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The World’s Weirdest Tourist Attraction: San Pedro Prison, La Paz

San Pedro Prison is one of the biggest in Bolivia and the common destination for people convicted of breaking the country’s laws. However this is no ordinary prison. San Pedro has gained an infamous reputation with all the bizarre stories that have come out of it through the years. This includes everything from tales of cocaine labs, wild parties and...

The Greenest Cities in the World 2021 – One from each Continent

As we head into the third decade of the 21st Century, the race to build sustainable cities is really starting to gather pace. In this post we’ll visit all six continents to check in on six of the greenest cities in the world and see how they are transforming and adapting with an eye on the environment and sustainability. 6 of the World’s Greenest Cities...

Balkans backpacking route (Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania & Kosovo)

While many first-time backpackers in Europe overlook the Balkans, the region is getting slightly more popular with more adventurous travellers. That being said, aside from one or two coastal regions in Croatia, it largely remains something of a hidden gem and well off the traditional European travel map. In this post, we’ll outline an extensive Balkans...

5 Canadian Cities that are cheap to live in & offer a high Quality of Life

In this post we’ll look at some of the best and cheapest cities to live in Canada. The five featured below may not rank as the outright top places to live in the country but all have something to offer in terms of quality of living and rank as much more affordable than the likes of Toronto and Vancouver. We also have a cost of living table for the 15...

Top 10 Latin America Travel Highlights

Ordered geographically from north to south, here are our top ten Latin America travel highlights. From the best experiences in Central America and Cuba right down to the icy shores of Antarctica. The region is far bigger than you perhaps realise and while there are cultural and linguistic similarities throughout, there is still an incredibly diverse...

Croatia Cost of Travel – Suggested Daily Budget

This post looks at the estimated cost of travel in Croatia. Read on for suggested shoestring and more comfortable backpacking budgets for this popular coastal country in the Balkans. We also have some sample prices. (Map of Croatia from wikitravel, can be re-used under CC BY-SA 3.0) Is Croatia expensive to visit? Daily Travel Costs in Croatia on a Shoestring...

Mexico Backpacking Route

Our Mexico backpacking route takes in the best the south of the country has to offer. If you follow it, you’ll travel from the tranquil seas of the Caribbean to the giant waves of the Pacific via a host of a ancient Maya cities, jungle ruins and pleasant mountain towns. The route then cuts through Mexico’s cultural heartland before ending up in the...

Thailand Entry Requirements & Travel FAQs

In this post, we’ll look at the current Thailand entry requirements and travel restrictions. We’ll also speculate slightly as to what may happen in 2021 as the country reopens its doors to travellers and question whether or not a normal backpacking trip in the country will be possible. At the bottom of the page, there are answers to some general frequently...

5 Japanese Cities that are cheap to live in & offer a high Quality of Life

While it’s quite difficult to find legal paths to moving and settling in Japan permanently, there are many ways and schemes that enable you to experience life in Japan for a shorter period of time. The most famous is the JET programme and if you are planning to teach in Japan or will be based there for any other reason, this post should help you on...

The World’s Most Populated Countries

In this post, we’ll run through the most populated countries in the world. There are now 14 countries with a population of more than 100 million. However China and India still are way clear of the rest with not only over a billion people, but over a billion more residents than the 3rd most populated country. The figures featured in this article are...

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