Introduction to Head over Heels

Welcome to Head over Heels, the independent travel guide to destinations worldwide. Before we start a few comments in advance. This is not a conventional guide book aka website!

This site is dedicated to backpackers and people travelling on a tight budget. As the name “head over heels” suggests we are not the kind of people who do the sensible thing. We travel around Mexico without a word of Spanish and even better without a phrase book, just as a proof of concept. It may be stupid but it’s fun.

If you believe in package holidays, hotels and guide books this is the wrong page for you!


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So what is this webpage then? Good question. We would like to see it as a collection of recommendations. We collect opinions on places. May be you came across a place you really want other people to see. Promote it here! Other places suck so badly that you want to save your fellow travellers the time and effort to go there.

We – the authors – can come with up with a long list of places that were recommended by the likes of Lonely Planet and Lets Go that sucked so badly, that we wanted to sue who ever wrote the piece about that place.

Of course – and this is important – what you read is an opinion. Unlike an official guide book we are anything but impartial. Quite the opposite actually. You always can and should make up your own mind. The best advice I can give is to talk to people you meet in a place you really like. If they like the place as well it suggests that you share a similar taste. That’s important.

We invite you to share your experiences. If you want to contribute feel free to get in touch with us. Send us your story and let us know your thoughts. “Head over Heels” is meant to be a team effort. The more people participate the better. You will always know who exactly wrote the description of a particular place and of course you will be able to provide feedback.

As mentioned; we are budget travellers. We are absolutely sure and know for a fact that there are some spectacular places for the rich and famous. We can’t afford them so they don’t exist in our realm. The only mention of a Hilton – to pick a random example – would be an “how to sneak in and enjoy a pint on the pool without really staying there”. Someone actually did explain that to me a few years ago.

We were in Thailand at the time and I at the time was totally unaware that any self respecting traveller is supposed to sneak into the local Hilton – if there is one – to enjoy the always impressive pool. I was told that this is a popular sport in many countries. Professionals even try to hammer someones room tab, but I wouldn’t go that far. I do agree though that the swimming pools are spectacular.

Let’s not get distracted. We had tp start somewhere. We decided on Guatemala and Mexico in Central America,  Cambodia in Asia and Ireland in Europe. Next is most likely a bit more of Germany and then probably Thailand.


Good to know

To a certain extend this is site is a “work in progress” and will remain so. Certain features we would like to have implemented but so far couldn’t quite figure out how to do it. This might change in the future.

As mentioned we are currently focussing on only a few places. If everything goes according to plan new content will be added on a regular basis. If you cannot find what you are looking for please be patient. I travel as much as I can. 

One final word; this site will grow so please be patient. I am quite sure you can appreciate that running this site takes a lot of effort. The more people contribute the faster it grows. You don’t have to be a professional writer or so. If you found a place others should know about – good or bad – get involved. Please do not upload any pictures that you did not take yourself. Copyright infringements will not be tolerated!

Safe travels