Budget Travel

You don’t always want to spend the Earth to travel the world, which is why budget travel is valued by so many young travellers. Read on to find budget destinations, tips and things to do on your journey.

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A Historic Visit to Brasov

A Historic Visit to Brasov

As I leave Brasov on the train to Bucharest (brief stopover before Bulgaria this evening), I feel sad to say goodbye as it’s been an incredible two days. It really is a beautiful city set along the base of the Tampas Mountains, offering stunning scenery that looks heavenly in the evening sunshine.

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Exploring Romania: What to See in Sibiu

Exploring Romania: What to See in Sibiu

My first stop of four in Romania was Sibiu, otherwise known as the European Capital of Culture in 2007! I arrived at 6.30am after my worst train experience yet. It was the night train from beautiful Budapest to Sibiu and I have to say, it dashed my hopes for what I’d find when I arrived.

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Reaching Austria: What to do in Vienna

Reaching Austria: What to do in Vienna

I arrived in Vienna very early in the morning from the Berlin to Vienna night train, and felt pretty well rested. I stuck around in the train station to get my blog up to date and let the city become a little busier before my fifty minute walk to the hostel. I could have taken the underground but I wanted to get the lay of the land before dropping off my bag and exploring. What to do in Vienna? Travel by foot, stick to the centre and see all the major historical buildings and museums.

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One Week Milestone: The Night Train from Berlin to Vienna

One Week Milestone: The Night Train from Berlin to Vienna

Experiencing my first night train from Berlin to Vienna, of interrailing this trip and ever, was a learning experience simply from making the reservation; seat, ‘cushette’ (6-bed wagon in a carriage) or private room with shower. I opted for the ‘cushette’ to remain in budget as it only came to 15 euros, and shared a room with a lovely family. However, I spent most of the evening from the 1823 departure and 0609 arrival sat at the window in the corridor blogging and reflecting.

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A Reflective 48 Hours Visiting Berlin

A Reflective 48 Hours Visiting Berlin

Leaving Hamburg and returning to Berlin for the first time since 2009, I was a different person and that in turn, made it a different city to experience. The train journey here was quiet, and second class was better than first class in England – just a fact! Navigating to Berlin HBF and then to the hostel was a fairly quick experience, despite having to do it without using data and maps on my phone, as Germany is one of the few locations Three’s ‘Feels At Home’ programme doesn’t work.

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