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Hi! Welcome to Complete City Guides!

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My name is Patrick, I'm originally from Sydney (Australia) but grew up in England (my second home) - and I love exploring cities (and writing about it!)

I work online in marketing, which gives me the opportunity to travel around the world full time.

So while I am away, I keep this blog updated with full travel info. I tend to stay in a city for a few months at a time, to really get to know it - then I write guides on it.

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Żywiec: City Guide for Tourists visiting Żywiec and the nearby area
Żywiec: City Guide for Tourists visiting Żywiec and the nearby area

A complete mini city guide for Zywiec

Posted: Wed 10th October, 2018

Krakow

Ultimate Guide to Safe Travelling! 35 Tips For Travelling Abroad Safely!
Ultimate Guide to Safe Travelling! 35 Tips For Travelling Abroad Safely!

The time you spend abroad on trips can be some of the best days of your life. However it can also go very bad, very quickly. There are many aspects to staying safe when abroad, but by being aware of them and thinking about them when you are on your trips you can try and avoid most problems. Here is a guide that covers everything you need to be aware of, to stay safe when abroad!

Posted: Thu 20th September, 2018

Complete Guide to Planning a Thailand Trip! Places to visit, What to do, and Travel Tips for Thailand
Complete Guide to Planning a Thailand Trip! Places to visit, What to do, and Travel Tips for Thailand

Thinking of planning a trip to Thailand? Thailand is one of my favourite destinations. Let me show you everything you need to know about Thailand, including where to go, how to stay safe in Thailand, what to do and what things you should see!

Posted: Tue 11th September, 2018

BangkokChiang Mai

How To Make Economy Flights Feel Like First Class
How To Make Economy Flights Feel Like First Class

Travelling in first class or business class is a luxury that many of us just never get to experience. But, there are some tricks, tips and hacks that can help you feel like you're travelling first class or business class even though you're sat in your economy seats at the back of the plane. Check out these tips!

Posted: Wed 5th September, 2018

Bangkok Airplane Graveyard - Everything You Need To Know Including How To Find It And Who To Pay!
Bangkok Airplane Graveyard - Everything You Need To Know Including How To Find It And Who To Pay!

15-20km from the city center of Bangkok is a large field that is known as the "Bangkok Airplane Graveyard". After finding the entrance and paying the families (who live there), you are free to wander around the remains of several huge planes. Read more to find out the types of planes, how to pay, how much to pay and how to actually find it!

Posted: Wed 5th September, 2018

Bangkok

Cat And Dog Cafes in Chiang Mai - Where Is Good, And Where To Avoid If You Love Animals
Cat And Dog Cafes in Chiang Mai - Where Is Good, And Where To Avoid If You Love Animals

There are several cat and dog cafes in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They let you enjoy tea, coffee or other drinks while surrounded by animals. But are these places as nice for the animals as they are for you? We checked them out and let you know what places seem kind to the animals, and which places should be avoided if you are an animal lover.

Posted: Tue 4th September, 2018

Chiang Mai

Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok - Which Shopping Malls To Not Miss Out On When Travelling To Bangkok
Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok - Which Shopping Malls To Not Miss Out On When Travelling To Bangkok

Bangkok is famous for its huge shopping malls. Here is a guide to what ones to make sure you visit when you are in Bangkok

Posted: Wed 1st August, 2018

Bangkok

Elephant Nature Park - Ethically See Elephants in Chiang Mai (And What Really Goes On There)
Elephant Nature Park - Ethically See Elephants in Chiang Mai (And What Really Goes On There)

Thailand is famous for its elephant related tourist attractions. However many of these involve cruel training methods or cruel elephant rides. "Elephant Nature Park" in Chiang Mai is an elephant sanctuary that seems to really care about their elephants. Read on to find out about our trip to the Elephant Nature Park, and find out what we think of it and how they treat their animals

Posted: Fri 11th May, 2018

Chiang Mai

Exploring Bangkok's Lumpini Park and The Monitor Lizards
Exploring Bangkok's Lumpini Park and The Monitor Lizards

Lumpini Park is often called "Bangkok's Central Park" - just, you know, with big scary looking Monitor Lizards! Read on to find out about what you can get up to in Lumpini Park, and how to get to Lumpini Park. And of course, important information to know about those scary looking reptiles!

Posted: Thu 10th May, 2018

Bangkok

Exploring The Thailand Monkey City of Lopburi (and how to get there from Bangkok)
Exploring The Thailand Monkey City of Lopburi (and how to get there from Bangkok)

Lopburi is Thailand's famous 'Monkey City'. The city is around 150km (93 miles) northeast of Bangkok, and is home to hundreds of macaque monkeys. It is a popular tourist destination, and if you love animals then it is well worth seeing.

Posted: Wed 9th May, 2018

Bangkok

What to do in Chiang Mai
What to do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the biggest city in northern Thailand, with over 170,000 in the city itself but over 1 million in the surrounding area. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, jungle and countryside. With its good travel links (with an international airport there) it is a very popular tourist destination for anyone visiting Thailand who wants to get away from the capital or the islands. Read on to find out what you can do in Chiang Mai!

Posted: Wed 14th March, 2018

Chiang Mai

Things to do in Phi Phi (Thailand) and How Long To Stay There
Things to do in Phi Phi (Thailand) and How Long To Stay There

Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. It is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth, and attracts many tourists every day. This is a guide on everything you need to know about the Phi Phi islands!

Posted: Tue 13th March, 2018

How To Get From Phuket to Phi Phi (Thailand)
How To Get From Phuket to Phi Phi (Thailand)

The island of Phuket is Thailand's second most popular tourist destination (after Bangkok), and nearby is another island known as Phi Phi. There are lots of confusing webpages giving false or outdated information about how to get to Phi Phi. This page clears up every option and tells you how to get to Phi Phi from Phuket.

Posted: Tue 13th March, 2018

Venice in A Weekend: What To Do There And Full Itinerary
Venice in A Weekend: What To Do There And Full Itinerary

Venice is an amazing and quite unique city that everyone should visit at least once. It is one of the best cities to wander and get lost in its many back streets! Every corner looks beautiful, and despite it being full of tourists you can really feel how quiet the island of Venice really is. There are good airport links, so after reading this post about Venice there should be nothing stopping you from booking some cheap plane tickets to Venice for next summer!

Posted: Wed 7th March, 2018

Venice

The Top Go Pro Accessories That You Need When Travelling!
The Top Go Pro Accessories That You Need When Travelling!

The GoPro camera has become the camera of choice for many when they go away travelling. They are waterproof, light, tiny, and can take some amazing photos and videos. But when you go on Amazon and search for GoPro accessories you can search for hours and not finish seeing new items. So which GoPro accessories do you actually need to take when you when you go travelling? Read on to find out!

Posted: Fri 2nd March, 2018

12 Coolest and Unusual Hostels You Have To Check Out!
12 Coolest and Unusual Hostels You Have To Check Out!

Every big city has cool hostels with a good reputation - but here are hostels that are famous around the world for being very unusual or different. From sleeping in a boat, to converted prisons, these hostels will stay in your memory for a long time if you stay there!

Posted: Thu 1st March, 2018

BerlinLondon

Top Travel Movies - 29 Movie Recommendations from the top travel bloggers!
Top Travel Movies - 29 Movie Recommendations from the top travel bloggers!

Get some inspiration for travel ideas, with these top movies about travelling and/or backpacking. Tell us in the comments below what your favourite travel movies are!

Posted: Tue 6th February, 2018

Where To Stay in Bangkok - A Guide to the Best Areas in Bangkok to Stay
Where To Stay in Bangkok - A Guide to the Best Areas in Bangkok to Stay

Bangkok is a huge city, with over 8.2 million people and spans 606 square miles. So when you are booking a trip to Bangkok, how do you know where to stay? Well this guide will explain all and give tips for each area.

Posted: Wed 17th January, 2018

Bangkok

London in 1 Day - A Simple Itinerary of Everything You Need to See and Do
London in 1 Day - A Simple Itinerary of Everything You Need to See and Do

In my opinion, London is one of the greatest cities in the world for tourists. You just can't ever get bored, there is so much to see and do. However, what if you have only one day to visit and explore London? Maybe you have a long layover at one of London's many airports and want to see London but need to cram it in as short a timeframe as possible. This guide will explain what you need to see, and includes some other tips and advice for travelling to London.

Posted: Wed 17th January, 2018

London

Top 7 Things To Do in Minsk
Top 7 Things To Do in Minsk

Minsk is probably the only European capital city that is largely untouched by masses of tourists. It isn't a city full of attractions, but there are certainly enough things to see and do to keep you entertained for a few days. Here are the top 7 attractions and things to see and do in Minsk, Belarus.

Posted: Mon 15th January, 2018

Minsk

Ultimate Packing List for Travel (Print this checklist out before packing for your next trip)
Ultimate Packing List for Travel (Print this checklist out before packing for your next trip)

Don't go away and realise you forgot something. Here is the ultimate packing list that covers everything you need to think about and remember, including all the must have items you must take with you when travelling! Great for short trips, city breaks or longer travels and backpacking trips, from Europe to USA to South East Asia and even Australia!

Posted: Fri 12th January, 2018

Top Facts About Minsk You Didn't Know
Top Facts About Minsk You Didn't Know

Minsk is a bit of a mystery to a lot of people. Some might struggle to place it on a map. But here are some interesting facts that you probably didn't know about this great city.

Posted: Thu 9th November, 2017

Minsk

Travel Photography: What Equipment You Must Not Forget If You Want To Take Photos or Videos When Travelling
Travel Photography: What Equipment You Must Not Forget If You Want To Take Photos or Videos When Travelling

Lots of people love to take photos or record videos while abroad. It is great for memories, for telling your friends and family what you have been up to - and also it is just fun!

If you want to go and take photos abroad, then make sure you don't forget anything on this list!

Posted: Wed 1st November, 2017

Travelling In Europe Myths: Busted
Travelling In Europe Myths: Busted

Although Europe has a population of over 700 million people, there are still many people who are not from there. When they visit Europe, sometimes they have some ideas about how it will be - however some of these are big false myths. Here are some of the most common myths when it comes to travelling in Europe.

Posted: Thu 26th October, 2017

Budapest in 48 Hours
Budapest in 48 Hours

Budapest is an amazing city with lots of things to see and do. Here is what we got up to when spending 48 hours in Budapest, checking out all the major sights and things to do!

Posted: Tue 24th October, 2017

Budapest

The Top Cat Cafes in The World 2018
The Top Cat Cafes in The World 2018

Cat cafes are a somewhat new phenomenon. They are normal cafes, that have cats that wander around and can be played with. Every year more and more cat cafes are opening all over the world. Here are the best ones!

Posted: Thu 7th September, 2017

KrakowRiga

Airbnb vs Hostels vs Hotels vs Couchsurfing
Airbnb vs Hostels vs Hotels vs Couchsurfing

About to book accommodation for your next trip? Most people go straight to a hotel booking site (or maybe a hostel). But have you thought about renting a whole apartment, or using Couchsurfing? Check out the options you have available for your next trip in this blog post!

Posted: Fri 16th June, 2017

Top Travel Accessories and Gadgets You Need
Top Travel Accessories and Gadgets You Need

We asked a bunch of expert travel bloggers about their favourite travel accessory or gadget - so here is a list of the most popular and best travel gadgets that you should be travelling with in 2016!

Posted: Sat 20th May, 2017

A Weekend Break in Berlin
A Weekend Break in Berlin

We recently spent a weekend in the German capital of Berlin, checking out the sights, attractions and food. Find out what we got up to in the blog post!

Posted: Fri 5th May, 2017

Berlin

What To Do In Bangkok - A 3 Day Itinerary
What To Do In Bangkok - A 3 Day Itinerary

Bangkok, in central Thailand is home to over 8 million (14 million in the surrounding areas). Over 16 million tourists flock to Bangkok every year. So it shouldn't be surprising that there are lots of things to see and do in Bangkok. The city is full of amazing sights, including numerous awe inspiring temples, friendly locals and delicious street food. We have complied this 3 day travel itinerary for Bangkok, so you can see all the major sights, get a good feel for the city.

Posted: Tue 9th January, 2018

Bangkok

Top 10 European Cities With Really Close Airports
Top 10 European Cities With Really Close Airports

Sometimes you can fly to a destination and then have to spend an hour (or longer!) and buy expensive travel tickets to actually get to the city center. Here is a list of the best European cities to visit if you DON'T want that! These airports are so close to to the city center that you will be checked into your accommodation maybe just 30 minutes after landing!

Posted: Fri 21st April, 2017

KrakowRiga

Best Travel Bloggers
Best Travel Bloggers

We love to browse Facebook travel photos, share stories with friends, but most of our travel inspiration plans come from reading travel blogs. Here are our favourite ones that we recommend you read and check out!

Posted: Wed 29th March, 2017

Passports of the World
Passports of the World

Do you find passports interesting? Love to collect stamps in yours? Well check out this gallery of the most interesting looking passports from countries all over the world.

Posted: Sun 26th March, 2017

iamge
Top 10 European Cities With Really Close Airports
Top 10 European Cities With Really Close Airports

Sometimes you can fly to a destination and then have to spend an hour (or longer!) and buy expensive travel tickets to actually get to the city center. Here is...

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What to do in Chiang Mai
What to do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the biggest city in northern Thailand, with over 170,000 in the city itself but over 1 million in the surrounding area. It is surrounded by beauti...

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Where To Stay in Bangkok - A Guide to the Best Areas in Bangkok to Stay
Where To Stay in Bangkok - A Guide to the Best Areas in Bangkok to Stay

Bangkok is a huge city, with over 8.2 million people and spans 606 square miles. So when you are booking a trip to Bangkok, how do you know where to stay? Well...

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Top North American Destinations
Top North American Destinations

Want to find some awesome places to go and visit in North America? Read on! This guide has the best and popular places that North America has to offer. You coul...

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About Me

I'm an Australian who has lived in Europe for most of my life. I work online, travelling with my laptop, working online and exploring cities for months at a time.

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