Sleep on a clean surface but on a budget

Travel is great experience. But it also has its down sides. One of those are the sleeping costs. Budget travel is all about getting those costs down. That is why I use sleeping bag liner. Smelly beds and room corners Getting a free place to sleep from someone on a Couchsurfing is a great thing, […]

Udine, street, Italy

Inventing and getting lost in Udine

I went to Arts/Tech/Biz Mash Up in Udine. Udine is place in Italy, near Venice. Why is this in budget section on the blog? Because on this event you get feed tasty Italian snacks for three days for free. And loots of fizzy drinks. Why is it also under smart travel? Because it made me […]

Saint Marks Basilica, Venice, Italy, carnival

Venice – funky smelling city on water

Venice. City of love. Or was that Paris? Well, Venice can also be very romantic. If you let it. Goblinette is lucky enough to live three hour drive away from Venice. Or unlucky. It depends on the point of view. Lately every friend that comes for a visit from abroad sooner or later checks the […]

danger sign, language

Why knowing a foreign language is a must?

Since you are reading this, you probably can speak English. But, world is full of people who can’t. Life on Earth would be easier if we could use only one common language, but sadly that is not the case. So why do I think languages are important for my fellow travellers? According to the Practical […]

plastic british ducks in a tourist shop

Don’t do this in London

I already shared with you my low budget London ideas. But, there are also things that are better to be avoided while in London. So here is a short list. Mind the Tube etiquette Mind the gap. And stand on the right side of the tube escalator. There is always someone who is in a […]

Culture shock

Travel is not all moonlight and roses. Relocating to a foreign environment for a longer period of time can bring culture shock. The more we travel, less likely we are to experience it, or we will experience on a smaller scale. Can culture shock be avoided? Not entirely, but if we prepare correctly before arrival […]

Mozart kugle

Vienna on a budget

Vienna is famous for being expensive, but we managed to find a few reasonably priced attractions and even some free ones. So here is goblins’ Vienna on a budget. Felt like a princess at Schonbrunn gardens The biggest ones are probably Schonbrunn gardens. Next to the Schonbrunn palace. Near the Schonbrunn zoo, the world’s oldest […]

Museum of broken relationships is located inside baroque Kulmer palace.

Quirky Museum of Broken Relationships

Have you been to the Museum of Broken relationships in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia? No? I like museums.  A lot.  Mostly art museums. The big ones in the Louvre and Tate category and also smaller ones, but I prefer art museums to any other type of museum. Sometimes my significant other persuades me to […]

Royal Palace of Brussels, summer, summer events in Brussels

Open doors at the Royal palace of Brussels

Every summer Royal palace of Brussels opens its doors for public. This year it is open from 22 of July to 6 of September 2015, so there is still time if you are in the area. Visitors can walk around past home of Belgian kings and queens, free of charge .  They didn’t move to […]

Busy street in Gent, Belgium.

Why I love Airbnb when I travel?

In the last few years I fell in love with Airbnb. It has saved me tons of money and with its help I met tons of weird local people. I would never had met them if I had stayed in some boring hotel. What is Airbnb? Let’s say there is a hypothetical Mike. Mike has […]