Siem Reap in 3 Days

Motorbikes, cars, and trucks whizzed past me on the dusty roads as I sat in my Cambodian tuktuk on the way to Mad Monkey Hostel. It was hot and sticky but the breeze kept me cool and my excitement at being in Cambodia distracted from the heat. I had dreamed of visiting the famous Angkor…

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Known as the Pearl of the Danube and the Paris of Eastern Europe, Budapest is a mecca for all kinds of travellers. Whether it be a couple on a multi-day European river cruise or young backpackers looking for a cheap place to party, the capital of Hungary has a little something for everyone to enjoy…

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Old Town Hall Prague

An old castle on a hill in the distance, a bridge steeped in folklore and legends, historic monuments, great food, and colourful buildings. Prague truly is a fairytale, and often considered to be one of the prettiest cities in Europe. One could easily spend a week exploring the cobblestone streets of this historic capital because…

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A couple of years ago I spent 2 Days in Riga, the capital of Latvia, which is still considered to be ‘off the beaten track’ for many travellers, especially non-Europeans. When I visited, I was the only North American and the shocked look on people’s faces when I told them I was Canadian was enough…

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Pint of Guinness- Dublin's Best Pubs

With St. Patrick’s day just around the corner I’m daydreaming of Ireland. While Galway was my home, I have a definite affinity with Dublin. Sure, it’s more touristy, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun. From pouring your own pint in the Guinness Storehouse, to walking down Grafton Street and Stephen’s Green, there’s…

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Ho Chi Minh City in 1 Day

When I stepped down from the bus I took from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh city I was ready to hate it. To be honest, I originally planned on avoiding this Vietnamese city, for what I thought was good reason. I had been told over and over again that it was overrated, too hectic…

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