Guest Post

This is a guest post from Jonny Ward who runs a blog at onestep4ward.com

Bangladesh is a country that simply gets ignored on the backpacker trail across Asia and I have no idea why! India is hugely popular, Nepal too and SE Asia is overrun with tourists but Bangladesh – almost no one. Although I shouldn’t complain, it means we can have the place to ourselves! Bangladesh is a staunchly Muslim country and the Bangladeshi people are some of the friendliest people I have ever come across in all my travels. Because of the sheer lack of tourists, the locals are delighted that you have made the effort to visit their country – you’ll be inundated with offers of lunch, dinner, tea and a bed to sleep on at their family home. Day in, day out you’ll be shaking people’s hands and answering their bellowing ‘Hello Sir’ from across the street.

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Ontario

July 24, 2011 · 4 comments

This is a guest post from Michal Kniec, after completing a History degree in Canada, he decided that a little change of scenery would do him some good and moved across the world to Manchester. Now studying law, he loves to write, cook, and travel as much as possible on this pale blue dot.

It was 4 in the morning, maybe 5, when I got the call from a friend telling me that he’ll visit my home in London, Ontario, Canada within the next few days. Not completely awake, I agreed to show him around and immediately went back to sleep. Waking up a few hours later I realized that I had quite a task ahead of me. He had already been to Canada and I knew that he wanted to see something more than the average tourist. Having lived in my destination, Ontario most of my life I knew my way around and quickly created an itinerary for us to follow. When he arrived I was more than ready, and we both set off on an extra-ordinary trek across the province.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

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This is a guest post from Liah S Thorley

Pristine sandy beaches, vibrant city life, dramatic landscape, history in abundance, wine and wildlife, is there anything I have missed out? Probably. Cape Town is one of the most richly diverse cities in the world. Whether you’re simply stopping off for a few days before heading down the garden route or spending your entire holiday here, there is something to keep everyone entertained. I found out a bit more about Cape Town before I went my having a perusal of mydestination.com/capetown.

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This is a guest post from hostelbookers.com

24-hour party people know to go to Miami. By day you’ll be hanging out at beach bars and by night, after a super-glamorous change, you’ll be strutting your stuff up the red carpet of one of the hottest clubs in town. The most ‘colourful’ nightlife is found on South Beach Miami. The hostels in Miami have picked up on the party atmosphere and many have on-site bars, roof terraces and games rooms, making it easy to meet fellow travellers. You can also ensure you have more money for drinks and club entries by getting them free with some hostels and waking up to a delicious free breakfast the next day at others. Here are two great examples:

SoBe Design Studio

SoBe Design Miami hostel Studio Pool

SoBe Design Studio Pool

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Slovenia

July 5, 2011 · 6 comments

This is a guest post from Renee White

Slovenia? It’s more like sLOVEnia.

I have never been to a country in Europe where a €30 – €60 a day budget was actually realistically possible. You must be thinking that there must be a bad reason why Slovenia is so cheap. Well, I’m not an economist but Slovenia is a third of the price than neighbouring Italy and Austria and has ALWAYS been cheaper than Hungary and Croatia. Sounds like backpacker’s dream to me….And it certainly is. For tips, I looked at My Destination Slovenia. It prepared me with everything I needed to know.

Maribor Slovenia

Maribor

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