Monthly Archives: January 2013


Leave one, take one: the book exchange

During my travelling days  in many hostels have I come across one nice idea: the book exchange, or book swap shelf. The rule is simple and permissive – you leave one, you take one. No matter which type it is, or what language. The advantage is that if you travel for a long time, you can read several good books without having to carry them all at the same time. Plus, if you get the chance of carrying around a thick book, you can even use it as a pillow during the long train or bus trips that are inherent when

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Trends in tourism 2013: War Travelling?

The fresh new year had started, the threat of the end of the world has passed peacefully, so now we have to start thinking of the important thing to plan: where are we going to go this year? Usually, the Japanese are well known as being the avid tourists of the planet. Who is not familiar with the sight of a group of Japanese, interested in everything and taking pictures of anything around them, when travelling? So, if we should take after them and follow their lead in this department, we will certainly spend our vacation among street fights and gun shots, in Syria.


The Metro System in Bucharest

Our travellers ask us frequently for metro maps. We keep telling them, it’s easy to find your way around the metro here, even without a map. The main lines are just 2, and the citizens of the city don’t even know their names or colours, because changing lines and getting to where you need to go is that easy. We posted a map of the metro system in Bucharest in the “Maps” section of our


How to travel from Bucharest to Sofia

Thinking of Bucharest as a centre, as a starting point for different travel routes, there are many destinations you can think of. Most of the backpackers go mainly to several locations: Brasov, Budapest, Chisinau, or Sofia. This post is dedicated to Sofia, because, especially lately, many of our travellers go there and they need accurate information about how to travel from Bucharest to Sofia.
There are many sources, printed or online, where you can check and find possible routes.


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