Weird Madrid – 7 Things You Wouldn’t Expect

Madrid, the capital of Spain, the cultural and physical centre of the Iberian peninsular and home to some amazing oddities. We all know about the crazy Gaudi architecture in Barcelona, but lets’ explore Spains largest city. The Devil The only known statue of the devil in the world holds a glorious position in the impressive […]

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Rhodes, Islands of Castles Pt.1

Using a bit of time off from the Busabout Greek Island Hopper I visited Rhodes, one of the largest of the Greek islands, closer to the Turkish mainland than Greece but only a short (and cheap) flight away from Athens. I arrived in the morning, and immediately jumped on the bus into Rhodos, or Rhodes […]

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Delphi and Meteora

With the time off I get in Athens, it gives me a lot of chances to see more of Greece, so I decided to do an actual tour. I wanted to see some of the real history of the country, so Delphi and Meteora were a must do. Epic scenery and some great stories as […]

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Cambodia Pt2: Siem Reap Pt:2

The first part of the Siem Reap article is here The Lady Temple (Banteay Srei) was the next stop off, a much less spectacular stop, but the gardens make it impressive in a very different way. Much more peaceful and relaxing than the other temples. It’s quite a long way from the others, so you […]

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Cambodia Pt1: Siem Reap

As always, the bus through from 4000 Islands in Laos down through half of Cambodia is pretty horrendous, definitely in the top ten of worst trips. We won’t bore you with the details, it’s always the same story. But arriving was a rather more pleasant experience.

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Vietnam Pt9 – Hue

Hue is one of the larger cities on the route up through Vietnam, and the backpacker area is nicely placed over a few streets in the centre of the town. It has a large citadel near the town, and then lots of little(ish) tombs out in the surrounding countryside as well. We decided after a decent […]

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Vietnam Pt7 – Nha Trang

Nha Trang is the first of the really commercialised touristy areas we hit, but very different to the commercial areas in Thailand and Cambodia because this town is geared to Russian Tourists not Europeans. While you may not think it would be very different, seeing restaurants with names in Russian lettering, with unknown themes mixed in […]

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