Backpacking in Europe

Backpacking is one of the most common forms of travel in Europe. It is easy and convenient and most importantly economical to travel within the countries of Europe. As part of my career break, I decided to backpack for 4 to 5 weeks in Europe. I did not visit too many countries but just a select few as part of …

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Europe Travel Planner

First of all, let me start by saying Europe is a continent with 44 countries. And one cannot travel all the countries in just 5 to 6 weeks, like how people portray. I have been to Europe three times now and in spite of it I have traveled only to 6 to 7 countries. This is the continent that requires …

Hostels in Europe

I have told this plenty of times, I love staying at hostels. I have found that hostels are the best places to stay in Australia, New Zealand, any country in Europe, Canada and USA. Staying at hostels has many advantages, firstly its economical when you are budgeted traveller like me, secondly you tend to meet many new travellers from different …

Amsterdam – 3 days itinerary

Let me start this post by saying that I loved this beautiful city of canals. The city was lively, beautiful and never slept and that’s what I loved about this city. Even though I had taken a very long flight from Australia to Europe, I did not for once stay back at the hostel when I was in Amsterdam. I …

Westerkerk church in Amsterdam

The best views of Amsterdam city can be seen from a viewpoint of Westerkerk church. The Westerkerk church is a reformed church in central Amsterdam. The church was built between 1620 and 1631. And it is the biggest church in Amsterdam. The tower of the church is 85 metres high and can be seen from most parts of the city. …

5 cool museums in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has plenty of museums and they cater for everyone. To be precise, there are around 75 museums in Amsterdam. They have unique museums like museum of torture and museum of bags. Since I was here only for 4 days, I could not visit every single museum but I did visit four of the museums in the list below. Note: …

Over the edge Swing in Amsterdam

Every time I plan to travel in a country, I always search for adventurous activities as part of travel. And when I was doing one such search about Amsterdam, I found the ‘Over the Edge Swing’ adventure. I was curious to find out more about this adventure. I visited A’DAM website and found that this is a Swing on top …

Canal boat ride in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of canals. It has more than 160 canals and over 1700 bridges over these canals. It is an absolute must to take a boat ride around these canals. The skipper and the hostess of the boat rides provide great insights about the city’s past and present. They talk about the history of the houses and the …

Vaccinations

Another important item in the checklist before you travel is the vaccinations required. Before I proceed, I would like to state that I am neither a doctor nor a medical representative who has the authority and knowledge to dictate what vaccinations have to be taken and when. So, please do consult your doctor before taking any vaccinations. While researching for …

Visas during Career break

I admit that visas are one of the biggest contributors for the expenses during travels. And also the effort that it takes to get visas and the stress that we go through during those visas processes cannot be debated. My biggest savings during my career break will be obtaining these visas. One of my main reasons to take the Australian …