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Accounts and Observations of First Week in Mexico

This article is from the Travelodium archive and was first published in 2010

I had been staying at a place called ‘Mexico City Hostel’ on the street Republica de Brazil just north-west of the Zocalo (main square in downtown Mexico). The Hostel offered a few different combinations in the way of sleeping arrangements.

The cheapest of …

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Walking the Great Wall of China

This article is from the Travelodium archive and was first published in 2010.

As the mist dispersed and the snaking, seemingly endless form of the wall appeared I could almost see the Mongol hordes charging over the hills. And it wasn’t just the eerie weather that was making for such an atmospheric Great Wall experience – …

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Under the Sea with Pineapples, a Northern Okinawa Tour Tale

This article is from the Travelodium archive and was first published in 2010

On my first day in Okinawa, my friend and I had signed up for a bus tour of the Northern part of the Okinawa mainland The tour stopped at Ryukyu Mura, Cape Manzamo, Okashi Goten (a sweets shop), Ocean Expo Park, and Pineapple …

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Teaching English in Rural Korea

Editor: From the Travelodium Archive this article was first published in 2009.

When we told our friends about our adopted hometown, they were horrified. “There’s no cinema! No nightclubs! Not even a museum! What on earth do you do for entertainment?” They were living in Seoul, possibly one of the world’s most hectic capitals. We on …

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Pyongyang – More Grey than Green

Editor: From the Travelodium Archive this article was first published in 2009.

It’s Sunday in Pyongyang – the day of 10,000 steps, when each citizen shuns wheels and takes to the streets on foot. The official line is that this is an eco-friendly initiative designed to help save petrol. The pessimistic (or perhaps realistic) view is …

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Hotels in Sheffield – United Kingdom

Here is a short guide to the more popular hotels, bed and breakfast and backpacker accommodation in Sheffield. This certainly isn’t an extensive list but appears to be the most popular accommodation in the city.

I have tried to include mainly hotels that are close to the centre of the city which enables you to visit …

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Things to do in San Juan – Manila

I am always in love with my city; San Juan. It’s the best spot to live in you can ever think of. If anyone would ask me.

I will gladly enlighten you about my city town, San Juan- Manila. The San Juan you know is the capital of Puerto Rico, a well-known vacationer goal island in …

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Easy way to make 1000 Velocity Points

Plenty of people have got some extra time on their hands at the moment so why not make some quick Velocity Points. As for whether Virgin will be around to use them might be another story.

The way you can make these 1000 points is by signing up with e-Rewards and then completing one of their …

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How to use Public Transport in Adelaide

The public transport system in Adelaide is divided into 3 parts.

TramBuses plus the O-Bahn systemTrains

Buying Tickets

To buy a ticket for the tram, train or bus system (you use the same tickets for all systems) you need to buy it from a newsagent where you see the Adelaide Metro sign or at the Adelaide Train Station.

You …

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Travelodium Travel Magazine 6 October 2019

Hi Everyone,

After a long layoff of working back in an office I’m back writing on my travel website again despite not actually travelling as yet.

I have another 3 months to go in my job where I’ve been working as a Statistical Analyst.

Anyway I’ll be bringing back some of the same features of the old magazine …

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Tourist Invitation Letter for Russia

Back in the 80’s and 90’s travelling to the Soviet Union was an arduous process. Back then you needed to have an itinerary prepared in advance vetted by Intourist and each place you stayed need to be pre-booked and when you arrived you checked in to the hotel and the hotel checked you in with …

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Travelodium Partners

Travelodium thanks the following companies that partner us.

Some of our partnerships are affiliate relationships and others are advertising and without this income Travelodium could not exist and I thank them for the opportunity.

Thanks to all readers of our magazine and I hope you support the following companies. I only partner with companies that I …

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Rendezvous Hotel -Singapore

Rendezvous Hotel is located in the centre of Singapore just off the eastern end of Orchard Rd. The hotel is only a short walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station which makes it very convenient to get around the city if you don’t want to use taxis. You are able to travel to many places quicker …

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Picking Apples in Australia

Picking Apples in Australia is another big crop where you can  get work picking fruit.

You are required to have a working visa to be able to pick fruit in Australia.

Historically, Tasmania is the biggest apple growing state so much so its named the Apple Isle.

Despite this apples are grown in all states except Northern Territory.

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Grape Picking in Australia

Grape Picking in Australia is a big business and wine is one of the biggest agricultural products in the country.

You need to have a working visa to pick grapes in Australia.

There are many different regions that produce wine and at harvest they need a large casual workforce to pick the harvest.

When the harvest takes place …

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Best Railway Website on the Internet

Today I’d like to give you a bit of information about what I think is the best railway website on the internet.

The Man in Seat 61 covers the entire world of railways. I personally found this website very useful when I travelled through Vietnam by railway a few years back. The website gives a lot …

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The Australian Swag – A bit of a history lesson

If you’ve been in Australia for any length on time you would heard the word swag or a swagman.

Its a historical term because a swagman was an itinerant farm worker – these guys used to walk around to farms looking for work and swagmen were very common in the 1890’s recession in Australia although I …

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Earning Frequent Flyer Points with Agoda Max Points

Earning Frequent Flyer Points with Agoda Max Points

When I travel in Asia I nearly always book a part, if not all of my accommodation with Agoda.

I find that you get a pretty good rate and they also have a wide range of accommodation types and budgets.

I’ve never tried to get points on Agoda because I …

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Easy way to make 1500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Good news everyone, here’s an easy way to make 1500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points.

You may have seen this on news.com.au because they are promoting it as well.

If you read my article Travelodium Monthly Results you would see that I have over 100,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points. I’ve had one return trip to Singapore that I have …

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Great Facebook Pages for Backpackers in Australia

Hey There Gentile Jerkwads,

Got a few excellent Facebook Groups for backpackers in Australia.

Generally on these groups there are discussions about where to find fruit picking work or work in general. Where to go partying and looking for hookups, sharing rides and selling stuff for those going home.

There is also plenty of discussion.

The groups are all …

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Finding work in Australia for backpackers

Finding work in Australia is not a particularly difficult thing to do, however finding good work in Australia can be more difficult.

The types of work vary in years gone by getting short term work in call centre’s have been easy to find but not so much anymore as more and more call centre’s move offshore.

Working …

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Contiki Discounts for Europe 2018

Hi,

At Travelodium we like to find you good discounts so you can travel more. Also recommending these tours can bring in a source of income for this website so I can travel more and be able to get you better information.

Today I’ve got a nice discount for Australian travellers to Europe this summer that is …

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Travelodium Monthly Results – Making Money from your Blog

I’ve seen quite a few bloggers putting their financial results on their blog. I guess it is a self reporting technique to put the onus on yourself to do everything you can to improve the financial position of the blog.

I’ve had this blog for 11 years now and despite having a lot of Social Media …

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Discount Sightseeing in UK

After getting some really good feedback about my recent post Rail discounts in UK I thought I’d also mention another great way to save some money while travelling through the UK.

English Heritage Membership gets you unlimited access to over 400 historical properties and places through the UK.

This includes

84 Religious Sights/Churches

66 x Castles

58 x Prehistoric Sights

53 …

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Travelling through Europe with Interrail

Many years ago when I first travelled through Europe my plan was to travel down to Greece spend a few months in the islands and then spend a couple months travelling through Central Europe checking out the sights.

I bought a Eurail card so I had unlimited rail for the 3 months travelling through Europe however …

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Rail Discounts in the United Kingdom

Rail Discounts in the UK and Europe

Hi There Aussie Backpackers in London  – I remember backpacking in London they were some of the best and worst days of my life.

As much as it’s a great thing and a great place to live London is fucking expensive.

Related Link : Things to do in Ashford

I’ve found a …

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A day in Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park lies about a 2 hour drive south east of Darwin. The park is about the size of Slovenia but during the wet season (when I was there) access to the park is restricted due to flooding.

The park contains a large amount of Aboriginal Rock Art and a habitat for a large amount …

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Are Lonely Planet Guides relevant for today’s traveller

Lonely Planet Guides have been around for over 40 years now and are steadily decreasing in their appeal. Also for the past 10 years Lonely Planet has been owned by large publishing companies and this diminishes the ideal that Lonely Planet is a small publisher that is looking out for the independent traveller and destroys …

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Wage theft in Australia

On 21 November, 2017 a report Wage Theft in Australia: Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey was released. The survey is the most comprehensive study of wage theft and working conditions among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants in Australia.

Findings include:

Almost a third (30%) of international students and backpackers earned $12 per …

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Travelodium Travel Magazine 29 October 2017

29 October 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites I’ve been concentrating on selling my caravan. I find a caravan just a bit too big for a single person and a bit cumbersome to move around in. I think eventually I’ll look to buy …

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