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Cube Hostel in Leuven near the bars!

Posted at:21 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 15 (cont’d) I tried to sleep on the bus from Lille France to Brussels Belgium…. …Then from Brussels, I had to figure out how to get to Leuven.  Public transportation according to Google was going to take 90 minutes to travel the distance it said that a car would do it in 30 minutes.  I […]

Gastama absolutely the Best Hostel in Lille!

Posted at:19 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 12 Three hours of restless napping in the night…  Great… I got up at 05:00 to shower some life into me.  A taxi came to collect me when I was ready and I regretfully checked out of Oasis Lisbon.  It was the wee hours of the morning, and my taxi driver took advantage of […]

Oasis Hostel in Lisbon City Centre

Posted at:18 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 10 (cont’d) I checked out of the Oasis Hostel Seville and walked to the bus station at 11:00.  At about 11:10 a white van with hazard lights flashing came driving though a tiny parking area.  I approached the man driving and asked, “Blablacar?”  He asked me by Spanishifying my name, “Estefan?”  Yeah!  It was my […]

Oasis Hostel in Seville City Centre

Posted at:17 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 8 (cont’d) I caught the first train from Málaga to Cordoba, where it had just rained and the hot air was very heavy… …The added weight of humidity that made the air seem spicy.  The second train took me to Seville where I caught the #32 bus from in front of the train station to […]

Oasis Hostel Party Hostel in Málaga

Posted at:11 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 7 (cont’d) I caught the bus to Málaga and found a ‘Touristica Information’ lady who gave me a map… …and circled a small street in the old town of the city where Oasis Hostel Málaga was located.  She gave me an option of two buses from outside of the train station right next door from […]

Oasis Granada Hostel near the Alhambra

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Aug 5 (cont’d) From Valencia I caught a train, a train and a bus to get to Granada… …It was about 7 hours of travel to get from place to place.  It is incredibly dry as transportation takes you further south and all I could think about was how much I would have enjoyed being on […]

Cat’s Hostel the best party hostel in Madrid!

Posted at:5 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Aug 1 (cont’d) The landscape from Bilbao to Madrid is beautiful… …There are mountains that end up blending into wheat fields as the bus heads south.  I never know where I am on the bus so I can never pinpoint what area is pretty, other than the vague description between cities.  Then when I arrive in […]

Ganbara Hostel a Cheap Hostel in Bilbao

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July 30 (cont’d) I got off the train in Zaragoza and found a bus that would be leaving 45 minutes later for Bilbao… …Jackpot!  The man at the train station was right!  €19.30 for the bus ticket.  I had no idea what it was going to cost, and would have had no choice but to pay […]

Famous Hostels Ambassador: Backpacking Barcelona

Posted at:4 August, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

July 28 (cont’d) It is amazing how my ears pop every time the fast moving train I am on enters a tunnel… … That must be quite a pressure change when the air cannot escape freely as the locomotive cuts through the atmosphere inside of the tunnel. The train pulled into Barcelona Sants, which is the […]

Best Hostel in Marseille Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel

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July 25 Shower, breakfast, pack, check-out, decide on a train… …My choices were two trains that were each 2:35h to get from Nice to Marseilles.  One was at 12:24 that required a reservation and one was at 13:53 that did not.  I wanted the extra hour and a half in Marseilles, but decided to wait […]