Venice really is unlike anywhere else in the world. No matter how many pictures you see of the famed canals, the experience of walking through this timeless city with its old world alleys and crossing over bridges that only fit a few people at a time is a surprising one.
While it is known that Italy is not exactly a budget travelers destination, the accommodation in Rome is nothing short of shocking when even a hostel dorm runs on average 30 euro per person. When we found a room with shared bathroom for 35 euro for the two of us, we felt we had hit the jackpot.
It might be one of the most overused cliches in the travel universe but the idea of a kingdom deep in the Himalaya’s inspired by James Hilton’s classic Lost Horizon has thousands of backpackers and jet setters alike grabbing their warm coats and hiking boots in search of this mystical kingdom.