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April 2015  
How to deal with culture shock?
Culture shock is something that will most likely occur to you on long travels, and even more often when we travel in more distant countries because of cultural differences. more
New York, New York!
The city that doesn’t sleep attracts over 54 million tourists from all over the globe, who visit it each year with different expectations or purpose. more
Bosnia in the palm of your hand
I often visit relatives who live in Bosnia and Hercegovina, but have never had a chance to visit Sarajevo. Finally I made it my goal to visit the city. I planned a few days city break ... more
The City of History and Culture
Ptuj is a city bursting at the seams with culture and history. So much so that it is difficult to talk about it with words that are not superlatives. more
Škocjan Caves
Only 10 minute drive from the hostel Ociski Raj you will find the breath taking Škocjan Caves Park. The Škocjan Caves have been on the UNESCO natural and cultural world heritage list since 1986. more
Great minds think alike
Over 25 years of supporting international student mobility and over a century of experience in hostelling. How will this cooperation of the two networks benefit young travellers? more
Welcome to Wales
We can now well and truly say "Croeso i Gymru" - Welcome to Wales! This month our incredible new YHA Cardiff Central hostel opened its doors and welcomed the very first guests to the Welsh capital. more
Germany – cyclist’s paradise
Feel the wind in your hair. Feel the freedom as fields, meadows and valleys pass by. Cyclists are all too familiar with this mood, and enjoy it thoroughly – cycling tours in Germany are more and more popular. more
After 6 months of voluntary work in Armenia I've decided to take a trip over the Caucasian mountains. I wanted to visit the Nagorny Karabakh or Artsakh, as the Armenians call it. more
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia is getting more and more touristic developed and today they offer many attractions both in the city itself and its surroundings. more
Idaho – the land of potatoes
Traveling Idaho, its northern part, was rather unusual, as I had two out of the ordinary travelling companions with me, my 81 and 78 year old grandmothers. more
Washington - part I
The state named after the first president of the US – George Washington – is undoubtedly worth a visit, even though most travelers usually ignore it. more
Group gatherings this spring
It's getting warmer and the desire to go somewhere is rising, especially if we expect to go in good company. Slovenia, with its natural beauty, is especially attractive this time of year and a perfect get-a-way for a group. more
Český Krumlov
Český Krumlov is a small medieval town on the banks of Vltava River. The narrow streets, main square and the castle raising above the town makes you feel like you've entered a fairy-tale. more
New website for Belgium Hostels
Youth Hostels Belgium launched its new website. The goal is to offer a younger and a more attractive website than the previous one. A site, where information is more accessible and pictures. more
Zermatt celebrates the Matterhorn
150 years ago the Matterhorn was conquered for the first time. It was an Englishman, Edward Whymper, who became the first person to stand on the summit. more