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 …

Metro in Bucharest

Bucharest has three modes of local transport – metro, trams and buses. Metro is a fastest and quickest way to get around the city in Bucharest. The metro stations are underground and they have a Movie symbol before the underpass. The tickets are purchased based on the number of trips. The minimum is 1 trip and it costs about 2.5 …

Old Town city walking tour in Bucharest

Old Town is definitely a gem with so many monuments and landmarks. It is a great place to discover the most exciting monuments dating back to even 17th century. I loved this walk around the various points of interest. Total distance: 6.5 kilometres Time taken: 2 hours Grade: Easy Landmarks covered:Antique Market. Templul Coral (built in 1857 and an entry …

Stavropoleos Monastery

Stavropoleos Monastery, also called as Stravropoleos Church was my most favourite landmarks during my Old Town City Walking Tour. It is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in the Old Town of Bucharest and is quite an amazing monument. The church is said to have been built in 1724 and was founded by a Greek monk. It is supposedly a masterpiece of …

Uber is your friend!

While in Bucharest, Uber is your friend. The Uber taxis are the safest, reliable and best way to travel around in the city. The most important thing to consider is that Uber app does not disclose your phone numbers to the taxi drivers and provides you as much information as possible about the driver and the vehicle, ensuring security. The …

Communist walking tour in Bucharest

The coolest walking tour in Bucharest is the Communist Walking tour. There are free tours that run at 3 PM everyday Monday to Friday. But I did this walk on my own as I couldn’t get to the meeting place on time. The walk starts off at Romanian Athenaeum and ends at the Parliament Palace. Total distance: 6 kilometres Time …

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 …