Tbilisi – vibrant modern meets classic

Tbilisi won my affections immediately. We arrived at the central railway station before 7am and my first view from the train window was this underpass. Then we three walked 20 minutes to Fabrika Hostel which I managed to book as we stepped down on to the platform. The beds cost us £8.24 each, which isn't... Continue Reading →

Back to Tallinn!

This place does feel like home for me even though home is wherever my backpack is. I returned for a week to see the bits and pieces I missed on my previous trips, in particular the Viru Hotel KGB Museum tour and some more sightseeing. My mum and stepdad joined me in Tallinn to see... Continue Reading →

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Exploring the abandoned cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat was always a dream. I had hoped to find a guide (called a Stalker) to help me hop the fence into the Exclusion Zone but it takes time to arrange and it was straightforward to arrange a tour for my first visit. So here we go... Actually... Continue Reading →

Valparaiso – Street Art Paradise

Valparaiso, or Valpo, is a chilled out Mecca for street art, I will fondly remember it for the epic art and also it's epic steps!! It's an important port city for Chile and is home to the Navy, but the best of the city can be found on its steep hilly streets. For the weary,... Continue Reading →

Santiago – exploring the city

The second time around, Santiago was spot on! I stayed in a vibrant area called Bella Vista at a hostel called the Bella Vista Hostel for about £12 per night. The neighborhood, "Barrio" in Chilean, is home to some fantastic street art and is walking distance to all the major attractions. I spent a few... Continue Reading →

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