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My Experience of Visiting Jerusalem as a Solo Female Backpacker.

November 1, 2015
solo female travel in Jerusalem israel

Updated 2019. Jerusalem.. I had always wanted to visit this place, maybe it was because hearing about it from a young age in school it seemed like such a foreign place and so far away with so much history. Alas, this city was my main reason for wanting to visit Israel (no matter how many times i heard ‘why are you going to Israel??’) so after…

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Visiting Kadikoy on the Asian Side of Istanbul from the European Side!

October 26, 2015
visiting the asian side of istanbul from the european side

Updated 2018. I had known for a while that Istanbul straddles two continents- Europe and Asia and that it is in fact the only City in the world that does this, so of course when planning my 3 days in Istanbul I knew I had to venture to the Asian Side too.…

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How I spent 3 Days Discovering Istanbul, Turkey!

October 21, 2015

Updated 2019: Istanbul had been on my wish list for some time so I was really looking forward to arriving and ending my 10 days in Turkey with 3 days in this city.…

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Visiting Cappadocia in Turkey & Going on a Hot Air Balloon Ride!

October 18, 2015

Updated 2018. Overnight buses are not my favourite thing in the world, and neither is arriving into an unfamiliar town at 6:30am when it’s still dark and I’ve only had about 4 hours sleep. HOWEVER my experience upon arriving in Goreme- a town in the middle of Turkey in the Cappadocia region is going to be an early morning arrival I will never forget.…

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Visiting the Cotton Castle’s in Pamukkale, Turkey for One Day!

October 16, 2015
day trip to Pamukkale turkey

Updated 2019. My first two nights in Turkey were spent in the coastal town of Fethiye, where I flew into Dalaman Airport, a popular destination from the UK. Fethiye was a nice holiday destination with friendly locals and plenty to do however after a day on the beach and with 10 days in Turkey in total I was keen to start exploring. I booked a bus…

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The Perfect Backpacker East Coast Itinerary for Australia.

September 29, 2015
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Australia is full of sights- there’s Beaches, Rainforests, Cities, Desert’s, incredible Coastlines, iIslands, Mountains and so so much more! However one area of Australia that you’ll hear all backpackers talking about is the East Coast. I travelled the East Coast in October 2012 after being in Australia for one year and it was the perfect end to my first year there!…

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Top Tips on How to Survive Bus Travel in South America!

September 20, 2015
Tips for Bus Travel in South America

Updated 2019 When you travel South America there are a few guaranteed things that will happen.. you’ll end up buying an Alpaca wool jumper, you’ll get extremely tired of eating bread and jam for breakfast, you’ll probably experience altitude sickness, you’ll have an amazing time AND you’ll get so sick of bus journeys!…

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7 Reasons You Should Visit York in Northern England.

September 17, 2015
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Updated 2019. York is a beautiful City in Northern England and when I visited, despite being from the UK I was totally blown away by its history, attractions and charm. Whether you live in the UK or you’re on a trip to England, you should make the effort to visit York and add it into your England itinerary! Here are my reasons as to why you…

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How to Walk From Tower Bridge to Knightsbridge in London!

September 13, 2015
walking from tower bridge to knightsbridge in london

Updated 2019. As a tourist to London or even as a local Londoner like myself walking from the Tower Bridge to Knightsbridge is a great London walk which takes you past many iconic London sights! Here’s how I spent an afternoon doing this walk and how I recommend you walk from Tower Bridge to Knightsbridge too!…

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I’m Ellie Quinn!

I’m a travel addict who has been travelling on and off since 2010. In the Summer of 2018 I quit my office job in London, left my flat and I now travel and blog full time! Yes, I’m living that dream!

I created this blog to share my best travel tips with you to help you travel better, save money and visit some hidden gems! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and you can read more about me here!




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