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The 5 Best Hostels in Cairo, Egypt

The 5 Best Hostels in Cairo, Egypt

The bustling capital of Egypt, Cairo, is an absolute must if you’re visiting this culturally rich and incredibly affordable country. Full of insane historical sights and a feast for the senses too, Cairo is loud, full of life, outgoing, brash and stocked with gasp-aloud ancient treasures. Most visitors start and finish their time in Egypt […]

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The 5 Best Aswan Hostels

The 5 Best Aswan Hostels

I think Aswan has to be my favourite spot in the whole of Egypt. A wonderfully relaxed city set on the banks of the Nile in the south of the country, it’s an absolute must on your Egypt itinerary. Actually it was my first stop in this country, after crossing overland from Sudan, and I […]

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The Number 1 Tel Aviv Hostel

The Number 1 Tel Aviv Hostel

  Fun, young, lively and hip, Tel Aviv is probably the top backpacker city in the Middle East. From cute cafes, great galleries, hummus bars and of course the Mediterranean beach on its doorstep, this is a city that likes to play hard and work hard in equal measure. It’s not surprising then that it’s […]

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The Best Jerusalem Hostel: Stay Inn… Don’t Leave!

The Best Jerusalem Hostel: Stay Inn… Don’t Leave!

Now in my 30’s and digital nomading around the world, I’m largely past being able to cope with dorms I’m afraid. However that doesn’t mean I don’t want to meet other travellers, enjoy activities together and relax in a price-friendly place that feels spirited and soulful. I also want nooks where I can curl up […]

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An Oasis in the Sudanese Desert : Meroe Camp & Nubian Rest House

By on October 26th, 2019 in Accommodation, Africa, Off the Beaten Track, SUDAN with 0 Comments
An Oasis in the Sudanese Desert : Meroe Camp & Nubian Rest House

When most of people think of Sudan they certainly do not picture unique, luxury resorts in the desert. More often than not, it’s fearful and negative images they conjure up instead – concerns about safety, security and cleanliness above all. Sitting under a blanket of stars, safe and warm, deep in the desert as the […]

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My Fav Hostel in Addis Ababa : Mr Martins Cozy Place

My Fav Hostel in Addis Ababa : Mr Martins Cozy Place

This is my 4th time in Addis Ababa and I’ve got admit, I’ve done the rounds… in terms of accommodation that is! Yep each time I’ve returned to Addis, I’ve stayed somewhere else looking for that great place that had all the key elements – top location, free wifi, outside space, comfort and, well “cosyness”. […]

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A Little Bit of Luxury at Solyana Hotel : Beauty on a Budget in Ethiopia’s Bahar Dar

By on October 12th, 2019 in Accommodation, Africa, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 2 Comments
A Little Bit of Luxury at Solyana Hotel : Beauty on a Budget in Ethiopia’s Bahar Dar

It’s true. We all like a bit of luxury now and again. Even hardened budget backpackers like me definitely crave a great bed, power shower and excellent service from time to time and never have I craved it more than after several months scooting around Africa! It was sheer delight therefore that, after making my […]

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Diani Backpackers, Kenya : Reviewed

Diani Backpackers, Kenya : Reviewed

Situated in Kenya’s most famous tourist spot, Diani Backpackers is the excellent proof that you don’t have to have a lot of money to enjoy Africa’s top destinations! Among the 5* all-inclusive resorts and exclusive boutique apartments, Diani Backpackers shines like a budget travel diamond in this otherwise inaccessible world and allows us shoestring travellers […]

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Red Rock Lalibela Hotel : Right Place, Right Price

By on October 12th, 2019 in Accommodation, Africa, ETHIOPIA, Reviews with 0 Comments
Red Rock Lalibela Hotel : Right Place, Right Price

If you didn’t already know, visiting the ancient city of Lalibela in Ethiopia is an absolute must if you’re spending any time in this wonderful country. Displaying some of the most incredible rock-hewn churches in the world, this is Africa’s Petra in all its glory… and with the half tourists! A UNESCO World Heritage Site […]

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The 4 Best Johannesburg Hostels

The 4 Best Johannesburg Hostels

Not known for its traveller-friendly status, Johannesburg is, however, a major international hub when it comes to flying into or out of Africa. As such many travellers, like me, find themselves spending a couple of days here either at the beginning or end of their journey. But don’t fear, this city really doesn’t deserve the […]

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