Our plan in October 2016: To spend six days on a backpacking trip around Romania from Timișoara through Transylvania to Bukarest for 150 Euros including flights, food, transport and accommodation. We really made it. And without knowing it, we went on an adventurous trip facing all our stereotypes about Romania.
Lost in a tourist hot spot: Why I didn’t like my stay in Dubrovnik. There are not many places on this planet, that I didn’t enjoy visiting a lot. But Dubrovnik’s old town is one of them. A backpacking trip to Dubrovnik is nothing, that I would necessarily recommend to individual travelers, that love to discover authentic places, to meet locals and to find hidden spots on a backpacking trip around Croatia. When I had traveled to Dubrovnik, I expected to arrive in a historical dream world. And it is true, that I saw interessting architecture in the old town of Dubrovnik. But where had the magic gone? I just felt lost between hordes of cruise ship tourists, the smell of cheap instant noodles in my overcrowded small hostel and overpriced town wall sightseeing.
It was one of the most amazing weeks of my life. Boom Festival 2016. It was about psy trance music and dancing. But it also was about relaxing and diving into my mind at the same time. Letting loose. Letting thoughts flow and intense feelings develop. A few hours of flying high, of feeling light and walking slow while being sourrounded by sounds of the worldwide best psytrance DJs.
A lot of backpackers on a working holiday visa in Australia don’t have money. Sooner or later, everyone doing work and travel in Australia without an own camper van or car looks for a cheap place to sleep. There are a lot of different possibilities of getting a good or bad nights sleep while backpacking in Australia: Living in hostels, on campsites, sleeping in a tent in a garden, renting a room in a share flat, try couchsurfing or sleep in your own car. Most people start their backpacking trip around Australia sleeping in hostels. But sharing a eight-bed-dorm for weeks can be nerve wrecking and very expensive.