UK: Stratford-upon-Avon on a Budget

Stratford-upon-Avon – land of Shakespeare, heart of the Cotswolds, my current town of residence. “Budget” isn’t usually a word you’d come across when researching it; Warwickshire seems to be one of the most expensive places to live, and the restaurant and hotel prices aren’t exactly a backpacker’s dream. Still, after living here for the last … More UK: Stratford-upon-Avon on a Budget

Portugal: Three Days Wandering Around Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra

I won’t lie to you – this is not the best blog for finding out about historical monuments, art galleries, museums or other things you’ll find on your must-see itinerary. When I travel, I like to wander around, go on public transport, eat where the locals eat (if I can find this) and generally just … More Portugal: Three Days Wandering Around Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra

Laos: Vang Vieng – Land of Friends, Tubing and Magic Shakes

After a couple of nights in Vietniane, we decided to head up to Vang Vieng. Plenty of hostels and tourist shops will sell you bus tickets for around 50,000 kip (which is about £3.80/$6). At first, a songtheaw picked us up from our hostel, drove around Vientiane for about an hour before dropping us off … More Laos: Vang Vieng – Land of Friends, Tubing and Magic Shakes