Are you too old to stay in a hostel?

Am I too old to stay in a hostel? This is a recurring question that is asked over and over again in Facebook Groups and travel forums by would-be travellers.  Too often they imagine that hostels are full of drunken eighteen year olds who will party until the early...

Hostel Tips and how NOT to behave in a hostel.

I am writing this article for the not-so-cool people who sometimes hang out in hostels. If you've arrived at this post from a note that was left on your bed you can bet your bottom dollar that you have committed at least 3 of the sins below and this is somebody’s way...

Getting sick while travelling in SE Asia

I have to admit, I’ve been lucky up until now with getting sick while travelling, but since I have been in S E Asia I have had all sorts of stomach bugs and viruses. [grwebform url="" css="on"...

Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw, Laos

After nearly a week in Luang Prabang we decided that it was time to move on.  I was heading north into the mountains, together with my Polish friend Gosia and Marc from Catalunya.  [grwebform...

Return to Quito and to the Minka Hostal

I returned to Quito after my little foray to Latacunga and I was as pleased as punch to see some familiar faces at the Minka Hostal. Pedro and Josh are both working as volunteers there and are two of the loveliest men that you could ever hope to meet, along with...

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