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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.
I'm always reading travel blogs or following bloggers on FB/Twitter, mostly to get new ideas about where to go next and to be aware of different destinations. Here are some of the interesting posts I've noticed in the last week or so.
If you are thinking of planning a trip to Ethiopia then you should read this. And if you're not, maybe this will inspire you to think about booking a trip there. It includes a good breakdown of the prices and costs of travelling in Ethiopia. Spoiler: 47 USD per day (per person)Read more at How much does it cost to backpack Ethiopia?
Kami from Kami and The Rest of The World has a nice writeup about her visit to Kharkiv in Ukraine. Nice pics, check it out.Read more at Is it worth to visit Kharkiv, Ukraine?
Every heard of Wakayama? If you were like me and not heard of it, then read this from Travel on the Brain to learn more. It is about 3.5 hours away from Tokyo or 90 hours from Osaka by train. Check out the pics, it looks lovely.Read more at Top 20 Things to Do in Wakayama
Amazing pics of 25 of the best waterfalls in Iceland. It seems to be one of the most beautiful looking countries in the world. Every photo I've ever seen of it looks amazing. Check out this post on the 25 best waterfalls in Iceland, brought to you by Laurence and Jessica Norah from Finding The Universe.Read more at 25 Best Waterfalls in Iceland
Joanna (from The Blond Travels) highlights a very picturesque area of Lisbon - Alfama. This will make you want to book a trip there....Read more at Alfama: Visiting the most beautiful part of Lisbon
Barbara from Hole in the Donut writes about the Hariphunchai Kingdom, 'before Thailand was Thailand', in this nice article about Thailand's history.Read more at The Hariphunchai Kingdom – Before Thailand Was Thailand
Oktoberfest is in full swing, so check out this guide by Carly on how to survive Vienna’s version of it. It sounds like a nice alternative to Munich's event if you want less crowds...Read more at Your Guide to Vienna’s Oktoberfest: The Wiener Wiesn’ Festival
If you're going to Paris and want to splash out for a nice hotel with a view of the Eiffel tower then this is probably the guide for you. There are quite a few hotels listed here with a direct view of the tower.Read more at Paris Hotels with Views of the Eiffel Tower
I love Venice. I think everyone should visit at least once! The World Pursuit has a nice guide on what to do (and what NOT to do). It includes a very good tip of what not to do: "Don’t Visit in the High Season". Tourists flock to Venice all year round, but in summer time it is just too busy to enjoy.Read more at 17 Unique Things To Do In Venice, Italy + What NOT To Do
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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.
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!
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!
Europe is a big place, with many cities worth visiting. Here is a list of the best and most beautiful ones (in our opinion!), and why you should visit them this year!
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!
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!
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 e...
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...
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 (...
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...
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