November 23, 2016 malindkate

Staying in a hostel is different to everything else. It is more intense than sharing a flat, because you are basically sharing not only the shower. You also share a room and therefore a lot of privacy. Being polite and showing respect is a good start to a happy hostel…

February 13, 2016 malindkate 4Comment

There are so many opportunities – and the options are getting more and more each day – of where to spend the nights while traveling. Hotels, private flats or houses via Airbnb or housesitting, camping, guesthouses, apartments and of course – hostels. This post however focuses on the hostels out there…

February 4, 2016 malindkate 5Comment

It´s not that I have stayed in Hostels my whole (travel) life but at least during my last travels I did and I have to admit, that these have been my best so far, weather it was in Portugal, New York or Sri Lanka. For all of you who never…

January 21, 2016 malindkate 2Comment

No matter if you are a tight budget traveler or love to visit the most exclusive resorts or saving for heli-skiing in canada. The following steps on how to save money helped me to reach my goal of saving money for a longer journey and so I wanted to share my tips on how…

December 22, 2015 malindkate 3Comment

Today I am leaving for my three weeks backpacking (first ever solo) trip to Sri Lanka! This means my backpack is already packed and I am on my way to the airport or on the plane when this entry is published! For this trip I tried to really focus on what…

November 22, 2015 malindkate 3Comment

As I almost got lost in the metro at the beginning I would like to give you a short overview of how you easily find your way through the New Yorker underground and get wherever you want – especially when it is your first time in New York. (more…)