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    Amys Blog April 2008
    Stress and other catastrophies05.01.2008 BACKPACKER STORIES
    Bali, Indonesia [ Book Hostels in Bali ]
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    Over four months of planning, coordinating and traveling

    was nothing compared to three days of running a handicraft
    expo. My biggest fear was that we’d have no visitors and
    I’d be branded as a loser for life. Problems came within the
    first hour of officially opening the expo- food for the
    evening opening party has been prepared and was ready to
    be served, five hours ahead of schedule. Next, we ran out of
    tables for producers to display their ...

  • Photo of The Backpackers Hostel, Mexico City


    The Backpackers Hostel
    San Cristobal de las casas - Mexico

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Mexico City, Mexico

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    The Backpackers Hostel is well adapted to respond to all travelers needs. This colonial hostel close to downtown offers dormitories as well as semi private and private rooms, all at a bargain price. A new full equiped kitchen and dinning tables are at the disposition of every resident of the hostel. Moreover, a complete breakfast is served ...

  • Photo of Rome with German eyes, Rome


    Rome with German eyes
    enjoy Rome


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    Rome, that’s “La dolce vita”, Italian ice-cream at the top of the Spanish Stairs, touching a marble column of the masterpiece of antic buildings: the Pantheon; that’s sitting in front of the Colosseo with eyes wide open, throwing a coin over your shoulder into the Fountain of Trevi and finally taking a pizza at night at the Campo de’ Fior...

  • Photo of Photographs of an Unwritten Future, Krakow


    Photographs of an Unwritten Future
    vernissage: 23rd February at 19:00

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Krakow, Poland

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    On Saturday, the 23rd of February in Krakow, photographer: Geo D. Oliver from The web site celebrates his 10 year anniversary with the release of his signature B&W print collection titled 'Photographs of an Unwritten Future'. Geo's original picture perfect photography exhibition about backpackers & hostel travellers first arrived i...

  • Photo of Amy’s Blog December 2007, Bali


    Amy’s Blog December 2007
    A house with no walls

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Bali, Indonesia

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    I visited a lampshade-maker a few weeks ago. After an unusual traffic jam in the city, we arrived 20 minutes later at an off-track dirt road. There were a few residential houses around but the one we were after is made out of wooden stilts and corrugated iron roof. The "house" had two concrete walls on each side (it belongs to the houses beside it)...

  • Photo of Amys Blog September / October 2007, Bali


    Amys Blog September / October 2007
    New School Uniforms for Git Git’s Children

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Bali, Indonesia

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    A few staff from the Wahana Kria Putri Foundation and I went to two primary schools in Git Git village, north of Bali, to take body measurements of some of the children there. Our purpose is to give new school uniforms and new shoes to some of the poorest students as part of the foundation’s community development project. Shy but curious, the c...

  • Photo of Amy’s Blog, Bali


    Amy’s Blog
    First field trip to Bangli, the craft village

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Bali, Indonesia

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    Bangli, an agricultural town about an hour from Denpasar, is home to a number of men and women who produce handicrafts using natural materials such as bamboo, shells and wood. They operate by selling their work at a below-market price to middlemen, who retains all the profits by on-selling the goods to retailers at the market price. With a lack of ...

  • Photo of The inventor of travelling, Rome


    The inventor of travelling
    First Backpacker in the World ?


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    Giovan Francesco Gemelli Careri in 1693 decideded to travel all over the world. He’s the most famous of “calabresi” travellers and someone calls him the inventor of travelling. He was born in Radicena, (today Taurianova) Calabria, Italy, in 1651 and was a magistrate in the law court of Naples. His Family was not aristocratic, so he couldn...

  • Photo of 07 . 07 . 07, Rome


    07 . 07 . 07
    Happy Birthday Mario & Luigi


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    Happy Birthday to Mario and Luigi. We wish all the best on this special day. have a nice party and go head. The staff ...

  • Photo of Carnevale Beats, Venice


    Carnevale Beats
    Everyday life in Venice during Carnevale

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Venice, Italy

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    Fat Tuesday’s now over; and finally, I can take the time to breathe and just think about the craziness of the past few Carnevale days. I’ve been in Venice since the end of January, and when I thought that I was just getting to know her, Venice just went crazy. Yeah, that’s it. This lil aussie was in Venice the past few weeks, doing her usual ...

  • Photo of Travelling by Train, London


    Travelling by Train
    Europe America Asia Africa Oceania

    BACKPACKER STORIES in London, England

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    Some prefer planes; I personally prefer to take the train. A plane ride offers a quick journey, but on the train you can look out the window taking in the sites that a country has to show. I began my journey in Rome travelling to Florence, Pisa, and Geneva. These cities all had something unique to offer, but I was always at ease, back on the t...

  • Photo of It's Chianti time..., Certaldo


    It's Chianti time...
    Vino, Wine

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Certaldo, Italy

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    I like wine. I'm only human, right? A long glass of rich red with dinner, a cool sip of white with lunch, or a glass of champagne at apperitivo time. It's all good. So what better place to be than Tuscany? Towards the north-west of the grand Italian peninsular sits one of the most famous wine regions in the world. On the map you may see Tuscany,...

  • Photo of Looking for tomatoes in Bunyol, Valencia


    Looking for tomatoes in Bunyol
    02 Sett 06 - Valencia

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Valencia, Spain

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    I was looking for tomatoes... and we were late. There had been a traffic jam getting into town, and now, here I was... following everybody else down the lanes of Bunyol. Looking for tomatoes. We reached a corner � and found, well, something. It was a press of bodies - Spanish, Australian, British. Locals outnumbered easily by the foreigners. Gog...

  • Photo of Staying in Malawi, Lilongwe


    Staying in Malawi
    Africa Safari

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Lilongwe, Malawi

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    Hi, I just got back from a marvellous trip to Malawi, Africa. Me and my girlfriend have been travelling around Malawi and Zambia in October 2005 for about 4 weeks. If you are not sure where to stay or what to do in Malawi/Zambia, we have some very good tips to share. During the preparation of the trip we came into contact with Kiboko Camp & Safa...

  • Photo of Escaping death in Naples, Naples


    Escaping death in Naples
    How I learned to stop

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Naples, Italy

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    I hereby confess that I love chaos, and the lot of it I had thought I had found in Rome, finally revealed it's crazy head in Naples. What energy, what general madness! The remarkably ugly dog with teeth from another planet showed me it all, lying perfectly still on his back for way too long. Style is the difference to everything and has nothing to ...

  • Photo of Lost in Nimes, Nimes


    Lost in Nimes
    Living like a nomad

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Nimes, France

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    It was my first travelling through Europe on my own. the last time i had been there, i was a child, staying safely in nice hotels and eating good food at proper restaurants with my family. the idea of staying at hostels and living like a nomad was new to me, so you could say i was a bit nervous about some things. back in the states, i had made f...

  • Photo of The experience to meet backpackers, Sydney


    The experience to meet backpackers
    Any Cities

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Sydney, Australia

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    I would like to tell you a little bit about how it has been the experience for me to meet backpackers from over the world. I was born in a small valley in Spain. My family, my friends and my life are there but after course the degree of tourism in Valencia I decided to go abroad. Actually, from my point of view, if you want to dedicate yourself...

  • Photo of Europa, Rome


    My Story


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    One more time traveling in Europe�.. This time I went to Europe again, this is my 5th time traveling there, in this time I went with my brother, his name is Julio and mine is Jorge. I m 23 years old and he is 21 years old, but my brother he only travel with me for 3 days and he came back to Mexico for some important reasons, this is one of my hob...

  • Photo of Roma, Rome


    Beautiful Stranger


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    The fresh air engulfed me as I took a deep breath of the Italian air. Hmm... the air definitely smelt different. My pupils dilated with full curiosity as I walked through the terminal trying to translate all the signboards into English in my head. Soaking in the hustle & bustle of the airport, the foreign accents, the glances, eye-ing beautiful lug...

  • Photo of Living abroad, Rome


    Living abroad
    Travelling-an experience for lifetime


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    Travelling to, or living in a different country always is an experience! After I had been in school for 14 years straight, graduating from the gymnasium(high school) was a relief. Before further studying, getting a job and having to be all grown up and responsible, I decided to take a year off to do some travelling. Today a lot of youngsters trav...

  • Photo of Sousse, Tunisia, Sousse


    Sousse, Tunisia
    In the footsteps of Monty Python

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Sousse, Tunisia

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    Arriving in Sousse was my first meeting with arab culture. Maybe not the most authentic, as this part of Tunisia is fairly westernized and full of tourists. So was also the case of Sousse, but luckily it rained like crazy at the moment of my arrival, and all the hustlers was busying hustling the tourists that was trying to find shelter, while I was...

  • Photo of Camille, Sydney


    My travel story

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Sydney, Australia

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    I just recieved a newsletter from your new site and have signed up immediately.. Firstly, I would like to wish you much luck on what I think from a travellers perspective, sounds like a great website, with all the information you need when travelling.. It seems to me that it is still relatively new, and I am sure with time, more info will be put in...

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    Welcome to
    Backpackers News Online

    BACKPACKER STORIES in London, England

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    Good to be here. This site gives me the chance to express what I have been feeling during my travelling. Travelling can be easy but at the same time it can be the hardest thing in the world if you do not have any or wrong info. My idea is to bring my experiences to everyone and the experiences of all the people who will be visiting and writing f...

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