Welcome to the August edition of your Travel Tea Break!

We’ve arrived at the last remaining days of the school holidays, which means finally, travel prices will go back to normal! So, as we all gear up to start romping around the globe more fiercely than ever, put your feet up for now and remind yourself of the travel news and stories that were heating up the web throughout August.

Travel News: Barcelona Attack – 13 Killed as Van Rams Crowds in Las Ramblas

Barcelona Attack

Sadly, Barcelona found themselves a victim of a terrorist attack on August 18th, which saw 13 killed due to a van crashing into a pedestrian area.

And I’m sad to say that these stories and sights are becoming far too common in Europe these days.

If you want to read more about what happened in Barcelona, here’s an article for you.

Article: Iceland Off The Beaten Track: 11 Alternative Places To See

Crashed planed in Sólheimasandur, Iceland

Iceland really is a beautiful place, isn’t it?

Tourism in this small country has been booming and has more than doubled since 2009. With that comes the idea that some places will be made more famous than others: The Blue Lagoon anyone?

In this article, The Backstreet Nomad Travel Blog worked with other travel writers (myself included) to bring you some of the best off the beaten track places to see in Iceland.

Which place gets your vote?

Travel Inspiration: 50 Reasons London is the World’s Greatest City

London

As if you needed more reminders about how awesome London is! This month’s travel inspiration arrives in the form of a rather humorous article from CNN offering 50 reasons why London is the world’s greatest city.

Although CNN may have gone a little far to dub London with such a powerful accolade, I can’t help but admit this article made me chuckle and did in fact remind me how cool London is.

What do you think: is London the world’s greatest city?

Travel Advice: Moving to Australia? Here’s How to Get Setup & Settled Quickly

Sydney Opera House, Australia

When reading other blogs and travel sites, nothing catches my eye more than a truly informative and detailed article.

Jayne from Girl Tweets World offers this in spades in one of her latest articles about moving to Australia.

From learning the importance of signing up to medicare, how to open a bank account and more, if you’re planning a full-time Aussie escape, this article will tell you everything you need to know.

Bonus: A Painted-Over Banksy Artwork has Been Discovered and Restored in London

Coming Soon - Banksy

Banksy holds a certain power over us Bristolians, having originated here. However, no-one can deny that his presence is not prevalent in London, with some of his most famous works to be found in England’s capital.

This month saw a hidden Banksy uncovered that has lain hidden on a disused building site for who knows how long. The “Snorting Copper” is due to be put on display to the public in October.

According to The Lonely Planet: “The original piece of art was painted on a former public toilet wall, and over the next few years, it was vandalised, spray-jetted by the local council and then painted over.”

Who’s with me to include this in a London-based Banksy walking tour later this year?

There you have it – your travel news, inspiration and advice for August. Don’t forget to tune in at the end of September for my next round-up!

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