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9 Things you should be aware of when backpacking and hitch-hiking in Italy

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Food & Drink 1) Keeping your budget low & eating well is difficult in Italy To be honest with you, we were hugely disappointed with Italian food. Of course, if you can afford a meal in a fancy restaurant, you … Continue reading

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Staying in León: Useful tips & links

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Accommodation  Budget accommodation options in León are limited but thankfully HitchHikersHandbook is here to help. Below we list a selection of the cheapest budget options for your convenience but be warned that you may need to book in advance. Alda Centro … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 64

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 64th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between  15th and 22nd October. As every week, also this time we have received tons … Continue reading

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Guest post: My First Hitchhike – by Surya Bhattacharya (Perpetuallyperipatetic)

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In this week’s guest post… we meet the wonderful Surya as she battles her fear and the darkness on her first ever hitchhike. The braveness she demonstrates is a source of inspiration as missing buses, language differences and finding herself on a border at dusk are all … Continue reading

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Hitch-hiking in Slovenia: advantages and disadvantages

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Advantages Slovenia might possibly be one of the easiest countries to hitch-hike in the entire Central Europe for several reasons. First of all, the country is tiny, so you will never be crossing large distances which will also give you some … Continue reading

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Why visit León?

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Why visit León? León is one of the hidden gems of Spain. It has possibly the best cathedral in the whole of the country, it has a bucket-load of monuments, a large student population and to top it all off … Continue reading

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Italy’s Absolute Musts

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Most Beautiful Nature Spot We haven’t been to the Italian Dolomites which would otherwise probably be number 1 on our list, since we love mountains, but of all the places we’ve been to in Italy, probably Sardinia should be named … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 63

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 63rd edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between  7th and 14th October. Here in Barcelona the weather has become really miserable and … Continue reading

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León on Foot: Free Walking Tour + Monument & Sights Guide

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Orientation The city of León is located on a river terrace at the confluence of the Bernesga and Thorium rivers, although urban growth has now meant the city has crossed the river to the west. Barrio Húmedo (Old Town) is largely contained within the … Continue reading

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Guest post: Africa, Caribbean Adventure! by Jordan Ilareguy (travelingbuff)

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In this week’s guest post… we join Jordan on his African and Caribbean adventure, where he encounters crazy drivers, cultural diversity and the simple joy in the roar of an air plane’s motor. An interesting insight into a daily life of a flight … Continue reading

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12 Things you should be aware of when backpacking and hitch-hiking in Portugal

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Food & Drink  1) Typical food and what not to buy Typical food in Portugal consists of soup and as a main course grilled fish or grilled meat with rice or chips. The cheapest and most popular snack are bifanas, … Continue reading

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