All we’ve got is a one-way ticket to Costa Rica, a house-sit lined up for the first few months, and a lot of ideas. It’s our first time travelling indefinitely. By indefinite travel, I mean travel which is open-ended, which continues until something either goes wrong – whether that’s running out of money, being kicked […]
As somebody who has failed miserably to learn three different foreign languages, but is having middling success with my fourth, Spanish, I feel uniquely unqualified in sharing my tips for successfully learning a foreign language for free. Enjoy!
We had no idea how much it would cost to travel in Poland. We signed up for the Angloville programme on a whim, got accepted and booked some flights. We didn’t plan our travels beforehand, except for a sketchy route. Fortunately for us, Poland turned out to be a cheaper travel destination than many other […]
Unlike what my grandparents believed, speaking English slowly and loudly doesn’t quite qualify as communicating in a second language. While the prospect of learning a foreign language can be daunting, there are also many benefits. Not only will it save you a few pennies, or help you avoid accidentally ordering a plate of unnamed innards, […]
When we turned up in Hanoi, we had booked nothing for our 24-day trip. We didn’t really know how much it would cost to travel Vietnam, just that it would be quite cheap. We were absolutely delighted to find that backpacking in Vietnam was really affordable, as well as being really headache free. Often when travelling on […]
Hoi An was the siren of Vietnam. On the surface, it’s a gem. The streets are lined with yellow-painted French buildings, the cafés have luscious coffee, fresh fruits are everywhere, then you hear the melodious singing voices of the tailors offering exquisite clothing. Hoi An captivates you, puts you at ease, and then suddenly you find yourself […]
Everyone knows that the UK is notoriously expensive; budget travellers and backpackers avoid it, and even UK residents don’t travel around all that much because of the cost. Although I’m originally from the UK, I’ve never held down a full-time job here and because I’ve been away for so long, I don’t own a car. […]
When I told my friends and family that Luke and I were going to stay in a hotel in the Polish mountains near Wroclaw for a week, for free, all meals included, they said we were being ridiculous, that it’s not possible. But it is possible. Being a native English speaker is a sought-after skill […]
Vietnam’s north-to-south, or vice versa, backpacking route spans the whole length of the country. During that time, you will no doubt end up on a less than ideal overnight bus or sleeper train. These can take anywhere from 8 to 15 hours.