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This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Thomas Stevenson. Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to me, the blog owner and do not represent those of people, institutions or organisations that the owner may or may not be associated with in a professional or personal capacity unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organisation, company, or individual.

For questions about this blog, please contact thetravellintom{at}

No ‘researched’ guides

Unlike some other sites, I do not write posts about places that I have not personally visited. I do not post guides on places based purely on researched information. All of the places I write about on this site are ones that I have visited myself.


Comments are welcome. However, the blog owner reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
  2. Comments including profanity
  3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  4. Comments containing hate speech, credible threats, or direct attacks on an individual or group

The blog owner is not responsible for the content in the comments.

This policy is subject to change at any time.

How does The Travelling Tom make money?

I am an independent blogger and I believe it is important to be transparent about how my blog makes money. All content on TheTravellingTom is free, but there are a few ways I make money from the site.

The primary way I make an income from the site is through affiliate links. These links allow me to earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at a 3rd party website. For example, when I link to the Hostelworld booking site, this is usually an affiliate link. If you follow one of these links and make a booking, Hostelworld will give me a percentage of what you pay, which usually equates to a few dollars. In no way does this entail any extra costs for you.

I link to a number of different products and services, which are ones that I have either used or am comfortable recommending. Currently, I use the following affiliate programs: Hostelworld, Amazon,, Agoda, World Nomads travel insurance,, and GetYourGuide.

I am required to put this disclosure on my website per Amazon’s guidelines. “I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.”

Liability and the owner (Thomas Stevenson) assume no liability for products purchased outside of

While every effort and care is taken in preparing the content of this site, I disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information in any of the content. I also (to the extent permitted by law) shall not be liable for any losses or damages arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information on this website. Neither am I liable for any losses or damages arising from the use of, or reliance on sites linked to this site, or the Internet in general.

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