Europe

How To See Dubrovnik for Less than 80 Euros!

By on November 19, 2018 in Backpacking, Budget Travel Ideas, CROATIA, Europe with 0 Comments
How To See Dubrovnik for Less than 80 Euros!

There’s simply no denying – Croatia is crazy expensive when it comes to budget travel in Eastern Europe and Dubrovnik seems to top the bill as the most expensive city in this part of the world. Thanks to its Game of Thrones popularity and the seemingly never-ending stream of cruise ships that dock in this […]

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13 Amazing Things to Do in Kiev, Ukraine

By on November 14, 2018 in Europe, UKRAINE with 0 Comments
13 Amazing Things to Do in Kiev, Ukraine

I have to be honest, the thought of visiting Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, didn’t immediately jump out at me. I’ve seen my fair share of ex-communist capitals and while I admire their architecture and find them culturally fascinating, seeing what I expected to be a grey, drab and dull ex-Soviet capital didn’t immediately appeal… […]

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Off the Beaten Track in Cyprus : Things to See

By on November 10, 2018 in CYPRUS, Europe, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Off the Beaten Track in Cyprus : Things to See

So, if you’re anything like me – a British child of the nineties who grew up on package holidays – then Cyprus will be equated with one thing and one thing only in your mind. And that is beach resorts, half-board packages, towel reservations by the pool and Fanta Orange at dinner… ok well maybe […]

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3 Ideal Eastern Europe Itineraries for Backpackers

3 Ideal Eastern Europe Itineraries for Backpackers

Eastern Europe really is a treasure trove for travellers. From incredible architecture and epic nightlife to gorgeous mountains and beautiful beaches, this diverse and delightful part of the world really does pack it all in. That’s not to mention the fairytale castles, the quirky coffeehouses, the rattling trams and the fiery Rakija! And who can […]

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9 Totally Underappreciated Things About Ostrava in the Czech Republic

By on November 1, 2018 in CZECH REPUBLIC, Europe, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
9 Totally Underappreciated Things About Ostrava in the Czech Republic

Have you ever heard of Ostrava? Nope me neither! Or at least I hadn’t until I headed there as part of my Eastern Europe summer tour. Tucked in the corner of Czech Republic, this unassuming little city barely makes it onto the tourist radar, meaning it was exactly the sort of place I wanted to […]

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25 Unforgettable Things to do in Lviv That Prove Just How Quirky This Ukrainian City Is!

By on October 31, 2018 in Europe, Off the Beaten Track, UKRAINE with 4 Comments
25 Unforgettable Things to do in Lviv That Prove Just How Quirky This Ukrainian City Is!

Ever heard of Lviv? Nope, nor had I before I started my trip to Ukraine and began learning more and more about this gorgeous gem of a city located in the west of the country. A UNESCO World Heritage listed town, Lviv, with its great culinary offerings, artistic flavour and coffee obsession sounded right up […]

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21 Brilliant Hacks for Saving Money When Travelling Eastern Europe

21 Brilliant Hacks for Saving Money When Travelling Eastern Europe

I honestly couldn’t believe how wonderfully cheap Eastern Europe was when I toured the region this summer. It really is a backpacker beauty of a destination and I don’t know if there’s too many other places in the world where your money could go further on some seriously great adventuring. That said, there’s always some […]

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Want To Drive Cyprus? The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need!

By on October 27, 2018 in CYPRUS, Europe, Road Trip with 0 Comments
Want To Drive Cyprus? The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need!

  Let me be straight here. I’m an awful driver. Really awful. Or at least I think I’m awful. So maybe the point is rather that I’m not an awful driver, but that I’m a nervous driver. Because quite frankly the thought of driving anywhere, especially in a foreign country, usually makes me feel extremely […]

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The 6 Places To Visit in Romania Before you Die

By on October 25, 2018 in Europe, ROMANIA with 2 Comments
The 6 Places To Visit in Romania Before you Die

Snuggled over in the east of Europe, Romania often feels like the land time forgot. Out of the countries I’ve wandered in this part of the world, Romania consistently stood out as a destination belonging, at least in part, to a different age. Even travelling here in 2018, it felt hard at times to believe […]

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Shining Bright with Boutique Beauty: Lyhnos

Shining Bright with Boutique Beauty: Lyhnos

It means oil-lamp, in case you didn’t know. Lyhnos. The name rolls off the tongue softly but brightly – the ‘y’ drawn out, the ‘s’ at the end clipping it to a close with a determined vibrancy. And it burns softly and brightly too this lyhnos. Bright with a beautiful distinction and soft with an […]

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