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Is Bogotá really the WORST holiday destination?

Bolívar Square, Bogotá

Bolívar Square, Bogotá

A new interactive guide has ranked Bogotá as the second worst holiday destination in the world. Rating location, crime statistics and cleanliness led to the piles of household waste in Stolipinovo, Plovdiv in Bulgaria taking top spot as the least desirable place for a short break. The ‘high violent crime rates’ gave Bogotá its high ranking, but is this a fair reflection on the Colombian capital? Should travellers skip Bogotá?

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Visiting Singapore on a budget

Singapore, the Garden City

Singapore, the Garden City

Singapore has recently topped the list as the most expensive city in the world to live in. However, this doesn’t mean that it can’t be visited and enjoyed on a budget. Hostels, local food and free sights mean a weekend in the city isn’t necessarily going to mean a big dent in your wallet. I recently stayed three nights in Singapore and between two of us only spent S$300 (including a not so budget-friendly trip to Raffles Long Bar). Here’s how…

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

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It’s not everyday that a trip to the beach involves a giant goon bag, apart from in Cottesloe that is. Unfortunately, this one isn’t actually filled with goon, but is part of Sculpture by the Sea, an exhibition located on the golden sands of Cottesloe Beach with the sculptures back-dropped by crashing waves. Billed as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition it would interest both those with a keen interest in art and anybody who just fancies getting a photo of themselves “drinking” out of the giant goon bag.

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