How to beat the pick-pockets in Barcelona!

Tweet I’ve been in Barcelona almost 2 months now, and despite the larger police presence in tourist areas of the city (which I’m pleased to say does seem to be making a difference), Barcelona is still a destination where pick-pocketing and bag snatching is rife! I’ve yet to come across a reliable source of stats, but […]

How to find a job and get your NIE number in Barcelona!

Tweet In case you missed a previous post on the matter, I have recently moved to Barcelona. Now, whilst I’m still very much in the ‘settling in’ phase, I’ve already learned a lot about how to get set up here (both through my own trial and error and from talking to other recent expats.) In turn, I thought it would be useful to pass […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Barcelona

Tweet I’ve been based in Barcelona for 2 weeks now, and whether or not I can stay here permanently will depend a lot on how fast I can build up my freelance portfolio and/or whether a good job opportunity comes up, but already there are some things I really love about living here. 1. The Sunsets The sunsets in Barcelona are exceptional! They […]

Review of FeetUp Garden House, Barcelona

Tweet I recently stayed at FeetUp Garden House Hostel in Barcelona for 3 nights. These were my thoughts of the hostel: Rooms I stayed in a private twin room at FeetUp Garden House. Whilst I would say the best part of this hostel is outside of the rooms (e.g. the garden, terrace and common rooms) […]

Review; Casa Gracia, Barcelona

Tweet I spent my first 3 nights in Barcelona staying at Casa Gracia, one of the new breed of luxury hostels in the city. These were my thoughts: Rooms Casa Gracia really caters to all markets when it comes to the choice of rooms. For example, you can stay in a private double room with an en-suite […]

23 Free Things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria

Tweet Before I decided that I wanted to live in Barcelona, I considered many Eastern European cities as a place to call home. Sofia, Bulgaria, a city I visited in 2013, was one of the strong contenders primarily because it is super cheap! It’s the place to go if budget is your main concern and you want to […]

5 Easy Ways to Combine a University Education with Travel

Tweet You’d be forgiven for thinking travel is something you need to delay until after you’re finished your studies. At least, that seems to be the opinion of most young people I meet back home in the UK. They think that they either have to take a Gap Year before university or put any major thoughts of travel to bed […]

Tips for Renting an Apartment in London / Review of FlipKey

Tweet Whether it’s a £4 a night hostel in Bolivia or a £220 a night luxury suite in a Scottish castle, I’ve experienced every range of the budget when it comes to accommodation on the road. For me, whilst my budget will always have a threshold, it’s value-for-money that is most important. In big cities, like London in particular, this can sometimes be […]

10 Gifts to Buy a Backpacker for Xmas

Tweet If you have a friend or family member who is about to depart on a period of travel abroad then I’m about to make last-minute Christmas shopping very easy for you! Here are my top 10 gifts to give to any backpacker this Christmas! 1. Mini-Speakers Everybody needs a soundtrack to their trip. Whether you’re hanging out […]

A First Time Visitor’s Guide to Dublin

Tweet You’d be mistaken for thinking Dublin was just a party city. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s certainly up there as one of the best places in Europe (if not the world) to go drinking, but this city is also a cultural heavyweight of the grandest scale! So with that in mind, I’ve compiled what I think are […]