Wales Travel Guides for Backpackers

Emerald Isle: A Dublin, Ireland Travel Guide

“Man, look at that view!” Fresh out of high school at the end of June 2015, we were excited to embark upon an adventure, unlike anything we’ve experienced before. Many of my peers were bright-eyed eighteen-year-olds and had never even been to New York, let alone outside of the country. […]
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Lesmahagow – Town of Scottish history, Religion and Dog Walkers

Lesmahagow, Scotland (Lios MoChuda / Lios MoFhègu Sc. Gaelic) – A 12th-century ecclesiastical centre and sanctuary that’s full to the brim of Scottish history and a great place for dog walking in the countryside. My hometown of Lesmahagow, Scotland is a quiet 12th-century picturesque dog walking village to be found […]
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Places To Visit In Jaipur

Are you one of those people who love exploring historic buildings and forts? If yes, then Jaipur is a place you MUST add to your ‘Places to visit’ list. Jaipur is famous for its forts, monuments, markets, history, etc. It is known as the ‘Pink City’ because back in the […]
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3 Weekend Road Trips From London

London is a great city to enjoy small weekend road trips from, helping you to explore a little more of the U.K. even if you are short on time. Whether you crave idyllic English villages, historical sights or a bit of beach time, or just fancy being outside of the […]
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What to do in South Mumbai

South Mumbai, popularly called Sobo by the locals, is the oldest part of Mumbai. While it is the commercial capital of India and crowded by many standards, anyone visiting India should definitely explore this area. The rhythm of this city is fast-paced and exciting. There are many things to do […]
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Top 3 Road Trips From Sydney

Sydney is arguably the most popular Australian port with heaps of visitors choosing Sydney as their first point of call Down Under. Whether you’re living in Sydney or visiting, there are some incredible things to do both in the city and just outside. If you fancy seeing more of the […]
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Flinders Ranges: Ancient earth and fascinating wildlife

Yellow-footed rock wallaby Flinders Ranges As an Australian outback destination, we decided on the Flinders Ranges which start approximately 500ks north of Adelaide. The Flinders Ranges began emerging around 800 million years ago. ‘Humanity Seat Formation’ -evidence of undersea rock, Barraranna Gorge A sea formed covering the area for about […]
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Trip to Australia: Land of Kangaroos

Beaches and oceans everywhere. Australia, known for its sportiveness and wilderness, is brimming with a lot of activities for tourists and locals to do. Syndey is the capital of NSW(New South Wales) and one of the largest cities in Australia which houses the world-famous harbor-front Opera house. Various kinds of beaches, […]
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Adder, sparrowhawk and royalty on Gower, Wales

Since 2012 it’s been possible to walk all of Wales’s 870 mile/ 1400km dramatic and varied coastline.  The route passes the edge of cities such as Cardiff, Newport and Swansea,  but also some wild clifftop scenery where the only sign of humanity could be an ancient standing stone. I live […]
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Sightseeing and Tourist Attractions in Mumbai

Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is a metropolitan island on the west coast of India. It is the largest, and most populated Indian city. A commercial and entertainment hub, Mumbai houses the headquarters of several Indian and multinational companies, including ‘Bollywood’, the Hindi cinema industry. A vibrant city that never sleeps, tourists […]
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Off the beaten path of Fraser Island

Fraser Island is a famous and gorgeous island just off the Queensland coast of Australia if you are ever stuck for where to go this should be top of your list. Visiting the world’s largest sand island, surely that’s something to write on your bucket list. There are a lot […]
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Living and Exploring Wales (UK)

Moving to Wales Wales: Land of Cliffs, sea and countryside… Pubs, Dylan Thomas and Swansea Football Club (not sure which of those is better known nowadays). Wales doesn’t really represent a touristic point, I would say. I wouldn’t think about having this small country in my list for a by-purpose-visit, […]
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10 reasons why Cardiff is an awesome city

For those of you who have never been to Cardiff before, this one's for you! Just a 3-hour drive from London, the capital of Wales is whole different world from its rugby rival, England. Before we go any further, I’ll just set things into perspective: I have lived in this […]
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TOP 3 BEST FREE COMEDY CLUBS IN LONDON

Ah… Comedy! Let’s put the cards on the table, shall we? The capital of the UK is an expensive place. The people who live here know it, and you, beautiful traveller (hi!), also know it. You’ve gasped in shock when booking your hostel bed or hotel room (if you can […]
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Jingellic and The Bridge Hotel

The Bridge Hotel Many people don't realize that there are a lot of hotels and country pubs in Australia that offer free or low-cost camping on or near their property. The Bridge Hotel in Jingellic is one of them. Jingellic is a small country town nestled on the New South […]
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Running Guide: Sydney, Australia

Sydney is one of the most iconic cities in the world. From the Harbour Bridge to the Opera House, infamous beaches and grassy parklands, running or jogging is a great way to get out and explore sides of the city you might miss by hitting the public transport routes. Sydneysiders […]
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A weekend in Sydney, Australia

Now I am all for a weekend away, (who isn’t right?) and if you find yourself wanting to immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of New South Wales, where better to go than Sydney? From Friday to Sunday, check out my jam-packed itinerary for the perfect Sydney escape! Friday; your […]
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A Picture-Perfect Day in Mumbai

My first visit to Mumbai had only involved an extremely rushed visit to the Elephanta Caves. So, when I a second chance to visit the city I decided to make the most of it. But as fate would have it, I had only one day in Mumbai before I rushed […]
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Florence: trip for two

As an Arts student, I've heard about Florence several times. I studied the city's great artistic life and influence, learned about renowned artists who lived there and remarkable works of art commissioned for this city. Visiting Florence was kind of a dream for me. So, when I finally got the […]
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The Blue Mountains: Easy walks near Katoomba

The Blue Mountains The Blue Mountains are perhaps one of the best known tourist destinations in New South Wales, and for good reason. The picturesque countryside and stunning views are ideal for exploring, bush walking or just for escaping city life for a few days.

762 Turns to Pai, Thailand

When beginning my journey to and around Southeast Asia, one word was repeated over and over again: “Pai.”  I heard it from the 20 something year old sitting next to me on my flight from Auckland, New Zealand.  I heard it during my layover in Australia.  I heard it in […]
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Tasting real food in UK

This western story begins with a big plan for a big trip to the near, middle and far East – across Asia and beyond. The need to finance it brought us to a farm in England, in the picturesque West Midlands county of Herefordshire, just next door to Wales. Pick […]
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United Kingdom love it or hate it

The begining After five years living (or surviving) in London, I guess I got an idea of how the United Kingdom and the British are like. I must say, when I moved to the UK, I was a young Spaniard running away from the recession in Spain and looking for […]
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Jazz, cigars and rock climbing: Welcome to Cuba

I can still hear myself shouting in the mexican streets of Merida: “We are going to Cuba!” My friend and I had booked a last minute flight, we were going to spend one week in Cuba only a few days later. My heart was beating way too fast. I actually […]
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Where the Whales Are – Byron Bay, NSW

I know a place, not far from where I live, where the undulating hills are emerald green with rich grass, where luscious untamed rainforest grows wild and sweet scented, where the sunlit, sandy beaches are kissed by sapphire blue sea and the people are sun tanned and peaceful and always […]
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Malta: the island that stole my heart

Moving to Malta I am ashamed to admit that when I was first told that I would be spending a year studying at the University of Malta, I didn’t have a clue what that meant. I didn’t know where Malta was, how big it was, what language they spoke… not […]
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Reunion island: the volcano Le Piton de la Fournaise

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Reunion island Have you heard about it ? it's a little french island, lost in the middle of the Indian Ocean (I let you look for it on the map). This island came out of the water 3 millions years ago. […]
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Poland: Weekend in Pomerania

A lot of people when I say “I'm from Poland”, ask “oh cool, Warsaw or Cracov?”. Well, that can be surprising but we have in Poland few more cities, and my personal opinion- much more beautiful than Warsaw. Place that I want to write about today was my home, my […]
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Australia: Hidden Waterfall Trail of New South Wales

Travelling through the Hinterland Travelling South by car or campervan from Byron Bay to Sydney on the East coast of New South Wales gives you the chance to breath in the fresh ocean air and watch the incoming waves. If you are lucky with the weather, you can take your […]
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Fremantle: History Meets Hip

The famed 'Cappuccino Strip' is an excellent place to watch the world go by. Fremantle isn’t just a place to sip coffee or sample locally brewed craft beers. It is also shrouded in a short yet fascinating history of early Australian ‘free-settlers’, British convicts and maritime […]
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Mumbai : The Best and Most Unique Things To Do

Mumbai is a city that welcomes you with an open heart and makes you fall in love with it. It’s known for the welcoming and helpful attitude of the people, and its cultural diversity, absorbing any and every culture that comes in contact with it. It’s often called ‘the city […]
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Mumbai: You come, you see, it conquers

The city of Mumbai is an archipelago, consisting on 7 islands, which juts into the Indian Ocean, from the western side of India. It is a popular saying among Mumbaikars, that once you have lived in Mumbai, you cannot settle anywhere else in the world, and once you have visited […]
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Canberra: The Bush Capital of Australia

Many people wrongly believe the capital city of Australia is Sydney. It’s an understandable mistake. Sydney is often the landing point for international travellers coming to Australia, it draws in celebrities and is home to the iconic opera house. Canberra on the other hand, is a small city in a […]
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Echuca/Moama: A local's guide

A local's guide to Echuca/Moama: A quick trip home.  I was living in Bali for almost two and a half months when I realised that I needed to go home. Living in Bali: Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved living in Bali. The experiences I had on a daily […]
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London: the best tourist cliché on earth (Part 1)

England is known for its pageantry and tradition, but the best place to see that is in London. I always had the dream of visiting London. I began learning English when I was only 7 years old and my teachers always showed some pictures of the city, I was fascinated […]
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Port Stephens: A Trip to Nelson Bay

Out of all of the places that I love to go, one of my favourites is Nelson Bay. A short 1-hour drive North-East of Newcastle, it’s surrounded by beautiful beaches and views left, right and centre. Nelson Bay is a must-see for anyone wanting to travel the east coast of […]
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Argentina stands high… on a fake platform

The first week in Argentina for me was an ugly shoe. The kind of post-apocalyptic shoe that looks retro Japanese mixed with the Spice girls thick platforms and sparkles. Who would wear that? Let’s find out High platform shoes in the shops They […]
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Forster: A holiday away on the water!

 How I know Forster: Ever since I was a little girl I have been visiting Forster with my family. In fact, it is the holiday location we always go to. Every couple of years we travel together up to Forster (up from us, at least), road tripping for a little more […]
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Byron Bay Lighthouse – More than a light on a rock

Sadly enough to say, I am one of those Australians that may not realise just how lucky they are to live in this beautiful country! I have lived in Australia for 28 and a half years (it would be longer, but that's only how long I have been alive for), and over 3 of […]
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Sydney: an artistic guide

For the art lovers who want to do more than wander through an empty gallery, here are some must-see art events in Sydney, Australia, tested out by me just for you, with personalised tips to make sure you make the best of your time in this vast, bustling city.   […]
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Secrets from a Sydneysider

I'm the first to admit that I'm not a city girl. Rugged open landscapes, trekking through bushland and looking for wildlife are more my style. However, Sydney may just be the one exception. Every time I cross that wide blue harbour, I can't help but acknowledge the little flutter in […]
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Your First Time In: London

Though Sweeney Todd (played by the perfectly lovely but non-British Johnny Depp) may have menacingly uttered nothing but contempt when he sang, “Yes, there’s no place like London”, this LOTE* can confirm that London, located in the United Kingdom, is the place to be. *Definition: a LOTE is a person who consistently […]
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Holiday at Home: Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean

Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean, United Kingdom The unspoilt beauty of the Wye Valley has been a tourism hotspot for hundreds of years. While over the years many modern BnB’s, hotels and forest lodge style accommodations have sprung up, the ancient hand-ferries and agrarian landscape have barely changed. […]
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Day trips from Sydney: Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Remembering For a country with a relatively short history compared to its European or Asian counterparts, the past may not be steeped in rich incidents. But whatever memories it has, Australia has beautifully preserved the same for the future. One such jewel, rich in natural beauty, significant from the gaze […]
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Australia: The Hay Plains

The flies are buzzing, the sweat is dripping, air is fresh, skies are huge, it’s hot and the only sound to break the silence is the whistle of the wind. Welcome to the Hay Plains!    The What (and the Where)? The Hay Plains? “Where the hell is Hay?*,” and […]
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