Budapest, Hungary – Mayday, Mayday

The Workers‘ Day on May 1st takes on a special meaning in post-socialist Hungary. Jaded memories mingle with reminiscence of good old times. Nowadays a cheerful crowd takes to the streets along both sides of the Danube river where workers once carried banners with political slogans. When my teenage son and I exited the metro…

Zürich, Switzerland – Gratis

Zürich is one of the most livable cities, offers the highest salaries and arguably has the most fountains, but it is also the most expensive city. This shouldn’t keep you away as there are ways to save big bucks in this pretty and medieval town. First of all there is a fantastic public transport system where…

Morogoro, Tanzania – In Another World

Here’s a secret tip for you beyond Tanzania’s majestic Kilimanjaro and wild safaris. Last time we asked the locals about other visitors they said that there had been 2 other groups – in the last month. But first things first: there are a couple of decent hotels and restaurants in Morogoro as it is a…

Sicily – Mt. Etna on a Budget

So you like volcanoes as we do at Tiplr. You’ve come to Sicily to admire this natural beauty and you may be wondering about day trips to Mount Etna starting at 50 EUR. Luckily we can recommend a bus ride from the big circular bus stop in front of Catania train station that doesn’t cost…