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Cheap Eats in Greece

In Athens, Europe, Greece, ios, mykonos by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

Imagine yourself kicked back on a sun lounger in the Greek Islands. An old fisherman reels in fresh octopus and fish ready to throw on the barbecue for your lunch. This is no exaggeration or stereotype. It’s quite literally what greek cuisine is about on the islands and luckily it doesn’t always have to come at a high price. Of …

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Hostel Tip: Hostel Med, Saint Julians, Malta

In Europe, The Gap Map by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

Hostel Med located in the busy St Julians is the perfect place to stay if you’re after an area with a young vibe and plenty of nightlife and entertainment in Malta. Located in a quiet back street, at Hostel Med you’re guaranteed a good nights sleep away from the pumping music of Saint Julians Paceville. Just a couple of minutes …

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Malta Side Trip

In Europe by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

Maltas international airport is serviced by budget airlines such as Ryanair with cheap flights departing from European destinations including the close by Catania and Palermo, Italy. When following The Gap Map itinerary, take into consideration your time in the Schengen Zone. If you’re wanting to add Malta to your itinerary as a side trip this will increase your number of …

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Sicily Side Trip

In Europe, Italy, The Gap Map by Phoebe Tilelli1 Comment

The two main airports in Sicily are Catania and Palermo. This itinerary is designed to begin in Palermo and finish in Cefalu before flying out of Palermo at the end but the route runs in a loop so you can start and finish the trip at any point. 3. Favignana The tiny island of Favignana is located just 40 minutes …

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Hostel Tip: Venice | We_Crociferi | Newly Renovated Industrial Chic

In Europe, Italy, The Gap Map, Venice by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

Venice, the so called ‘sinking city’ is a tricky destination when it comes to budget accommodation. Prices are high particularly in the summer season when tourists flock to Venice to see the buildings submerged in water and float among the tangled web of canals. Hostels are hard to come by in Venice but We_Crociferi is one of the few places …

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Hostel Tip: Prague

In Czech Republic, Europe, Prague, The Gap Map by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

When visiting Prague, the Capital of the Czech Republic, you are just one of the 5 million tourists that visit the city each year. It’s important to get ahead of the crowd and stay on top of your accommodation bookings. If you’re following The Gap Map itinerary (available for download on the Europe destinations page) you will have already been …

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Kings Day, Amsterdams Biggest Public Party

In Amsterdam, Europe, The Gap Map by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

On the 27th of April both locals and tourists alike gather together in and around Amsterdams many canals to celebrate Kings Day. Imagine an entire city set up like a street market with DJ’s in the squares, party boats floating down the streets, and outdoor public concerts for all to enjoy. On this one special day of the year anyone …

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Sail the Turkish Riviera on your Gap Year

In Europe, The Gap Map, Turkey by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

The country’s rugged coastline and beautiful vessels make it an idyllic location to set sail on a cruise. Most young travellers flock to the shores of Croatia for the well known ‘yacht week’ or ‘sail croatia’ programs infamous for the 24 hours parties and cramped sail boats with less than accomodating facilities. However, Sail Turkey deserves more credit because the traditional Turkish …