Three photographs of Ohrid, Macedonia
Tweets sent by flight attendants 35,000 feet up in the sky
A few children were hanging around the school gates when a coach load of foreigners pulled up outside the ruins next door and, without even being asked, handed out money and sweets. What nice people, the children thought and wondered if it would happen again?
Let me begin by saying I've never wanted to be chained to a mirror and a razor blade. Put me in a bathroom with the shiniest, buffed mirror, accompanied by the most sparkling razor, and I still shake my head to refuse a blast of Bolivian marching powder.
Three photographs of the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Have your photo taken with a Pacsafe product in the Serengeti, walking the Great Wall of China or bungy jumping off the Auckland Sky Tower and win $150.
From vaccinophobia (the fear of vaccinations), via alektorophobia (fear of chickens) to the fear of returning home (nostophobia), we list 99 phobias you are more likely to confront while backpacking.
Leave behind Grandma's best butter knife and the spoon commemorating Charles and Diana's wedding. A free and lightweight set of tableware can easily and quickly be acquired from various sources for al fresco or hostel room dining.
A Bulgarian would be scandalised to be compared to a salad, while calling someone’s mother a ‘big turtle’ is a big no no in China. But sometimes it's not the slight itself but who, or what, you insult that can land you in trouble
A reasonably large city, the centre of the former Inca capital is a compact mix of attractive Spanish architecture and sturdy Inca walls. The main attraction of Cusco is as a base for the Machu Picchu trek.