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July 21, 2015

Zdravo! I am off to Serbia!

    Hello or Zdravo! (Pronounced ZDRAH-voh) as they would say in Serbia. Hope you are all having a great summer so far. I am currently in Lisbon for a quick stopover to get my visa to India before heading to a new country tomorrow. From the title of this post you must have somehow […]

June 23, 2015

When in Rome: 16 delicious dishes known only to locals

  What to eat in Rome ? I invited to local, Steve Brenner founder of the fabulous Beehive Hostel and Cross-Pollinate network to spill the beans (or the pasta) and share his favourite Roman dishes, known only to locals.     Since 2000, we were turning away so many people that wanted to stay at our […]

June 15, 2015

How much does it cost to visit Berlin? A locals perspective

    In the past there’s been a variety of ways of how people have measured the cost of visiting a city.     Economist you may remember, came up with the Big Mac Index to give you an idea of your purchasing power across different countries. The Post Office in the UK has a […]

June 8, 2015

5 tips to enjoy Tenerife on a budget

  Proud to welcome to the blog again, Ana Sofia, my other half and blogger at FromMadeiratoMars.com, to share some tips from our trip to Tenerife.  Tenerife was our family holiday destination, last year. We were looking for a sunny place with good food, entertainment, beaches to chill, mountains to walk, villages to explore plus […]

June 3, 2015

Porto, in 40 pictures & 20 songs

        I believe some cities exist, not only in the physical realm but also in our imagination.     Even, if we are not there, they are flowing through our veins and present, in the silent moments between our everyday sounds and strains. Porto is one of the cities that stays with […]

June 2, 2015

Tattva Design Hostel, Porto reviewed

  Great design. Location. A superb value Indian restaurant. Plus a rooftop terrace and bar. There’s a lot to love about Tattva Design Hostel.     Location The hostel has a great location, in the heart of Porto and the ‘world heritage’ protected area. All the main sights of Porto are within walking distance. Ribeira […]

May 25, 2015

Boston & Cambridge on a budget

  Local , Arpita Bhattacharya of BagfullofBooks.com fame shares her favourite 10 things to do in Boston & Cambridge on a budget. Take it away Arpi!   The cities of Boston and Cambridge, like non-identical twins have their own distinctive character but due to the origin of their birth are often associated with one another. […]

May 22, 2015

I lost my luggage again. Thanks Vueling

YOU LOST YOUR LUGGAGE? AGAIN?!    I posted the Facebook update from Rome airport at 2am. When feeling miserable and fishing for sympathy, Facebook is our dear friend. The responses I got from friends were partly sympathetic. Some were in a less generous mode and saying they travelled carry-on only. Then there was my friend […]

May 21, 2015

Budget Travel or Luxury Travel? It’s the experience, stupid.

Travel. It’s the experience, stupid

  Happy Anniversary to me! Thanks to LinkedIn, I discovered in April that I have been blogging about budget travel for 6 years. I’ve been travelling on a budget for almost 14 years now. Don’t let me fool you though. I do once in a blue moon, love my moments of luxury. Like most budget […]

May 15, 2015

Where to stay in Tokyo on a budget

  In December I had the chance to visit Japan to shoot a film with Lonely Planet. It was a memorable trip and an experience of a lifetime. Japan is a country that is literally out of this world. There is no country quite like it. Following on from my earlier feature for Skyscanner  on […]

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