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Backpacking Essentials – Packing List

So you want to go backpacking… Me too! I love backpacking and I’ve got my first extended backpacking trip planned for later this year. I have done some travelling with only my rucksack before, but this hasn’t been for more than two weeks, by which point I have to admit I had worn…

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Visiting Costa Rica in December

A relatively quick but to answer a question that I really wanted to know before I visited Costa Rica: what’s it like in December? I have to admit, the trip was planned and booked before I started seeing articles online about why you shouldn’t visit in December or how expensive it was in…

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Planning your Summer of 24

At the time of writing this, we’re about a third of the way through March. That means we’re very nearly into Spring and summer is just around the corner. If you’re planning to go aboard, you want to be looking at flights no later than ten weeks before. Besides, the earlier you can…

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Food Checklist for Costa Rica

This has to be one of the posts I’ve been most excited to do since returning. I loved the food in Costa Rica and each region had slightly different flavours. Even the dips with patacones ranged from traditional bean dip and salsa in Monteverde to flavoured mayonnaise in San Jose. One thing I…

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What to do for 5 days in Cahuita?

My third destination in Costa Rica; Cahuita. Cahuita is a town situated on the Carribean Coast close to Puerto Viejo. It is smaller than Puerto Viejo, with less nightlife and closer to the National Park. It had lots of lovely Carribean and Costa Rican restaurants as well as the atmosphere you’d expect from…

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Itinerary for 3 Days in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

In Arenal and La Fortuna, there is so much to do, so much to see and La Fortuna had much more of a nightlife than anywhere else we visited. The three days I spent in La Fortuna were incredibly full-on. Similar to Monteverde, you could take your time here to see everything, however…

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10 Phrases to Learn Before you Visit a Country

Short and sweet – 10 phrases you should try to learn in the language before you travel. Even if you don’t use all of them, or people understand another language you can speak (most places have many people who can speak English now) it’s always a good idea – and makes you seem…

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Exploring Gdansk in a Weekend

I have to admit, my trip to Gdansk was extremely unorthodox: I didn’t know about the trip until 4 hours before the plane was due to take off on the Saturday morning. Talk about unprepared. One thing I can say, is it certainly taught me how to make the best of 31 hours…

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Which Croatian National Park should you visit?

Preface: If you can, I would highly recommend visiting them all. However, if people are on a budget, you’ve got a certain amount of time in a place etc. All of the National Parks Below can be visited from the city of Zadar, on Croatia’s coast. Overall, Krka was the best park to…

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All you need to Know Before Visiting Madrid

Madrid is one of the hearts of Spanish culture. In this article, I’ve given you my itinerary for my time in Madrid, and also a short list of all of the activities I did if you want to make your itinerary your own. My Itinerary – Day 1 To get a full first…

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