A few words about responsible tourism

Travel is a lot of fun. Relaxing at some pristine beach at the end of the world, sightseeing places rich with history and heritage or trying local specialties you have never heard of… You book, you pay, you go. Then you come back. The tan is still fresh on your skin and, as you are…

Vietnam: Capitalism, communist edition. Limited.

Why Vietnam? My advice to any real, fake or aspiring economist – Vietnam is a place very well worth visiting. The dual nature of the country, led by a communist government, yet embracing the tools of capitalism and globalization, is pretty fascinating from economic and political standpoints. Add to it a very turbulent 20th century…

Halong Bay tour – cheapest options

If you are interested in a Halong Bay Tour, but have limited budget, you should definitely consider Cat Ba Island as your base for exploring the area. There are many tours and cruises you can book online, but the cheapest options are definitely the ones you can book yourself without any middle men. There are Halong…

Explore Vietnam Part 3: Halong Bay

Why Halong Bay? Well, what hasn’t been already said about Halong Bay (Ha Long Bay or “descending dragon bay”)? It is many people’s single favorite place in Vietnam. Not without a reason. The scenery of thousands of little limestone karst islets is absolutely gorgeous, enchanting and unique. Few people know, how to see Halong Bay cheap way,…

Explore Vietnam Part 2: Saigon

Hello, Saigon (ehm, Ho Chi Minh City)! Saigon was my entry point to/ leaving point from Vietnam and I spent a total of five days there (three days at the beginning of my trip and two days at the end). I think it is an optimal amount of time to get used to the city (the…

Explore Vietnam Part 1

Welcome to the first post in my Explore Vietnam series.  Explore Vietnam is meant to be a resource for travelers to Vietnam, which is based on my own travel experiences in the country and personal interest I have in the region. But why did I decide to put all my thoughts and observations in writing? Choose…

Morocco Budget Travel Part 2: What’s your favorite color?

Welcome back to the second part of my budget Moroccan adventure (for the first part, click here)! Let’s pick up where we left off, shall we? Meknes and Volubilis Most tourists leaving Merzouga decide to take either the shared taxi or overnight bus to Fes (the bus is around two bucks cheaper per person than…

Morocco Budget Travel Part 1: Give Me My Tagine!

Planning a budget itinerary for a comprehensive travel across Morocco seemed like an easy task, given that the country is one of the more popular destinations among Western European tourists (especially since neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt are becoming less so). In fact, it didn’t take me much time to pinpoint the major sights as I…

Top things to see in Sydney

Top things to see in Sydney Free walking tour, 10:30 AM and 2:30PM daily Free walking tour of the Rocks at 6PM daily Coogee – Bondi walk: splendid views of the coastline Royal Botanic Gardens: sit on a bench facing the Sydney Opera House Darling Harbour: watch the fireworks every Saturday Art Gallery NSW: take the…

5 reasons to visit Albania this summer

Your perfect holiday idea might be just a lazy afternoon at a secluded, pristine beach. It might feature a romantic stroll on a narrow, limestone-paved road around white-washed picturesque villages. It might include an adrenaline-filled hike with breath-taking views of untouched sceneries.  In any – or all – of those cases, you should consider Albania…