Hostels in Review –”Where Have All The Tourists Gone” (Part Three – Coastal Benin, Togo, & Ghana)

Reviews of the places I stayed in during my time in West Africa, in November-December 2014. I don’t seem to have written anything about them to booking or travel sites, so, again, none of them are rated. For ease of reading, I’ve split them into three posts. This was very …

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Hostels in Review –”Where Have All The Tourists Gone” (Part Two – Burkina Faso & Inland Benin)

Reviews of the places I stayed in during my time in West Africa, in November-December 2014. I don’t seem to have written anything about them to booking or travel sites, so, again, none of them are rated. For ease of reading, I’ve split them into three posts. This was very …

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Hostels in Review –”Where Have All The Tourists Gone” (Part One – Ghana)

Reviews of the places I stayed in during my time in West Africa, in November-December 2014. I don’t seem to have written anything about them to booking or travel sites, so, again, none of them are rated. For ease of reading, I’ve split them into three posts. This was very …

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Hostels in Review – “The Great Game” (Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan)

Some reviews from my time in Central Asia. I don’t seem to have written anything about them to booking or travel sites, so none of them are rated. 1) USSR Hostel, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Date Stayed: 28 August 2014 Length of Stay: 8 Nights, in three segments The apartment block that …

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Victoria Falls: Water

To most people, the name “Victoria Falls” conjures up an image of a vast cascade of water, a loud and gushing torrent falling over a cliff surrounded by jungle amid a humid and sticky atmosphere. To some people, however, Victoria Falls is the adrenaline capital of Southern Africa, where one …

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Livingstone: Heat

The heat hit me as soon as I stepped off the plane. Tentatively hopping across the airport tarmac like someone walking over hot coals, the quiet shade of the terminal building provided but a brief respite from what was to come. If anything it felt even hotter coming out the …

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Hostels in Australia, Dili, and Bali

More reviews from ho(s)tels on my journey in Australia, Timor-Leste, and Bali in May/June 2014. As before, where I remembered to write a review for the booking site I used (usually Hostelworld), I’ve included that at the start, including overall rating the site calculated. Yes I’m going to put that …

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Hostels in Review – “Back in the USSR Parts One & Two”

(that rhymed, serendipitously …) These are reviews of backpacker hostels I stayed in during my two trips along the Western edge of what used to be the Soviet Union. Where I remembered to write a review for the booking site I used (usually Hostelworld, admittedly), I’ve included that at the …

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