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Great things ARE small packages – compression sac review

I would like to take the opportunity right now to say that I am in no way affiliated with or paid by Eagle Creek. Because I’m about to gush about their incredible bags, capable of reducing the puffiest coat to the size of a ream of A4 paper. Tweet
The confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers in Belgrade at sunset

Serbia, and the benefit of research

Almost three weeks of barely scratching the surface of this fascinating country. With its inscrutable people and endless scenic variety I’m left wondering what other delights await me when I return here one day. However, I do feel I’ve delved just deeply enough to find something special here. Tweet

Belgrade Base – Three Black Catz hostel/apartment review

Sometimes you meet hostel owners who really deserve all the success in the world. Mladen and his wife at The Three Black Catz in Belgrade are two such people. Battling never-ending Serb government bureaucracy and making their visitors feel as welcome as possible. Tweet
Manga Hostel Belgrade, single bedroom

Accommodation in Belgrade – Manga Hostel review

There’s a wide range of possible accommodation in Serbia’s capital city but budget travellers can certainly find some lovely places to explore Belgrade from. I really enjoyed the Manga Hostel. Tweet

The Big Bucket list

After seeing countless lists of places to visit before you die/before you reach 30/if you can log off the net and actually get out there, I thought I’d add my tuppence-worth with some slightly different places I want to visit. If anyone reads this then feel free to comment and offer up other places. If […]

Gathering all the chunks

It’s been a busy fortnight. From the grim, humourless world of consulates and embassies via the dull but wholly necessary task of buying a new travel pack, to the massive foolishness of vaccinations whilst ill, it’s all been educational. “11/10/2011 Note: Jeez, looking back I’m not quite sure how I ended up with a 55+15 […]

Hello, and welcome to the plan!

11/10/2011 Note: What follows are my earliest attempts at travel blogging, my trip across Asia and Australia in 2007.  It was cut short after the hosting site had a massive server crash and lost a few of my posts.  For me that was disastrous and stopped me posting any more.  Having rediscovered these I’ve decided […]