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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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Hostel Tip: San Vito Hostel, Ragusa, Sicily

In Italy, The Gap Map by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

Hidden on a hill top in Sicily is the Unesco World Heritage town of Ragusa. On San Vito Street is a brand new hostel welcoming travellers for the first time this year. San Vito Hostel has been open for just a few months now and is the only hostel in Ragusa offering dormitory style accommodation for budget travel. Although it …

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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

In The Gap Map by Phoebe Tilelli2 Comments

The natural beauty tucked away on the northern coast of Sicily is something unique for its untouched, rugged landscape. From San Vito lo Capo it’s easy to reach this nature park and to find your way along the 7 kilometre path to the neighbouring town of Scopello. What isn’t so easy is the hike itself. The path is steep, rocky …

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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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What is the Schengen Zone?

In The Gap Map by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

Many travellers visiting Europe for the first time may ask themselves: What exactly is the Schengen Zone? The area of Europe classified as the Schengen Zone covers a vast portion of Europe eliminating internal boarders. The Schengen Zone was created to encourage free movement for tourists meaning that there are minimal boarder checks when crossing between countries. Most travellers can …

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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 Etiquette 101

In The Gap Map by Phoebe Tilelli0 Comments

Hostel Etiquette 101 When travelling on a Gap Mappers budget, hostel dorm rooms are often the best budget accommodation option. Staying in a shared room with strangers can be both challenging and rewarding. The key to having a positive experience, staying in a dorm room is to be a good room mate. This improves your chances for making friends and …

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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 …