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Category Archive: Accommodation

Sep 28 2016

A Guide to Campsites in Iceland

Camping in Iceland is a great way to keep the cost down, and it adds a different dimension when exploring the country.  Before I left, I found it difficult trying to find information about campsites and camping, so I really didn’t know what to expect.  Having travelled around on my own for 16 days, and having …

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Sep 21 2016

Camping in Iceland: Is it a Good Idea?

The short answer is, YES!  This is the long answer… Until I went to Iceland, I had never been on a camping holiday and hadn’t camped on my own.  When I realised how expensive it would be for me to stay and travel around Iceland for a couple of weeks in the summer, I had …

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Jan 19 2016

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas when Teresa rode (screeched) into town on a donkey (local bus).  It was dark when the bus finally pulled in to the bus station in Nuwara Eliya.  She hadn’t booked anything in advance, but didn’t foresee it being too much of a problem (boy, was she wrong!).  She set about finding a room in …

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Oct 13 2015

Room 158: A Fairy Tale Hotel Review

Once upon a time, there was a young girl (OK, maybe not young, nor a girl) looking for a wonderful place to stay in the magical city of… Manchester.  She looked at the computer screen and said, ‘Website, website on the internet, which is the fairest (best value) hotel of them all?’  In a flash, …

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Jun 16 2015

Sampling Monastic Life in Wadowice

At some point during my stay in Poland, I had to visit to Wadowice, the town where Pope Saint John Paul II was born and brought up.  So, one Saturday, once I had finished work, I packed my stuff up, and went on my way. When I arrived at the tiny bus station in Wadowice, I …

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Aug 26 2014

9 Benefits of Staying in Hostels

I stay in all sorts of accommodation when I travel, although, more often than not, it’s hostels. On my current trip around the West Highlands and islands of Scotland, I’ve only stayed in hostels.  During this trip, I’ve met a few people along the way who are trying them out for the first time.  Interestingly, one couple …

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