Category Archives: Hostels

The Good, the Bad, and even the Ugly, but all of them we’ve stayed in or have had a brush with!

The Curse of the Fast Thinker

– thoughts during the course of a day Feb 25, 2012 It’s a Saturday night, and I have only myself to entertain. In the prison cell of my apartment, I sit in isolation, buffered by the empty air around the … Continue reading

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Florence — Firenze really IS a dream …

Our first day in Florence, also known locally as Firenze, and we woke up late, but made it JIT (just in time at 8:45 am) for a partial breakfast with grumpy women cleaning everything up as quickly as they could.  … Continue reading

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Back to Cairo

And we have a disaster of an international proportion – Amy left her favorite blanket on the sleeping car train!      Instant devastation when she opened her backpack at 9 am, and couldn’t find “blankie,” remembering that she’d left … Continue reading

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Characters at Our House Backpackers, Adelaide, SA Australia

View Full Album   Where else would one find such a great hostel in Adelaide?  At OUR HOUSE!  We loved it so much that we wish we could take it with us!  Not only were the facilities great, the people … Continue reading

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Some Things About Sri Lanka

Some minor corrections and additional comments – thank you to those who sent in comments! * Sri Lankans have charming and genuine smiles!  Their whole face lights up, eyes crinkle, and wonderful white teeth!  Such gracious people!  OK, this is … Continue reading

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While shopping for hostels in Peking / Beijing …

We have less than one week left in Japan – only less than five more days in Osaka!  How sad.  I rather like Osaka better than I thought I would.  Maybe it’s the ferris wheel?  LOL…  Or maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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