How to become a happy traveler in France? Laissez faire! Open your eyes for amazing street art in Marseille, try Pastis, play Pétanque, swim at secret bays, while along the Calanques, become a boat captain in the Gorges du Verdon, get high in the Route des Crêtes, find a run-down cheap hotel and enjoy the best croissant for breakfast in Nice.
You will taste the bitter-sweet tourist flavor of Krakow as soon as you arrive in the old town on a summer day. Just ignore the bored horse carriage drivers and their far too expensive offers. Be ready to share experiences with thousand other tourists. And be clever enough to visit the famous Wawel Castle and other attractions for free, go on a culinary time travel and try cheap traditional food in a Bar Mleczny. Open your ears for exceptional street musicians. Encounter your own fear in the Alley of Lost Souls and dive into shocking history. We loved Krakow. We spend two days on a backpacking trip in Krakow in summer and clearly want to go back. It was just too nice…
Taghazout is one of the top backpacker destinations in Morocco, where the waves are louder than the sounds of the Mosque. You will probably see more surfboards than beards and burkas. Meet surfers, hippies and travelers in Taghazout and visit the legendary Paradise Valley. We found cheap hostels, great cafes and bars right at the Atlantik Ocean. If you need a place to chill out on a backpacking trip around Morocco, Taghazout can be the place to be.
Between Moussaka, Fur Coats and Cyrillic letters: Yes, there is a place in Europe, where you can find a traces of a multi religious past, a church, a mosque and a synagogue within a few meters walk – all old and impressive. Where you can eat a plate of Moussaka for lunch for 1,50 Euros. Where women are wearing fur coats to resist the cold and where some bus drivers still smoke behind the wheel. Sofia is one of the European capitals, that might surprise and impress you at the same time.
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.