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Inspirational Trips, Musings

Travel Challenges For Adventurers

Travelling is an adventure in and of itself, but some explorers want a little more from their travels than sitting on a beach for the majority of their holiday. After all, if you work at a desk for 40 hours a week, it makes sense that your idea of a break from work is a chance to stretch your legs and move your body at least a few times while on holiday. So if you’re looking for a holiday where you can get in touch with your inner adrenaline junkie, here are a few things you should consider.

 

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Berlin, Destinations, Germany, Musings, Travel Tips

I Was Robbed in Berlin – How to prevent it from happening to you!

You know when you have that feeling that something isn’t quite right. It wasn’t anything that the man had done apart from the fact there was an empty platform and he was standing rather close. I even made eye contact with him and gripped my phone tighter. Perhaps I knew he was going to rob me. And the inevitable happened – I was robbed in Berlin!

 

I was in Berlin and I was arranging to meet my friend I had made on Couchsurfing. I was catching up with a few emails and making use of the station’s free Wifi. After a while, my gripped relaxed a little. Perhaps, I had misjudged him, then ‘bam!’, my phone had been snatched and off the thief went.

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Cappadocia, Destinations, Europe, Turkey

Why You Must Go and What to Do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Imagine a place full of homes cut out of the rocks. A place where people still live in caves. It sounds like I have gone back to the time of cavemen! But here I am in Cappadocia in the highlands of Turkey where some of the nicest hotels are within a cave. This is just one of many things on the list of what to do in Cappadocia, Turkey.

 

Welcome to a land that feels like you are in the Flintstones.

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Travel Tips

Couchsurfing Safety: Why I Recommend It and How to Be Safe

I love Couchsurfing. I wrote about it in several of my posts such as ‘How to make friends on the road‘ and ‘My 8 top tips every traveller should know’ so I have decided to dedicate a post just to Couchsurfing safety.

 

For those who don’t know, Couchsurfing is like a Facebook profile for travellers. But instead of sharing statuses about the hardships of life or if you are single, in a relationship or it’s complicated, you are sharing your sofa, spare room, floor space or your time to a traveller. The idea can have its own set of safety concerns- both for the surfer and the host. It is therefore important to observe couchsurfing safety tips at all times.

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Musings

5 Myths of Backpacking Travel Busted

There are many different myths of backpacking travel that people still believe and in a lot of cases, gives them reasons to stay out of adventures and new travel experiences.

 

Let us look at some of those myths of backpacking travel around the world and put them to rest.

 

(The following is a guest post by Karlis Kikuts,  from Independent Wolf blog)

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Destinations, Kuala Lumpur, Travel Tips

Bed bugs and Bad Ethics

I had never met a bed bug until one afternoon in Kuala Lumpur. In the past eight years of extensive travels, I had heard many a tale about the terror of bed bugs. How they had ruined whole trips! And more seriously how difficult it is to get rid of bed bugs.

 

For those who haven’t really heard about bed bugs but don’t fancy a bug in the bed, they are more than just a harmless bug. They are the back packers nemesis.

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Asia, Destinations, East Coast, Seoul, South Korea

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to South Korea

Many cars slowed down to take a look but few had the courage to stop. We were unsure if it was that they couldn’t speak English or if they were just not going that far. Some people did stop but decided not to give us a lift as they were not going to the exact place that we were going. Unable to communicate that they could take us as far as they were going, we had to let them go. If you are in South Korea, you need to read this hitchhiker’s guide to South Korea.

We learnt a lot in the two days of hitchhiking 350 km down the east coast of South Korea. Therefore, I have decided to put together some tips for others planning on hitchhiking in South Korea.

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Travel Tips

Hostel Survival Guide: What You Need to Know

Having over 10 years experience of staying in hostels, I feel that it is a great way of meeting new people, as well as having a cheap place to sleep for the night. Some of my stays have been pleasant, others not so. Here I have some tips about making your stay in a hostel dormitory a little more comfortable.

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