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My first stay in a boutique hostel – Generator Barcelona

I’ve only heard about boutique hostels, but I’ve never stayed in one before. Needless to say, I was super excited to stay in my very first boutique hostel, Generator Barcelona! I think it’s the name: ‘boutique hostel’. When I hear the word ‘boutique’, I immediately think about the store in Pretty Woman that kicked Julia […]

How to find, pick and book the best hostel

When it comes to selecting a place to stay, I’m very picky. And rightfully so! If I’m paying for something, I want the best value that my money can buy. I don’t book the first hostel I see on the web and hope for the best. In my opinion, that’s not a very good strategy. […]

Staying at Ostello Santa Fosca, Venice

Are you searching for a rustic, homely hostel in the heart of Venice? Look no further than Ostello Santa Fosca hostel in Cannaregio, Venice. There are a lot of cheaper hostels out there, but the vast majority of them are not located on the island. Believe me, it’s better to pay a little bit extra […]

Staying at the Gardencourt by Marriott Prague Airport

Catching an early morning flight from Vaclav Havel Airport just outside Prague? Consider spending the night before your flight in the 4* Gardencourt by Marriott just opposite Terminal 1. When I arrived Check in was painless and easy. If you don’t already have a Marriott Rewards card, one will be issued to you free of […]

Staying at Hostel Stara Polana, Zakopane

I was searching for budget accommodation in Zakopane in January. The small town was nearly fully booked (as December/January is peek season), so I was lucky to find a private room at Hostel Stara Polana. The hostel in located right in the heart of Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland. Adding to the charm of […]

Why flying with Iberia was just OK

I flew with Iberia from Johannesburg, South Africa to Prague, Czechia for the Christmas holidays in 2016. I would describe my experience flying with Iberia as OK. Here’s why: Booking tickets Booking tickets online turned out to be a disaster! I had to book the tickets three times! On the first try, the money was […]

Staying at Patio Hostel, Bratislava

Looking for budget accommodation close to everything in Bratislava? Look no further than Patio Hostel. The hostel is only 7 minutes’ walk from the historical city centre of Bratislava, yet away from the main road, so it’s really quiet. Stock up on essentials at the Tesco supermarket just down the road. Checking in Checking in […]

Staying at the Enziana Hotel in Vienna

The Enziana Hotel is an Alpine themed hotel located two kilometres from Vienna’s city centre. It’s close to public transportation and in no time you’ll be anywhere in the city. The Enziana Hotel was my home during my first trip to Vienna. When I arrived Check in time is only from 14h00 onwards. I arrived early, […]

Budget Bangkok: Roof View Place

I was searching for accommodation in Bangkok. The hotel had to tick three boxes: it had to be affordable, clean and centrally located. Enter Roof View Place. This budget hotel/hostel is located in the centre of Bangkok. The Grand Palace is only 2 km from the property while China Town is only 4 km away. […]

My Air Asia review

Air Asia is one of the best and biggest budget airlines in Asia. They were my first choice for travel within Thailand, and travel between Thailand and Cambodia. For the most competitive prices, look no further than Air Asia! Booking Tickets The airline frequently has sales that are advertised on their social media platforms (Facebook […]

Review: Maison at C Boutique Hotel & Spa

Here’s a review of my one night stay at the hotel. The Maison at C Boutique Hotel & Spa is a 4* property centrally located in Seminyak on the island of Bali. The beach is only a 12 min walk from the hotel while Kuta is only a 10 min drive away. In other words, […]

My stay at the quirky Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam

The Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam is certainly a colourful and interesting property! It features 1 to 5-star rooms, the first of its kind in the world. More than 50 artists and designers participated in the design of the hotel. The result? Funky and unique rooms and common areas that everybody can enjoy. […]

Flying with Singapore Airlines

I flew with Singapore Airlines from Johannesburg, South Africa to Denpasar, Bali via Changi Airport. My journey was pleasant, but certainly not without a couple of hick-ups. Only one of my four flights departed on time… Departure flights My first flight departing from Johannesburg was delayed by nearly three hours due to technical challenges. The […]

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