Vietnam is the go-to for many travellers who consider themselves a little too cool for the Khao San road, the Full Moon Party or the tubing rivers of Vang Vieng.* It’s got the gritty narrow streets and sprawling Soviet squares of Ho Chi Minh City, the European quaintness of Hội An and the chaotic old quarter of Hanoi, all entirely different and all still coming to terms with the country’s recent past.
It’s this diversity (and an occasional, somewhat justified aversion to foreigners) that makes Vietnam a little tricky when it comes to managing your money. But again, fear not, as we’ve put together the guide below to help you out. Read More
Ah, Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles’, the accessible starter destination for the first time traveller and gap year student, the home of the Full Moon Party and the owner of (for our money anyway) the most stunning beaches on the continent and, although easier to navigate than its South East Asian neighbours, a bit of a financial maze.
Despite having a reputation for being pretty affordable (unless you’re heading to the tourist-heavy beaches of the South where it all gets a bit out of control) there are still a lot of ways to help manage your money out there. So, with that in mind, we’ve put together this handy little guide to help you get more bangs for your baht. Read More
Whether you’re taking a one, two, three or four-day tour of Angkor Wat, joining a bar crawl on Siem Reap’s Pub Street or hammock swinging in Sihanoukville, Cambodia has something for every traveller, from the history buff to the party animal to the beach bum.
Cambodia is possibly the most complex South East Asian nations when it comes to money management, this owing mostly to the use of up to three different currencies at once, but our handy blog aims to remove those complexities, whether it’s riel, baht, dollars or all three at once. Read More
Crete has been home to ancient Romans, Venetians, the Ottoman Empire and the world’s most famous half man-half bull, the Minotaur. These days it’s mostly ruins, LOTS of ruins, stunning beaches and some of the tastiest food in the Med.
Crete can feel a little like a country within a country and the island is now a mezze platter of rural little towns, small cities, heaving tourist spots and an unhealthy amount of tour organisers. Prices vary greatly and trying to get a grip on how much money you’ll need for Crete can be tricky. Read More
Group travel is great but it’s hard to maintain those pre-holiday levels of excitement as you argue with your parents over whether to sit by the pool or visit a Roman fort. Or, as you stare in silence as the waiter places the bill in the centre of your friends and you attempt to subtract two tap waters and a bag of crisps from a €200 tab.
As travellers ourselves, we understand that group travel can have its ups and downs and that if not kept under a close eye those downs have the potential to sour a great trip.
So, we’ve consulted the experts, we’ve looked back on our own travels, we’ve remembered where it all went wrong and, more importantly, where it all went right and we’ve put together this handy little list of our top tips for travelling with groups. Read More