Budget Traveller

Kash Bhattacharya is an award winning blogger whose travel philosophy couldn't be closer to our mission here at Travelscoop. Kash is all over social media, but we particularly love his long form blog posts over at BudgetTraveller, packed with money saving tips and great photography.

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17th August 2020 by Budget Traveller

Coronavirus diaries: Hamburg, once again

August 2020. We’ve come almost full circle since last summer. The year has been the most extraordinary and craziest year in life. In uncertain times like this, it is important to pause. Reflect. Hold onto the memories of happier times and people. The friends we made along the way during our travels. The memorable meals and of course the wonderful company, with whom, we’ve shared those meals.The long serendipitous days of travel when you carve a line through an unknown city and create your...

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17th August 2020 by Budget Traveller

11 best things to do in Český Krumlov: Where to visit, eat & drink

Dramatically poised at a loopy bend of the free flowing Vltava River, lies the picturesque Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. With the green rolling hills of Southern Bohemia as the backdrop, Cesky Krumlov looms in the foreground like an absurdly pretty fairy tale town. The medieval castle built by the mighty Rosenbergs in the fourteenth century dominates the scene, particularly the embellished bell tower, painted in multiple hues. The cobbled streets, Baroque Theatre, pretty Gothic houses and...

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1st August 2020 by Budget Traveller

Prague with the locals - 24 alternative things to do

My brand new post is list of 24 alternative, best things to in Prague. After visiting Prague a few times, I’ve begun to realise that the city is basically a intricate patchwork of villages just like my former home, Edinburgh. If you walk in any direction for 30 minutes, you’ll find yourself somewhere completely different. The problem is that most visitors when they come to Prague, end up wandering the historic core of the city and in the process miss out on the real Prague. Prague’s inner...

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15th June 2020 by Budget Traveller

Travelling in the age of coronavirus - A weekend in Leipzig

The journey begins again. This was our first trip anywhere since the 10th March when we went to Amsterdam for my birthday/work trip. After the stress and strain of the last few months, packing the bag feels like a release. I dust off the packing cube. It has been sulking in the bitter depths of my backpack since early March. I’m little unsure of what to pack. I mentally go through my checklist. Sometimes, its these small rituals of travel that you miss the most about travel. We pack our...

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6th April 2020 by Budget Traveller

I lost my heart & passport in Nice

I’m leaving Nice this time with my passport. My heart feels older but lighter as I head to the airport. I look out of my airplane window , the most glorious sunset you could imagine, set against the betwitching, blue waters that the Med is famed for. I feel a tinge of sadness as my plane spreads it’s big fat wings and tears into the stratosphere, leaving Nice just a glorious twinkle in the corner of my eye. Time changes everything. It’s been 8 years since I was last in Nice. I roam the...

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13th March 2020 by Budget Traveller

5 reasons why winter in Ottawa is the perfect escape

I usually have never been a fan of travelling in winter, especially to cold destinations. I don’t handle the cold very well, the lack of sunlight can feel debilitating plus the people you tend to meet in the destination seem to equally as miserable as you. In recent years, as I’ve grown older, I’ve started feeling a little less miserable about the cold, I’ve pushed out my comfort zone and experimented with a few winter trips with mixed results. So last year, when I was invited to Ottawa...

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24th February 2020 by Budget Traveller

Perfect weekend getaway from Berlin - Potsdam

Just a 40 minute ride from the chaotic and bustling Berlin, stepping into Potsdam feels like entering a different universe. Having visited and lived in Berlin for the past 10 years, I immediately asked myself what took me so long to visit this city. From Prussia to the birthplace of film, European architecture, international science institutes, and the decision to divide Germany, Potsdam is a wonderful microcosm of Europe’s diverse history and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990...

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17th December 2019 by Budget Traveller

How to spend 48 Hours in Vilnius: 17 top tips

Paris is a good idea but Vilnius might be an even better one? Earlier this summer I had a chance to visit a city that has long been on my Europe bucket list – Vilnius. We were searching for a romantic short break in Europe – our main criteria was warmth, somewhere with character, tons of culture plus most importantly, it would have to be cheap. Romance is always better with a cheap cold beer, right? Step forward the G-spot of Europe– Vilnius....

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9th December 2019 by Budget Traveller

Perfect day trip from Stockholm: Drottningholm Palace

After North Sealand Denmark and Falun, Stockholm was the third stop on our UNESCO World Heritage Journeys of Europe roadtrip. It was our first time in the city and to say that we were pretty excited would be an understatement. The first thing that you appreciate about this city is the feeling of being surrounded by water on all sides. I can’t think of a modern capital in Western Europe that has the same feeling of freedom and tranquility. Spread across 14 islands, we discover a city that is a...

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4th December 2019 by Budget Traveller

Falun: The Swedish town you’ve never heard of that changed the history of the world

After 7 years I’m heading back to Sweden on a long but pleasant 8 hour train journey from Copenhagen. Our destination? The 31st biggest town in Sweden. Falun. A tiny dot on the map of Sweden, 223 kms northwest of Stockholm, not too far from the border with Norway, Falun is the capital of the ancient medieval Swedish kingdom of Dalarna, referred to as the ‘Swedish dales’ thanks to its scenic hills, valleys and beautiful lakes. Some of the town’s most noteworthy cultural exports are the...

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28th October 2019 by Budget Traveller

A UNESCO World Heritage roadtrip through Denmark’s Riveira, North Zealand

It was a Sunday morning in August like no other. After waking up at the crack of dawn and after only a few hours of sleep, we drift into Copenhagen airport with minimal fuss. It always feels good to return to this part of the world. Maybe I have a sentimental attachment due to the fact I started my Interrail adventure here, back in 2012. I’ve been a frequent visitor to Copenhagen since. This trip was going to be slightly different. I was keen to see what lied beyond Copenhagen and stumbled...

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24th October 2019 by Budget Traveller

The Budget Traveller’s guide to visiting Ottawa in winter

Scared of the cold and the Canadian Winter? Well, as the great Ranulph Fiennes once said, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. The key to surviving & enjoying winter in Ottawa is making sure you have the right winter wear. I’ve pulled together in this post a list of winter essentials. Plus in this guide I’ve also answered some key questions like when is the best time to visit Ottawa in winter, where is the best place to stay in Ottawa on a budget and of course,...