Those of you who’ve read my last few blog posts will know that I took a backpacking trip last summer travelling around the Balkans by bus. Through the course of blogging about that trip, I’ve had a few people ask me about the specifics of my itinerary and, in particular, the cost of travelling the Balkans for one month. While Eastern Europe has a reputation for being cheap to travel in, it’s certainly not the case for all of the Balkan countries. I visited a mix of the cheaper and more expensive ones, recording all of my expenses as I went, and now I’m going to spill all of the info about what I spent in this blog post. Interested? Read on…
The little town of Ella, deep in the heart of the hill country, was without a doubt my favourite place in Sri Lanka. Not only does it have the most amazing hiking opportunities and beautiful scenery but it was also the location of my favourite restaurant and hotel of our entire two-week trip. If I was going back to Sri Lanka this is the area I’d choose to spend my time in and hopefully this post will give you a little glimpse into why.
Did you know that one of my favourite places I’ve visited is a tiny little place in the Arctic Circle of Northern Norway. Yes, on first glance Tromso might not seem worth a specific visit, but it’s actually full of surreal and wonderful activities that you can’t do anywhere else: ride a cable car in the midnight sun; visit the world’s northernmost cathedral; see Amundsen’s flag that marked him as the first person to reach the South Pole; and if you’re lucky spot the Northern Lights. Tromso is full of magic.