Libertad Apparel – the travel shirt that doesn’t look like a travel shirt

Libertad Apparel Travel Shirt

I’m always on the lookout for shirts that look good and are practical for travel. The problem I have with most travel clothes is that they usually look like travel clothes. The checklist of travel-shirt cliches include: – variation of green/beige/khaki (army/explorer colours) – ugly fabric – zips and multiple panels – a big logo […]

The Green Citadel of Magdeburg

The Green Citadel of Magdeburg

I’m a fan of the Austrian artist and architect Hundertwasser. Whenever I find myself in Austria or Germany (where most of his work is) I make a diversion to visit one. In the case of the Green Citadel of Magdeburg I was on my way from Hamburg to Leipzig, and I saw I could go […]

An hour and fifteen minutes in Hanover (not that I was counting)

Hannover Hauptbahnhof

Actually I was counting, but not in the sense that I was counting down the minutes until I could leave. My travels from Hamburg to Leipzig required a change of trains in Hanover (Hannover in German). Rather than wait on the platform I gave myself a mini-tour of Hanover. I had an hour and fifteen […]

Travel Gear Review: Icebreaker Tshirt


In the digital nomad and long term travel community one t-shirt that has become a popular packing item is the Icebreaker Tshirt. Icebreaker is a brand from New Zealand that uses pure merino wool. Yes, even the t-shirts are made from wool. Most people associate wool with clothes for warmth, but wool is an effective […]

Apartment Review: Cheap Airbnb apartment in hipster Jewish Quarter in Budapest

Airbnb Budapest

Airbnb is a good option for accommodation in Budapest. I found a private apartment in Budapest for $21 a night. That price was for the whole apartment, not just a rented room. I’ve seen hostel beds in Budapest listed at that price so this was a good deal. The apartment was a new listing which […]

Visiting the British Museum – one of the worlds great museums

British Museum

London is famous for having loads of musuems that you can visit for free. I always tell people this is one of the many great things about London, yet whenever I end up back in London on my annual visit I never get round to visiting them. I happened to be staying near the British […]

Where I’m At: Budapest – 2015 edition


Where I’m At is my monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. Greetings from Budapest. I’m back in one of my favourite cities of Europe after a few years absence. The last time I was here it wasn’t on the digital nomad map. Other Eastern European cities […]

Nomadic News: 2 August, 2015

Koh Tao Cafe

Here is this weeks edition of Nomadic News – assorted links on travel and digital nomadery. Living Abroad – Location Independence Creative young Brits are quitting London for affordable Berlin What is it like living in ColOmbia as a digital nomad? Ubud, Bali: The “Elizabeth Gilbert Effect” and remote working in paradise This is the […]

Hostel Review: Übernacht Hostel, Augsburg – Germany

Übernacht Hostel, Augsburg – Germany

Hostel Name: Übernacht Hostel Address: Karlstr. 4, Augsburg, Germany I stayed at the Übernacht Hostel in Augsburg, Germany. I booked online and paid $22.91 USD for a bed in a 6-bed mixed dormitory room. This is the second time I’ve stayed in Augsburg, and both times were because I could find a last minute room […]

Hotel Review: MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Messe, Frankfurt – Germany

Meininger Frankfurt

Hotel Name: MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Messe Address: 64 Europaallee, Frankfurt am Main, Germany I stayed at the MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Messe in Frankfurt, Germany. I stayed as a guest of the Meininger hotel group to review their hotel (and I previously reviewed their Salzburg hotel). Meininger (stylised as MEININGER but I feel like I’m yelling […]