Getting lost in Venice: tips for budget travellers

I just got back from my trip to Italy last Saturday, and it was just what I needed! With the sun on my skin and surrounded by the gorgeous Italian culture, I could recharge my batteries for the final weeks of the academic year. It’s been a couple of years since I traveled to Italy, back in 2012 to Umbria and Rome, but I still had some good memories about it and was longing to experience the country once again. Venice wasn’t quite the same as the other places I’ve already been to in Italy. I was afraid it might be overrated or too busy. It sure was busy in some places, but you have to know where to go. Venice can be perfect for any budget traveler, getting lost along the many canals is just a perfect way to get around. Here are some tips on how you can experience Venice without spending your money on overpriced hotels or pasta. Continue reading “Getting lost in Venice: tips for budget travellers”

Almeria in pictures

As I told you, three weeks ago I went to the beautiful Andalusia in Spain! (read about it here) My first stop was in Almeria! I only stayed here for a brief two days, nevertheless I’ve gotten an impression and I really liked it here. It wasn’t that easy to find the hostel though, but eventually we did, luckily. Andalusia seems to be an ideal holiday for anyone on a budget, I stayed in the hostel for only 15 euros a night, breakfast included! Dinner was about 7 to 10 euros drinks included, so really not expensive. Of course I was travelling of season, which might have had something to do with it. Continue reading “Almeria in pictures”

Paris on a budget

Lately I’ve been all over Paris. I came back from my trip one week ago, and thought it was a good idea to first share my prior experiences with the city. (here and here) But now I’m considering you might get a bit tired of always the same… So sorry 😛 So here it goes Paris 3.0, followed by detailed posts of each day. Continue reading “Paris on a budget”

Berlin on a budget: day 4 and 5

So this weekend I was having sort of an identity crisis for my blog. To everyone who gave me feedback thanks 😀 I’ve calmed down and I’m back on track 😛 Just wondering if any of you sometimes have that? Anyways, I had already covered my first three days in Berlin (Berlin on a budget: day 1 and Berlin on a budget: day 2 and 3) time for my last two days is this amazing city.

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Berlin on a budget: day 1

I find Berlin special. The city suffered a lot in the past century, nowadays it’s a modern and vibrant city that is growing every day. Berlin is also very green, i really like this city, because of the fact that it feels a bit different to me. I think it’s safe to say that Berlin deserves a spot in my top 3 of city trips so far.

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Washington DC on a budget (part 1)

I spent the last days of my trip to the USA in the capital. DC surprised me, and although NYC was very impressive, I think I liked this city the most. My overall impression was that it was clean, green and well organised. Same as in NYC, prices are very high here. Continue reading “Washington DC on a budget (part 1)”

Cape Cod by bike

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In Boston I took the Capeflyer towards Hyannis MA. The train ride was 2,5 hours, but oh my it seemed like it lasted forever. I think going by bike would even have been faster. The train was really really slow. But anyways, I made it to Hyannis and took a free Uber ride (if you use the Capeflyer you get a free ride up to 22 dollars) towards Hunters Green Motel. I was too early for check-in so I could already enjoy the pool and hot tub. The Motel was lovely. Basic but of course the pool and hottub are a nice extra. The staff was really friendly, and the location was good.

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The beginner’s guide to train travel in Belgium

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The Central Station of Antwerp (source)

Travelling by train is a simple way to get around in Belgium, and also to get to our neighbour countries. If I compare to other countries I’ve been to, I think it’s safe to say that a train ride won’t cost you that much in Belgium. Here are some tips that might help you.

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