Category Archives for Where to stay?

Where to stay – Jumbo Stay (Stockholm, Sweden – 2013)

I had a “flying start” of my trip to Ghana, sleeping in a Jumbo Jet! I was quite excited about this special accommodation, and loved the original idea. Jumbo Stay is a hostel built inside an old Jumbo Jet – including rooms, bathrooms and a restaurant. Arriving I was welcomed by a smiling receptionist, late […]

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Where to stay – Hostel ROOM (Rotterdam, Holland – 2013)

Have you ever stayed in a hostel with a hostel dog? I have, and that was one of the most charming things about the whole hostel – I immediately decided that Hostel ROOM Rotterdam was the place I want to stay once I read about Lexie on their webpage. I also loved the photos they […]

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Where to stay – Emerald Fields (Florence, Italy – 2012)

Going to Florence for only one night made the location of the hostel my number one priority. Emerald Fields was only 5 minutes’ walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station, and despite a pretty anonymous door it was easy to find. I met friendly staff which showed me my room – a bed in […]

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Where to stay – Djamila guesthouse (Bamako, Mali – 2011)

A friend I met in Bamako invited me over to the guesthouse she stayed at for breakfast – she told me that I just had to see this place, because it was wonderful. She was right! I immediately loved it, the nice common area with tables close to the floor, mats and heaps of pillows. […]

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Where to stay: Sleeping Camel (Bamako, Mali – 2011)

When I started looking for a place to stay in Bamako, Sleeping Camel was one of the top hits on google. It is a typical backpacker hostel – and I really loved it. The guys who run it is both helpful and fun, you cannot avoid meeting people when you stay here, the food is […]

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Where to stay: Jambo Inn (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – 2010)

I arrived Dar es Salaam by bus from Tanga, and since I arrived during daytime I hadn´t really thought much about where to stay. I had thought about one of the cheapest places I saw in the guidebook, but ended up going with two guys I met on the bus to Jambo Inn. Not a […]

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Where to stay: Splash Hotel (Lodwar, Kenya – 2009)

A friend of mine which worked in Lodwar the time I visited recommanded this place, and I really liked the choice. Up front you have a reseption and some tables, in the backyard you have all the rooms in two rows with small verandas outside each of them. The rooms are named after the African […]

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Where to stay: Red Chili Hideaway (Kampala, Uganda – 2009)

I only stayed at the Red Chili for one night because I was joining them for an organized tour to Murchinsons Falls very early next morning. It was a great place, and definately a place I would hang out if I wanted to get in touch with people and find some mates to hang out […]

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Where to stay: Ozi´s Bed and Breakfast (Malindi, Kenya – 2009)

Ozi´s Bed and Breakfast is located opposite the tourist market in Malindi, and very close to the sea. The beach where you find other tourists are not that close though (I didn´t really find out where if there was a touristy beach even, but there are a lot of big resorts with swimming pools along […]

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Where to stay: YMCA (Nairobi, Kenya – 2008)

YMCA is situated just five minutes walk from the city centre of Nairobi, but the small distance out of town makes it so quiet compared to the city hotels. It is a very safe start if it is you first trip to Africa or Kenya. It is a safe area and with great staff in […]

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