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Fremantle’s Top 10 Things to do Under $10

 

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If money is tight Fremantle’s bohemian atmosphere make it a great destination by Australian standards. This compact city can accommodate backpackers even on the tightest budget. Here are my top 10 cheap ideas ranging from completely free activities stretching to bargain $10 prices.

Fishing Boat Harbour

Take a stroll along the boardwalk at Freo’s working harbour, home to hundreds of fishing vessels. Enjoy the waterfront lined with restaurants and find the statue of Bon Scott from AC/DC. In winter keep warm with a bag of hot chips, just keep an eye out for the hungry seagulls!

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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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Top 5 things to do in Cuenca

I spent a month in the city of Cuenca in the highlands of Ecuador. Its centre is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to an abundance of beautiful colonial buildings. However, even looking away from the city at the surrounding imposing mountains may leave you awe-struck. Here are my top recommendations for a day or two in Cuenca.

The New Cathedral at Plaza Calderón

Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción aka The New Cathedral at Plaza Calderón

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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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Huanchaco: A Peruvian Beach Town

Caballitos de Totora in Huanchaco

Caballitos de Totora in Huanchaco

Whilst the beach may not be top of your to-do list in Peru, you may sometimes just need a break from the country’s historical sites. Just outside the city of Trujillo, Huanchaco may not have the most beautiful coastline in the world but we were charmed by this small town mixing modern tourism with the residents’ traditional way of life.

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