What not to miss when visiting Pula

By | November 28th, 2016|Croatia|

Croatia, it's been a while and I've missed you.  Visiting Pula in the countries Istria region has long for myself, ever since I first set eyes on its mighty amphitheater.  Previous experiences had in exploring Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice and Zadar only served to make me determined to explore a new region of this beautiful part [...]

The cost of 3 nights in Pula, Croatia

By | October 20th, 2016|Budget Travel, Croatia|

The cost of 3 nights in Pula, it's been a long time coming this one.  In fact any kind of travel has felt like a long time coming.  The last time I left the country was back in May, to visit Mallorca with my family, and the last time I wrote a blog post was [...]

Top 12 of 2012

By | February 20th, 2013|Travel|

Now I realise I've already done a 2012 summary post, but some very nice peoples, namely Ari of BeyondBlighty.com and Charlie & Ben of Wanderlusters.co.uk have nominated me to take part in a 2012 round up series.  Who am I to resist?  Basically there are 12 categories, and I have to pick from all the [...]

2012 in summary and plans for 2013

By | December 28th, 2012|Travel|

Tis' that time of year to once again wrap up what has been a pretty decent (probable understatement) year for travel here at www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk.  Much like last years summary post, I should probably point out that even though I work the 9-5 my work place is pretty cool and let me buy-back extra holiday.  It [...]

Things to see and do in Zadar (and cost breakdown)

By | July 25th, 2012|Croatia|

Ah Zadar, one of my fave European spots. On my previous visit to Croatia, back in 2010, I'd simply stopped Zadar for lunch whilst driving with some friends from Split to Plitvice.  What a waste, why oh why did we not stay in this amazing town for at least a night? Last week I returned [...]

A short break in Zadar with Roomorama

By | July 19th, 2012|Croatia|

ME:  Itchy feet, itchy feet, must travel, going mad, cant handle cubicle life, why wont it stop raining, must explore the world ... please Roomorama help me? ROOMORAMA: OK, no worries. ME:  You guys are legends.  Oooh that apartment in Zadar looks nice, ooh and there are cheap flights too.  BOOKED and BOOKED!  See you later rainy [...]

COMPETITION – Win a copy of Frommers guide to Croatia

By | June 22nd, 2012|Competitions, Croatia|

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the London Travel Massive in St Jame's Park.  It was an event sponsored by the brilliant Frommers Travel Guides team.  Everyone in attendance has a great evening, networking and discussing all manner of travel blogging related subjects.  Frommers were brilliant hosts and bought with them a small selection of free travel guides [...]

My 7 Super Shots With @HostelBookers

By | March 23rd, 2012|Photographic Inspiration|

Tag your it says Chris @BackpackerBanter as he runs away laughing, back to his south american paradise, surfing and sipping ice cold beer, whilst I'm stuck in an office under miserable grey skys.  Git!  Haha, i jest thanks Chris.  I love being tagged in series like this, its a great way for me to remind [...]

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

By | January 11th, 2012|Croatia, Photographic Inspiration|

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera, pronounced [plîtʋitsɛ], colloquial Plitvice) is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. Littered with stunning waterfalls, the park draws coach loads of tourist each year.  The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area [...]

A view from the window. Dubrovnik, Croatia

By | August 26th, 2011|Croatia, Photo of the week|

This is my favourite picture I took in Croatia. It was taken from our guesthouse room window and looks out of the Dubrovnik castle.