Staying at the Ibis Plateau in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Since 2015, I have been using Ibis Hotels as one of my consistent brands to stay in. I have so far stayed in their hotels in Poland, Kaliningrad, Kuwait, France and Bahrain. Next it was the turn of the Cote d’Ivoire or the Ivory Coast. I was backpacking in Abidjan and Grand Bassam after getting Read more about Staying at the Ibis Plateau in Abidjan, Ivory Coast[…]

Backpacking in San Marino: My Stay at the Affitta Camere Franciosi Hostel, San Marino City

Backpacking in San Marino: My Stay at the Affitta Camere Franciosi Hostel, San Marino City

“On that damp and lonely Thursday years ago” – Jarvis Cocker. When I look back on my early travel adventures, I forget how many obscure and ridiculous cities I was crackpacking through. Quite simply, I never wrote about lots of them on here. I have all my notes and folders still and will get them Read more about Backpacking in San Marino: My Stay at the Affitta Camere Franciosi Hostel, San Marino City[…]

My Stay At The Green Park Merter Five Star Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a city I wrote about a few times before and on my travels, it’s the only city outside the U.K. that I have visited in each of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. That;s five years in a row – ridiculous. Bizarre when the previous 33 years, I neglected it completely as I Read more about My Stay At The Green Park Merter Five Star Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey[…]

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

“If Timmy Mallet made hotels, this would be it”. – Jonny Blair. A short intro first – I stayed here in 2013 (so five years ago and never finished this article) BUT this is far and away the most ridiculous hotel in my backpacking history. A hotel shaped like a boat in the middle of Read more about One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh[…]

Backpacking in Western Sahara: My Stay at the Hotel Jodesa in El-Aaiun

In December 2017, after a couple of days in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, I took a border bus south to Africa’s west coast, this time crossing from Morocco into Western Sahara (still a debated country). I was ready to explore El-Aaiun the capital city of Western Sahara in 2017 and it was time to Read more about Backpacking in Western Sahara: My Stay at the Hotel Jodesa in El-Aaiun[…]

Backpacking in Gozo: Staying in the Downtown Hotel – the Best Hotel in Victoria (Rabat)

In September to October 2017, I spent 6 days in the Republic of Malta as well as a Wacaday adventure to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. But surprisingly to you, I wanted to backpack the country hardcore and so I set about visiting the country’s three main islands. I originally thought I’d spend my Read more about Backpacking in Gozo: Staying in the Downtown Hotel – the Best Hotel in Victoria (Rabat)[…]

My Stay at The Famous British Hotel in Valletta, Malta

“Fascinations galore” – Sheryl Crow (Bond theme). Arrival in Malta in September 2017 was something of a surprise to me and to my followers. The truth is that I have really only backpacked one new country in the last 12 months. That is so odd for me as before I decided to relocate to Poland, Read more about My Stay at The Famous British Hotel in Valletta, Malta[…]

Tuesdays’ Travel Tips: Saving Money By Booking Hotels On Agoda

Having travelled the world far and wide for the last 14 years, I am now bringing my readers some good discounts and ways to save money as you start your journeys, now mine has been stalled slightly. I have teamed up with Agoda, and apart from contacting hotels personally, Agoda are the ONLY website I Read more about Tuesdays’ Travel Tips: Saving Money By Booking Hotels On Agoda[…]

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