In the dead of winter, returning home on a surprise mission for Christmas from the warmth of Australia, we found ourselves in Copenhagen (We look forward to returning in warmer weather!). A city we had longed to see and where at the time, no one knew we were!! It was bitterly cold and snow was
When we decided to head over to Adelaide from Melbourne, an 8 hour drive, one of the biggest questions was why? It seemed that even most Australian’s had no idea what this off the beaten track state capital had to offer and hardly anyone of the fellow backpackers we met had ventured that way either!
New York, the city that never sleeps…but also a city renowned with big money! But that needn’t be the case. As self confessed budget travellers and having visited for the first time as a student we can safely say that with a bit of thought NYC can easily be an affordable trip for anyone’s budget!
Oslo is famous for being one of the most expensive cities in the world and Norway one of the dearest countries. So when we arrived here from travelling in Australia where we had been working and Asia where everything is dirt cheap we knew we would have our work cut out backpacking the city on
Sydney, the huge metropolis of Australia, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cities and known to be pretty expensive. Yet thousands of backpackers head here every year to take in the sights and sounds of this landmark filled state capital and they do so on a budget! As one of the many working tourist visa
Being all the way over the other side of the country in the huge expanse that is Western Australia you could be forgiven for skipping the state capital of Perth and heading straight for the East coast! But hold up for a moment there. Before diving into the busy streets of Sydney, the packed bars
When we heading over to Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta and often spelt like this too) from Jakarta we had really no idea what there was to do here. In fact we always just saw it as a kind of pit stop for heading off over to Mt Bromo rather than a destination in its own right. But
KL seems to be one of those love it or hate it places, some people told us of how they instantly fell it love with the intense mixture of culture, history, energy and food. Others proclaim it to be a boring city with little to offer but a concrete jungle of tall buildings and maze
Of all the countries in Southeast Asia little old Brunei must be the least visited. Despite seeing far fewer tourists in Myanmar than in places like Thailand we didn’t even spot a single on in this oil rich Kingdom. It’s remote location on two small strips of land on Borneo, its awkward transport links and
Penang is known for its amazing street art, not just graffiti or tags which are a subject that causes much debate. But here there are lovingly created paintings that use their canvas as inspiration and embedding the amazingly crumbling texture of this historic island into the narrative of the works. Here they all tell a
Manchester (we think) is better than London, but alas not that many people make it up this way. London, Edinburgh… even Liverpool with their Beatles stuff (I do love Liverpool)… but as with many countries there are lots of other places to see. Don’t even get me started on Leeds, Chester, York, Belfast and of course
Melbourne is one of the great street art cities of the world. Rather than fighting the graffiti artists, the city has recognised their artistic talent and has opened up many of the city’s laneways for these artists to express themselves through their graffiti art, while murals are commissioned on walls throughout the city. The great
Singapore is one of Asian’s most interesting countries, a bustling metropolis, so clean and well organised with so many western influences that create a real east meets west feel. Initially we were unsure how we would find the city, whether it would feel to clinical and be devoid of personality. But beyond the squeaky clean
If you’re anything like us then the idea of visiting a small and mysterious country that almost no one else puts the effort into exploring fills you with excitement! We love the idea of visiting far off places and seeing countries not many get the chance to visit. Whilst having the most amazing time on
The longer we spent travelling around South East Asia the more we heard of this little mysterious place in the very north of Thailand with a funny old name: Pai! Everyone who had been was raving about this hippy hideaway in the hills that feels miles away from normal life, where you can explore by