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Coming Full Circle in Slovenia

Seven years ago I went to Slovenia for the first time. It was part of my Eastern Trekker tour with Busabout, during the six weeks of summer that would alter the course of my life. The Busabout internship came at a time when things looked great on the outside, but weren’t quite right under the […]

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Volksfest: Hassle-free fun

Now writing from beautiful Edinburgh, but more on that tomorrow – first I wanted to catch up on Stuttgart’s Volksfest.  This is the second-largest beerfest in the world, attracting 4 million visitors to Munich’s 7 million.  The main perk of this is that you avoid the blood, sweat and tears associated with getting into an […]

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Second breakfast.


Saturday.  Final weekend of Oktoberfest. 7:00:  My alarm beeps and I wake up to the pitch darkness of Room 104 in Wombats.  I can hear the five other girls stirring, all reluctant to leave our warm beds for the bitter cold of Munich. 7:30:  Stumble down to breakfast and stock up on meat and cheese […]

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Ein Prosit

The flight to Stuttgart was over before it began, mostly because I slept peacefully the whole way.  As soon as we walked through the arrivals gate, the Busabout group was met by Andy and Cherie, our guides for the weekend, outfitted in lederhosen (for the men) and a dirndl (for the women). It was a […]

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Spotlight: Travel Shack, Vienna

Where:  Travel Shack, Mariahilfer Gurtel, Vienna 1150 Austria (Just around the corner from Wombat’s Hostel, not far from Mozart’s, where you can get a mouth-watering schnitzel at all hours of the day or night) What is this place?  It’s a bar.  It’s a book swap.  It’s an internet centre.  Most importantly, it’s the place to […]

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To See or Not to See: World’s Largest Ice Cave

Salzburg, besides being famous for ‘The Sound of Music,’ also boasts convenient proximity to Werfen, home of the World’s Largest Ice Cave. I’ll pause so you can oooh and aahh in wonder. I, like hundreds (thousands? millions?) before me, was drawn to this mysterious cave, curious to see what the fuss was all about. That […]

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