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Dan

Just your average guy doing his 9 - 5 job as a Senior Payroll Officer by day, writing about his travel adventures and hopefully giving you inspiration and ideas for your next travel adventure here at loneXplorer...

Mercure San Sebastian Monte Igueldo, San Sebastian, Spain
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, Spain

Madrid to San Sebastian via Pamplona – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

Today the European adventure continues with Busabout after a week of fun and discovery on the Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour that concluded last night in Madrid. The journey continues on as we jump back on the Busabout blue coach and head north from the capital Madrid to the stunning coastal city of San Sebastian. This potion of the Busabout Hop On Hop Off network also...

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01 Mar 2016
Hotel Review: Booking a Secret Hotel with lastminute.com.au for a White Night out in Melbourne
in Hotel Review, Victoria

Hotel Review: Booking a Secret Hotel with lastminute.com.au for a White Night out in Melbourne

This year Melbourne welcomed the fourth annual White Night festival; a twelve hour event that spans from 7:00pm on a Saturday night in the month of February until the early hours of 7:00am on the following Sunday morning. The event attracts thousands of people into the city centre and it was estimated that the 2016 event attracted more than 580,000 people. The main focal point...

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28 Feb 2016
Consuegra, Spain
in Busabout Iberian Adventure, Spain

Granada to Madrid via Consuegra & Toledo – Day 07 Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour

Today as our adventure continues it will be a sad day as our seven day trip with Busabout on the Iberian Adventure Tour comes to an end and we will pack our bags for central Madrid. Leaving Granada this morning we will make a few stops along the way from the picturesque Consuegra to the old medieval city of Toledo. We will end this portion...

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18 Feb 2016
Alhambra, Granada, Spain
in Busabout Iberian Adventure, Morocco, Spain

Tangier to Granada – Day 05 & 06 Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour

As the fun continues on this amazing adventure, this portion of the Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour features our departure from the Moroccan city of Tangier. As we make our way back from Africa, we arrive back on the European continent in Spain on route towards our next destination, the city of Granada. We arrived in Tangier by travelling with Busabout on the Iberian Adventure Tour which takes seven days to complete, mostly taking...

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16 Feb 2016
The MCG turns itself into an open air cinema for Cinema at the G
in Victoria

The MCG turns itself into an open air cinema for Cinema at the G

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the most famous sporting arena in Australia. It is one of the most recognised in the world as the home of Australian Rules Football and the birthplace of Test Cricket where “the Ashes” were born. For most of the year the hallowed turf is a no go zone for your average everyday person in order to keep the surface in a pristine...

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14 Feb 2016
Tangier, Morocco
in Busabout Iberian Adventure, Morocco, Portugal, Spain

Lagos to Tangier via Tarifa – Day 04 Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour

A new month, a new day and today on our Busabout adventure, a new continent. As we continue on the Iberian Adventure Tour we will head over to Africa and land in Morocco in the port city of Tangier, where we will be spending one night. This morning we pack up our things and depart after our short stay in Portugal and Lagos. As we head over the border,...

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25 Jan 2016
Seville to Lagos – Day 02 & 03 Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour
in Busabout Iberian Adventure, Portugal, Spain

Seville to Lagos – Day 02 & 03 Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour

The adventure continues on and today, this section of the Iberian Adventure tour with Busabout will see us leaving behind the Spanish city of Seville. After spending one night here we make our way further west, crossing the Guadiana River along the Iberian coastline which is the border between Spain and Portugal and onto the city of Lagos. Before we leave Spain for the next couple of days we will make...

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25 Jan 2016
Madrid to Seville via Cordoba – Day 01 Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour
in Busabout Iberian Adventure, Spain

Madrid to Seville via Cordoba – Day 01 Busabout Iberian Adventure Tour

This morning we will start our Iberian Adventure tour with Busabout, beginning from the Spanish capital Madrid and making our way south to the beautiful Moorish inspired city of Seville. The seven day Iberian Adventure tour will take in many sights of the Iberian Peninsula. After our one night in Seville we head further south and cross the border into Portugal for two nights in...

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25 Jan 2016
La Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, Spain

Valencia to Madrid – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

This morning the journey on the Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off network continues after the craziness that was the La Tomatina Festival. Today we leave the Mediterranean coast and the city of Valencia and make our way to the Spanish capital of Madrid. On this leg of the Busabout network we depart Valencia from outside the Purple Nest Hostel at 1:00pm, the late departure time is due to Valencia...

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25 Jan 2016
Save on global roaming charges: Woolworths Global Roaming Sim Card
in Travel Advice

Save on global roaming charges: Woolworths Global Roaming Sim Card

One of the biggest expenses while travelling overseas for many people has been the bill shock received once returning home from a trip using a mobile phone in a foreign country. Roaming costs are extreme with the local phone networks blaming the overseas providers for overcharging them for customers using another network. While only recently Australian telco’s have started to reduce foreign roaming charges and forge...

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23 Jan 2016
City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain
in Busabout Hop On Hop Off, Spain

Barcelona to Valencia & La Tomatina – Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off Flexitrip

Today the European adventure continues as we depart the city of Barcelona and join the Busabout Hop-On Hop-Off network for the first time, departing from the drop off/pick up point which is the Be Sound Hostel in the heart of Barcelona. For this leg of the Busabout network the coach departs Barcelona at 8:00am and is scheduled to arrive at the optional drop off point in...

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17 Nov 2015
Total Valencia Blue, Valencia, Spain
in Hotel Review, Spain

Hotel Review: Total Valencia Blue Apartment, Valencia, Spain

Travelling to the Spanish city of Valencia doesn’t mean having to splurge a lot of money to stay somewhere decent, or for the budget conscious it doesn’t mean being restricted to staying in a crowded hostel. In comes the Total Valencia Blue apartment which is located in the heart of the Valencia old town, is perfect for exploring all the sites this city has to offer and it...

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