The world is your oyster, but where do you start? First time backpackers may be a little apprehensive about the whole experience and your gut is probably knotted with a blend of excitement and nerves. You want to get out there and explore, but dont want to stray too far from civilised toilets, the Internet and stomach-settling food. These three countries allow you to sample the freedom that backpacking can offer, without drifting too far into the unknown.
Australia: The Aussies have been welcoming backpackers for decades and now have it down to a t. Their hostels have Internet cafes, kitchens, launderettes, TV rooms, different sized dorms, single sex dorms and single and double rooms.
Public transport is easy to follow and cheap and students get discount left, right and centre. There are too many tour-ops specialising in backpacker trips to mention and the activities that you can sample are almost limitless.
The icing on the cake is the heavily …Continue reading