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Amsterdam at dusk

Places I love, Issue 5: Amsterdam

Everyone has an image of Amsterdam lurking in their brains like a troll under a bridge. From scuzzy windows humming with red and purple, to reggae and smoke-filled rooms full of hippies, via canals, bicycles and tall thin houses. I think most people have all these elements in place before they arrive. 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

Places I love, Issue 2: Wastwater, Cumbria

Wastwater is the deepest lake in the UK. It is fringed by the highest mountain in England, Sca Fell Pike, and a numerous smaller peaks such as Great Gable. The entire southern shore is a scree slope falling below Illgill Head. There is a YHA hostel at the west end of the lake and this […]

Gulang Yu (AHA!)

Whenever I say “Gulang Yu” that bloody ABBA song makes me go “Aha!” in my mind… Tweet