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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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Ultimate Guide To Exchanging Money and Withdrawing from ATM Machines (and how to avoid high withdrawal fees) in Thailand
Ultimate Guide To Exchanging Money and Withdrawing from ATM Machines (and how to avoid high withdrawal fees) in Thailand

Thailand is famous for having high fees when it comes to exchanging money or withdrawing from an ATM machine. So what can you do to avoid wasting money on fees? Well, read on to find out!

Posted: Tue 27th March, 2018

Bangkok

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

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

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

How Long Should You Stay In Each European City?
How Long Should You Stay In Each European City?

When planning a multi city trip across Europe it can be hard to know how long to stay in each city. You don't want to make it too short and miss out on things, but you also don't want to spend too much time in a city that doesn't have much to offer. Here is an overview of how long to stay in all the main tourist cities in Europe.

Posted: Thu 14th December, 2017

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

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

How To Use Couchsurfing To Meet People While Travelling
How To Use Couchsurfing To Meet People While Travelling

Couchsurfing is popular for travellers who want to sleep on someones couch (and for hosts who like meeting travellers on their couch!). But you can also use it if travelling and you want to meet up with people. It can be a great source of meetups and finding likeminded people to meet when travelling!

Posted: Fri 5th May, 2017

Top 40 Cheap Things To Do In A City When Alone and Bored!
Top 40 Cheap Things To Do In A City When Alone and Bored!

Sometimes you can find yourself in a new city, and you might not know how to spend your time. We have a list of 40 things to do (most of them free or very cheap) in almost any city. If you are bored, this is a great list of activities that you can spend your day doing and have fun!

Posted: Sun 16th April, 2017

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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 whe...

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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 a...

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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

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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...

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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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