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Overview of My Iberian Adventure with Famous Hostels and Eurail

Posted at:11 June, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

I stayed at seven Famous Hostels while travelling with a First class Eurail Pass. Eurail proved to be a convenient and flexible way to travel and accompanied with the Eurail Rail Planner App made organizing the trip a breeze. It has been almost two weeks since I have been back in Canada from My Iberian […]

Paradises for foodies in Europe

Posted at:6 June, 2018 in Travel Tips

Europe is a diverse continent and its cuisine is also diverse. And although in all cases we are talking about fish, salmon from the Norwegian fjords has nothing to do with the little fried fish from Andalusia, British fish & chips, or the Basque kokotxas. Gastronomy says a lot about the history of European peoples […]

From Rotterdam to Amsterdam – Hostel Staff Swap

Posted at:5 June, 2018 in Hostel Staff Swap

Hi! I’m Angela and currently working for Hostel ROOM Rotterdam. I was happy to go on the Europe Famous Hostel’s Staff Swap and I chose to go to Amsterdam for two nights. It’s quite close, only a 40 minutes train ride from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, but the cities are very different to each other. While […]

My Iberian Adventure – Last stop: Seville

Posted at:4 June, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

If you read my previous post about Granada, then you’d know that I left with a very heavy heart. Not only did I have an amazing time in Granada, but arriving in Seville meant My Iberian Adventure was coming to an end. I travelled to Seville by bus and train which was my last use […]

My Iberian Adventure – Sixth stop: Granada

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From the Albaicín neighbourhood, to the inhabited caves (some almost 800 years old), to the remarkable and must-see Alhambra; I was faced with Granada’s historical past everywhere I turned. After exploring Granada, I found that its streets were the blueprint of its history. Returning back to this city was refreshing because I had thoroughly enjoyed […]

My Iberian Adventure – Fifth stop: Malaga

Posted at:30 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

I ran as fast as I could to arrive on time and find my seat, using the first few moments of rest to catch my breath. In my personal experience, one of the worst aspects of backpacking around Spain and Portugal was the feeling of being rushed by my methods of transportation. Unfortunately, this was […]

My Iberian Adventure – Fourth Stop: Madrid

Posted at:23 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

This awesome hostel made me realize, that Madrid is the New York of Spain because it never sleeps! Madrid really took me by surprise. When I visited a year and a half ago, I felt that it was so vast I might never see it all! Mind you, the fact that I stayed in an […]

My Iberian Adventure – Third Stop: Bilbao

Posted at:22 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

Thirteen hours after I left Lisbon, I reluctantly left my comfy sleeper cabin and arrived in Miranda. I had a three hour layover until I got on the next train from Miranda to Bilbao and figured the smartest thing to do to kill time was to finally get the pedicure I was looking for in […]

My Iberian Adventure – Second stop: Lisbon

Posted at:14 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

When I found out that Lisbon was a stop on my Iberian Adventure, I was super excited because it is a place that I visited back in 2015!  Not only was I visiting Lisbon again but I would be staying at the Oasis Backpackers Hostel Lisbon too! It felt like a full circle moment! Day […]

My Iberian Adventure – First stop: Porto

Posted at:11 May, 2018 in My Iberian Adventure 2018

Hello Everybody, it is Roxana from @mytravellingbackpack and the first stop on my Iberian Adventure was Porto! I stayed at the Tattva Design Hostel, which was central and near the São Bento Rail Station and the Ponte de D. Luis I bridge! Porto is an absolutely charming city that needs to be explored! Day 1 […]

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