Hitch-Hikers Handbook http://hitchhikershandbook.com for all budget travellers Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:08:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 61024509 Top Things to Do In Reykjavik – Iceland’s Vibrant Jewel http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/04/30/things-to-do-in-reykjavik-iceland/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/04/30/things-to-do-in-reykjavik-iceland/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:38:21 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20440

In this week's post we introduce our new contributor Jason who fills us in on all the best things to do in Reykjavik, the contrasting capital of Iceland...

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Road Stories #48 – Camping on a building site and other adventures http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/03/18/camping-on-a-building-site/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/03/18/camping-on-a-building-site/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:01:22 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20131

The adventures continue to come thick and fast as we head back into the heart of China once again. We hitchhike with a young Bruce Lee and his fast hands of fury, visit the beautiful Giant Buddha in Leshan, and find arguably the ugliest place to camp on earth...

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How to play Xiangqi – Chinese Chess (+VIDEO) http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/02/29/xiangqi-chinese-chess/ Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:42:11 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20134

Learn how to play Xiangqi - Chinese chess, a two player board game from the chess family of games. It is one of the most popular games in China so if you want to learn how to beat people playing on the streets surrounded by interested onlookers, then watch the 20th video in our Cultural Relay Project...

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Road Stories #47: Our hitchhiking trip through Yunnan province http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/02/21/hitchhiking-yunnan-china/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/02/21/hitchhiking-yunnan-china/#comments Sun, 21 Feb 2016 15:40:17 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20107

Tucked away in the south-western corner of China sits the spectacular province of Yunnan. One of the most culturally and ethnically diverse parts of the country, it became one of our favourite regions due to its stunning nature, interesting towns and as the place of some great experiences. Here are some of our highlights...

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Tiger Leaping Gorge, the best hike in China – photo essay and hiking information http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/02/17/tiger-leaping-gorge-best-hike-china-photo-essay-hiking-information/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/02/17/tiger-leaping-gorge-best-hike-china-photo-essay-hiking-information/#comments Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:18:53 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20117

Chattering birds breaking the distant rumble of the river a thousand metres below your feet. The sunlight bathing the snowy tops of souring mountains. The hike along Tiger Leaping Gorge contains some of China's most sparkling views, every step is invigorating, every corner contains breathtaking vistas...

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International Youth Hostel Lijiang, China – the perfect base to extend your Chinese visa http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/02/03/international-youth-hostel-lijiang/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/02/03/international-youth-hostel-lijiang/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:00:03 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20274

Not only is the city of Lijiang a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is also a great place to extend your Chinese visa. As you will probably be spending a few days in this dense, touristy place, why not make yourself comfortable at the International Youth Hostel, Lijiang?

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All you need to know about Chinese visa extension and how to do it in Lijiang step by step http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/01/27/chinese-visa-extension-lijiang/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/01/27/chinese-visa-extension-lijiang/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:00:49 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=18810

China is a huge land rich in culture and history. So, let's be honest, 30 days on your Chinese visa is clearly not going to be enough! Learn how to do your Chinese visa extension in Lijiang, Yunnan Province and save yourself valuable time and money. Includes step-by-step guide, maps, prices & more...

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Spotkania podróżnicze i slajdowiska w całej Polsce / Travel presentations and slideshows in Poland http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/01/25/spotkania-podroznicze-slajdowiska-w-polsce-travel-presentations-slideshows-poland/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/01/25/spotkania-podroznicze-slajdowiska-w-polsce-travel-presentations-slideshows-poland/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:15:27 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20237

Już w lutym i marcu w całej Polsce odbędą się spotkania podróżnicze i slajdowiska, na których opowiemy o naszej 11-miesięcznej autostopowej wyprawie przez Azję. - In February and March we are organising a series of meetings and slideshows during which we will talk about our 11-month hitchhiking trip across Asia.

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The Long Way Home – trip statistics http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/01/23/the-long-way-home-trip-statistics/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/01/23/the-long-way-home-trip-statistics/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:54:47 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20166

The Long Way home in numbers: how many countries, cities and UNESCO sites we visited, how many drivers helped us on the road, how many of them invited us to their houses and bought us lunch, which was the most hospitable place, how many times we camped wild or used CS and how much we spent during our 11-month hitchhiking trip across Asia?

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5 Reasons why you should have travel insurance and why IMG Europe is the best option on the market http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/01/17/5-reasons-travel-insurance-img-europe/ http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2016/01/17/5-reasons-travel-insurance-img-europe/#comments Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:04:11 +0000 http://hitchhikershandbook.com/?p=20151

Five good reasons why buying travel insurance is essential even if you are an adventurous budget traveller and our recommendation for the best travel insurance on the market!

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