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Travel finance, steady jobs and other options

Is it good idea to quit your job and travel around the world? I see more and more posts about people quitting corporate jobs and traveling the world. They never write about travel finance. There are usually happy faces everywhere and they are usually trying to sell me something. Lately I read a post from […]

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New York by American dreamer

We have a guest blogger.  Our first. My friend Michel. We meet in Belgium, approx. 3 years ago. He taught me all about couchsurfing and is a really nice guy. He is an expert on budget travel, and this summer he visited America. There he fell in love with New York and is already planning […]

Have you been to this 6 Christmas markets?

Goblins are not particularly fond of Christmas holidays, but we love Christmas markets. Here are some of our favourites. One of the most famous ones is in Cologne (Koln), Germany http://www.cologne.de/events/christmas-markets This one is so big, you have to take special mini train from one venue to another. You can also collect different mulled vine […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]