Confessions of a Backpacker: Things People Do in Hostels But Don’t Talk About

We're all guilty of some hostel sins, c'mon it's time to own up!  What prompted me to write this article? The other day I bought some nice new Schwarzkopf shampoo and conditioner, which is an investment to say the least, when a couple moved in next door to me. Originally I had the entire floor and bathroom all to myself but as soon as this nice, unsuspecting couple moved in...poof, my new shampoo purchase was gone! It's always the quiet ones...
Lisbon in a day
Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon. I never thought you would be so beautiful. Every time I've been to Lagos I've barely even made it outside the famous walls. I can't even count the number of times I've heard someone say after a full season of Lagos "There's walls around this town?". Yes, yes, there is. And you've not made it outside of them. I've been to Sagres and a few surfing beaches, Cape St.Vincent, Praia da Luz, Salema, Burgau and Budens, but apart from the Algarve I had never made it up to Portugal's capital of Lisbon. I don't know what I was expecting, but Lisbon pleasantly surprised me.
Getting to Lisbon from Lagos

The best way to get to Lisbon from Lagos is by bus from the bus station which is opposite the marina. The bus cost me 18 euros 50 cents and took about 4 hours up to Lisbon Sete Rios station. From there if you want to get the Aeroshuttle to the airport it stops at a yellow bus stand directly outside the bus station and  costs 3 euros 50 cents. The Aeroshuttle goes every 30 minutes although, like most things in Portugal, it seemed to be delayed.

Morocco: Imlil and the Kasbah du Toubkal

High in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is a small village of Imlil, popular with tourists who want a base to go on walking tours into the mountains. There are tours to Imlil but the best way to get there on your own is by grand...

Marrakech: A city of Hidden Jewels

If you expect me to begin by spouting some amazing travel guide-like description of Marrakech (or Marrakesh as some people spell it) with lots of superlatives, you'll be mistaken. To be quite frank with you, when I got in a taxi from the airport to the...

South Australia: Swimming with Tuna

Port Lincoln- where danger is just under the surface, just when you think it’s safe to enter the water after tempting fate with the notorious Great White Shark, look out here comes something most people are accustomed to finding on shelves in Woollies in a...

South Australia: Shark Cage Diving in Port Lincoln

It seems that there's only two places to swim with the scariest thing in the ocean without dying, one of them being South Africa, and the other being Port Lincoln in Australia.  I had the opportunity to go swimming with the ultimate predator of the...

South Australia: Swimming with Sea Lions in the Nullarbor

After getting rather inebriated in the Barossa Wine Valley we drove Geoff the van up from Adelaide to Port Augusta and down to Cowell, where we stopped at Turners Oyster farm to taste some oysters. The Eyre Peninsula is famous for its great sea food-...

The Hazards of Travelling and Working Online

I love freelancing, travelling and working online, the benefits are endless- I can go where I want when I want, it supplies me with the money to travel whilst being able to have freedom to create my own schedule. I can take on as much...