All posts tagged backpacking

Backpacking in Morocco: The Last Train to Tangier

Backpacking in Morocco: The Last Train to Tangier

 

We’ve all heard the horror stories of travellers being thieved, conned and swindled whilst on the road. It makes it difficult to know when to trust and when to be wary.

I’m pondering this as I watch a handsome man hastily weave away from me through the crowd with my trusty backpack held high above his head.

“Here, let me help you” he had said with a friendly smile, and in less than a second he was twenty meters away…and I was suddenly thirty kilos lighter.

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Not For The Faint Hearted: The Pacific Crest Trail

Not For The Faint Hearted: The Pacific Crest Trail

Not For The Faint Hearted is a series of posts about various long distance treks across the globe. If walking a really long way is what rocks your world, read on for some inspiration…

 

Seeing as I am heading to the USA today to start a 3 month long trip that will involve visiting some of the best national parks in the world, I thought it apt to write about one of the most exciting, picturesque and endurance-testing long distance hikes that this country has to offer… The Pacific Crest Trail.
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The Last Train to Tangier

The Last Train to Tangier

 


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We’ve all heard the horror stories of travellers being thieved, conned and swindled whilst on the road. It makes it difficult to know when to trust and when to be wary. I’m pondering this as I watch a handsome man hastily weave away from me through the crowd with my trusty backpack held high above his head.

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Travel Bug?

Travel Bug?

Am I the only one who cringes at the sound of the words ‘travel bug’? Particularly when it’s followed by a chaser of “getting it out of your system”, like it’s some kind of hideous virus we can’t wait to be rid of. The idea that travel is perceived as a whim or merely a rite of passage before we move on to the real stuff gets me a little cranky.
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How Many Days Travel Can $1000 Get You?

How Many Days Travel Can $1000 Get You?

The guys at the Rough Guides have done their research and come up with this great little chart that answers the above question. The number of days is calculated on serious budget travelling (staying in hostel dorms, eating from street vendors etc) with a minimal amount of time spent in the major cities. Read more

Footloose and Hands Free: Backpacking in Greece

Footloose and Hands Free: Backpacking in Greece

 

This is a guest post by Madi Dale @ Odyssean Slipstream.

Back packing was never something I planned on doing.  It simply evolved as an easy option for moving around the Greek Islands – negotiating slippery cobblestones, ferries on turbulent voyages and finding accommodation around harbours and convoluted village lanes.

Being hands free on these occasions was always a bonus, especially for an inexperienced traveller such as I in those first days of travel.

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