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guide to backpacking

A beginners guide to backpacking

You have your massive backpack slung on your shoulders, you’ve got your passport taped to your chest for safety, you’ve got travel insurance that covers you for every little thing that could be broken/stolen/delayed. But as you step off the plane blinking in the alien exotic sunlight like a new born lamb to the slaughter, […] Read more…

Parrots, sweets and cobbled streets in Copán Ruinas, Central America

By Alex Saint… Parrots, sweets and cobbled streets… Oh, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the most brilliantly preserved Ancient Mayan sculpture to be found anywhere in the world. The picturesque Honduran town of Copán Ruinas, lying nigh on the Guatemalan border in Central America, sounded like the perfect breath of crisp, fresh, […] Read more…

A whistle-stop guide to Barcelona’s barrios

By Alex Saint… Sometimes when I talk about Barcelona, my eyes light up with little, pink love hearts. That city sucked me in with its ‘everywhere’s a photo op’ architecture, sweet-talked me round with its romantic, flower-filled balconies and won my affection forever with its leafy squares and lost afternoons of cava and sunshine. And I […] Read more…

A guide to surviving Khao San Road, Bangkok

If someone was to ask me: “Name an asian city where you’re bound to have the time of your life?”, without a doubt  I would reply, “Duh. Bangkok of course. Jeez.” The capital of Thailand gets a lot of love from us for good reason: the laid-back people, the endless shopping, the amazing food, delicious drinks, cheap currency, […] Read more…

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