Backpacking In Guadeloupe: Staying At The Butterfly Hostel in Saint-François

“Like a bat out of hell, I’ll be gone in the morning sun” – Meatloaf. Guadeloupe was an unexpected country on my Caribbean Odyssey in 2021 – 2022. I missed my boat to Martinique and ended up with a night here in Guadeloupe, almost by default and I still haven’t been to Martinique. Guadeloupe is Read more about Backpacking In Guadeloupe: Staying At The Butterfly Hostel in Saint-François[…]

Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

“Back In The Saddle” – The Bluetones. Old habits die hard. I simply loved the hostel lifestyle back in my glory days of whackpacking. Of course, the story goes that a brace of bad people I met in a hostel had affected me and threatened for 8 years to ruin my existence as a human. Read more about Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island[…]

Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries

Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries

Castries is the capital city of Saint Lucia. I arrived into the airport here, George FL Charles Airport on a flight from Barbados. This airport, like many in the Caribbean is right by the ocean. It is also handily right next to the capital city. I didn’t really know much about Castries, or Saint Lucia. Read more about Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries[…]

Backpacking In Albania: Staying At The Quirky Tirana Backpacker Hostel

“Water’s running in the wrong direction; got a feeling it’s a mixed up sign” – Girls Aloud. When I finally made it to my last European UEFA country in 2021, it was Albania. Alphabetically this should have been the first. But alas, through all my troubles and strife and fuelled by depression, I eventually rocked Read more about Backpacking In Albania: Staying At The Quirky Tirana Backpacker Hostel[…]

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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[…]

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[…]