It is Monday and I am recovering from a minor case of sun burnt shoulders and empty wallet syndrome. On Saturday there was a massive Flea market in town and it was glorious. I have to say, Germans do “flohmakrts” very well throughout the summer. What a great way to spend a morning, rummaging through someone else’s junk to find your treasure. There are so many great flea markets throughout the world I have made a list of ones that sound great and ones I have found on my own travels.
I, for one am so intrigued about the fact that there are whole abandoned cities still in the world today! And without tumble weed rolling through at regular intervals. Who would have thought? But WebUrbanist tells us that there are enough to justify a top 20 list. I have gone through and pulled out the top 10 that are still around and also are visitor friendly without the risk of rule breaking. But by all means don’t let me hold you back…
I hate being in a foreign country and feeling like everyone knows you are an impostor. All you want to do is fit in and experience the new culture but in your head all you hear is IMPOSTER IMPOSTER. But there are ways to fit in and fool the locals a little. Of course if you look polar opposite to the locals, these tips won’t help. So just prepare for having “gringo” yelled at you from afar. It’s not too bad, you get used to it.
While travelling you run the risk of getting weighed down by over-sized, heavy and unpractical souvenirs. So why not try something a wee bit different.
Hotel rooms are pretty foreign to me. I never have enough money when I travel to justify staying in one so tend to stick to the hostels or strangers couches. Plus in the end you spend your time exploring and experiencing the city so it is just a place to crash at the end of the day. That was my option before I stumbled into the world of wacky hotels. Here are some I found that sounded awesome.