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Hidden Gems: Four Travel Destinations You Never Thought to Visit

Tired of predictability? If so, the last thing you need is a predictable holiday. This is the year you should be booking a trip that’s a little out of the ordinary, but don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you must fly to jungles or deserts to see something different. Here are four travel Read more about Hidden Gems: Four Travel Destinations You Never Thought to Visit[…]

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 Ivory Coast: Top 11 Sights in Abidjan

Backpacking in Ivory Coast: Top 12 Sights in Abidjan

Abidjan capitals the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and is a great city. But please also note that Yamoussoukro is the political capital. It is well designed, diverse and for sure up and coming. Like many cities from my backpacking journeys, it is crying to be found. It screams but you won’t hear it until bloggers and tourists like Read more about Backpacking in Ivory Coast: Top 12 Sights in Abidjan[…]

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[…]

Backpacking in the USA: Top 5 Sights in New York City

New York is a beast of a city and I have so far just visited it twice. It holds some great memories, we held the Big Apple – great backpacking times with my friend Nina from Germany and Cassiano from Brazil. I first backpacked NYC in 2007, it was the same time I started this Read more about Backpacking in the USA: Top 5 Sights in New York City[…]

Backpacking in the Middle East: Top 5 Memories

The Middle East holds so many tourist memories for me. While I personally love the region, I still don’t like (or understand) the term “middle east”, which should really include Mongolia right? It’s pretty middle! And pretty east!! Yet Mongolia escapes this moniker or bracket. But let’s call everything in the Middle, and East of Read more about Backpacking in the Middle East: Top 5 Memories[…]

Backpacking in Brazil: Top 5 Sights

I have been to Brazil five times and have written about it a lot. But I still haven’t really covered the country’s most popular city – Rio De Janeiro where I also stayed so it gets a mention today. The reason I didn’t mention Rio before was I didn’t really like it much and in Read more about Backpacking in Brazil: Top 5 Sights[…]