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5 European Cities You Know and Their Sister Cities You Have to Meet

The world is filled with stunning cities that all offer a unique culture, verve, and spirit. Every visit is a new experience, and every town has its own special charm. Of course, some cities are simply more famous and popular than others and you’ve likely been to- or at least heard a lot about- London, Paris, and Milan. But have you ever seriously thought to visit Johannesburg, San Fransisco, and Melbourne? These are all big and well-known cities, yet, haven’t achieved the same level of fame and touristic visibility as the first 3. And, incidentally, the latter cities are “sister cities” or “twin towns” to the first three. Bet you didn’t know that!

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Travel Tips and Tricks: Backpacker Guide

Are you a first-time backpacker? Or a novice nomad? Here at HostelCulture we've sussed the sh*t out of backpacking, so naturally we have some tricks up our sleeves which makes boring parts of travelling easier. Yep! We got some travel tips and tricks that will help you backpackers out and even save you some dollars while hostelling around like the fun-lovin' peeps you are.

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Firm-Butt Backpacking

Hostelling around the place with little semblance of a consistent routine doesn’t necessarily lend itself well to laying off the beer or smokes, getting enough sleep, eating better or exercising, getting in shape and staying fit. Well, if exercising and staying fit is/was your ambition this year, fear not because there are plenty of ways to stay in shape while backpacking that won’t diminish your travel experience…in fact it can enhance your journey very much for the better.

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Woman Travels to 7 World Wonders In 13 Days

Those of you on the fence about taking the plunge to travel the world should take some advice from backpacker wonder woman Megan Sullivan.

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1-2-3 Ingredient Recipes All Backpackers Should Know

Keeping to a budget can be tough - and I find that it's food that always seems to end up eating away at my money (excuse the terrible pun!) But with these easy 3-ingredient recipes, you'll keep your wallet and your stomach full!

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Lets Talk About Statues

That's right, you read correctly - statues. Well, I actually mean sculptures. Here in Prague there are so many weird and wonderful sculptures scattered around the city. Maybe if you have a free afternoon, you can do a statue-hunt?!

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Beware the Bad Friday

Ireland is well known to be quite a Catholic country. Saint Paddy had a lot to do with that back in the latter half of the 5th Century but traditionally religion has played, and continues to play, a huge part of the socio-political and cultural landscape of the island – indeed church and state have been, to a ridiculously large degree, inseparable here for a long time.

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15 Things You Can Do In London For Under £5

Everyone says London is amazing, it's bustling and it's incredibly expensive. We can all agree on those points. I've been to London about 20-something times because I freakin' love the place (obviously). But I've also mastered spending a lot of time here without spending a sh*t ton of cash. There's plenty of cheap, if not free things to do in London! So without further a due, here are 15 things you can do in London for under £5!

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Weird European Laws

Travelling often means experiencing new cultures, as it should, and sometimes these new cultures of distant lands can be overwhelming to one's particular sensibilities, values, beliefs and way of thinking – a case of culture shock. On the other hand there's very little to be shocked about in most places we find ourselves, especially in the majority of Europe. Nobody wants to offend another's culture while engaging in and experiencing it so there is an effort on some level of consciousness to over-think the do's and dont's.

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Europe's Best Flea Markets

An old saying goes “collect memories, not things”. It is an ideal philosophy for backpackers to live by – not least for the romantic sensibility of it all but also, given the limited space in one's backpack and the fact that things tend to cost money, memories don't make you anxious when your backpack is weighed at the airport nor do they break the bank; well, modest memories at least. But I think there's something to be said for the souvenir. Something tactile that you can see, hold, put on your mantelpiece, something which represents the journey, an experience, a memory, a feeling, maybe even just a moment.

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