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My Bed in Shanghai

For the first 4 nights in Shanghai I stayed in the Blue Mountain Youth Hostel. On the most part is was a good stay, the people there were OK the staff were helpful but …

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My Bed in Moscow

At my second attempt of finding somewhere to stay in Moscow I really ‘nailed it’ picking ‘Godzilla Hostel’. It was secure, tidy, friendly and very close to metro a station and only a 20 …

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St Petersburg to Moscow Overnight Train

This journey was made better by threeĀ events – 1. I’d forgotten I had book myself a first class ticket šŸ™‚ 2. It is an amazing train with a iconic past as the quote fromĀ www.russiantrains.comĀ demonstrates: …

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My Beds in St Petersburg

For the first four nights I slept at the Nevsky Group Aster Hotel which had an excellent location. I walked everywhere and saw most of the city. The bed was comfortable with 2 big …

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Introducing Happy Hippo

Travelling alone and not really likingĀ Selfie Sticks, a feeling which was increased on my recent trip to London when walking across Westminster Bridge, I had to decide on another solution. I would like to …