Tag Archives: Accommodation

The 5 Best Bucharest Hostels

The 5 Best Bucharest Hostels

  Perhaps one of the weirdest European capitals, I’ve got to say that despite this (or perhaps because of it!) I was rather drawn to bizarre Bucharest. The biggest city in Romania – a country that sits between Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine and Hungary, but is utterly unlike any of them – it’s perhaps no […]

The 5 Best Prague Hostels

The 5 Best Prague Hostels

  Everyone knows that Prague is a backpacker mecca. Situated in the heart of Europe, oozing character and charm, history and heritage, I’m not going to go on right now about why you should visit this gorgeous city. Instead, I’m going to presume that you’ve already made the wise decision to go there and get […]

Shining Bright with Boutique Beauty: Lyhnos

Shining Bright with Boutique Beauty - Lyhnos, Askas, Cyprus

It means oil-lamp, in case you didn’t know. Lyhnos that is. 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 […]

5 Best Hostels in Cairo, Egypt

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 […]

5 Best Hostels in Aswan, Egypt

5 Best Hostels in Aswan

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 […]

The #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 such […]

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

The Best Hostel in Jerusalem

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 […]

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

Meroe Camp and Nubian Rest House

  When most 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 […]

Holiday in Bibione: Dream a little Dream of Italian Beach

Italy, Bibione, Lighthouse

  There is no doubt that Italy has an endless list of “must visit” places! From the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain in Rome to the Florence Cathedral, St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace in Venice and even the Milan Cathedral, there’s so many great sights in Italy to choose from. But if all you want […]