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon. They come and go. Oh ho. They come and go.” – Boy George. Windhoek will never make my list of world’s greatest capitals, nor Namibia a highly ranked country, however there was solace and some joy to be had during my time here, even in the largely neglected “fly Read more about Backpacking in Namibia: Staying at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel in Downtown Windhoek[…]

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