The best of Fort Kochi – What to see in 2 or 3 days

The best of Fort Kochi – What to see in 2 or 3 days

I got the impression that Cochin was an underrated destination in the south of India since it’s a little different to what people go to the South to see – and by South I mean Kerala. I sit in this boat of people because I wanted to go to Kerala to see its natural green beauty of … Read More

Top tips for travel in Sri Lanka

Top tips for travel in Sri Lanka

I wasn’t in Sri Lanka very long, just 14 days. But I think it was time enough to have learned some things I would’ve liked to know before going. Hostelworld isn’t as useful. The first time I travelled solo and long-term was over Central Europe and Hostelworld is used widely there. It’s the best way to … Read More

A wrap up of Sri Lanka & my travel costs

A wrap up of Sri Lanka & my travel costs

My 15 days in Sri Lanka is over and now I’m chilling in this hipster-artsy-yogi-tibetan-backpacker-Indian community that is Fort Cochin. Looking back at Sri Lanka, 10-12 days was probably enough for me. But I think if I was travelling with friends I’d have more fun and more things I’d be enlightened to do over more … Read More

A guide to staying in hostels in Europe

I never thought about it much, but hostel culture is actually a pretty cool thing to discover in different regions of the world. I’ve only stayed in hostels in Europe and Japan, but I can say I’ve stayed in enough to realise the vibes/service level/ atmosphere/ culture all feel kind of characteristic to the country. I … Read More

How to purchase travel insurance when you have open travel plans

I’ve just encountered a conundrum – How do I purchase travel insurance when I have open travel plans? I don’t remember what I did last year when I went backpacking after Germany. During my exchange it was covered by my university. But when I went backpacking after I only had set plans for the next … Read More