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10 Epic Things to Do In Lebanon

By on August 27, 2018 in LEBANON, Middle East, Top 10's with 0 Comments
10 Epic Things to Do In Lebanon

Lovely, lively, lush, large-hearted Lebanon. Honestly, if I could think of more superlative adjectives beginning with L, I’d be likely to go on and on about this Middle Eastern gem of a country situated along the Mediterranean Coast. The treasures that lie in store in this small nation are honestly astounding and a real testimony […]

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Amman to Jerusalem : Everything to Know About Crossing the Border from Jordan to Israel

By on August 20, 2018 in ISRAEL, JORDAN, Middle East, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Amman to Jerusalem : Everything to Know About Crossing the Border from Jordan to Israel

Did you know there’s a way you can cross from Jordan to Israel and back without getting your passport stamped by either country? Did you know there’s a way you can get from Amman to Jerusalem in just a few hours? Well if the answer to either of these questions is “no”, or “yes, but […]

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Top 10 Free Things to Do in Istanbul

By on August 16, 2018 in Budget Travel Ideas, Middle East, Top 10's, TURKEY with 2 Comments
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Istanbul

There’s something truly mystical about the city of Istanbul in Turkey. The metropolis that has spanned continents, empires, religions and cultures for thousands of years has an undeniable tenacity to it and an almost mythical allure that still has travellers heading there in droves today. Because despite not being the official capital of Turkey, there’s […]

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11 Things You Should NEVER Travel to the Middle East Without

By on August 9, 2018 in Gear, Middle East with 0 Comments
11 Things You Should NEVER Travel to the Middle East Without

Packing for the Middle East can be something of a nightmare, especially if you’ve never ventured there before. I mean really, what on earth do you pack for a part of the globe that includes deeply religious and conservative countries, along with red sea beach resorts and hipster trendy cities? It’s a complete mind boggle, […]

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23 Amazing Things to Do in the Middle East

By on July 30, 2018 in Middle East with 2 Comments
23 Amazing Things to Do in the Middle East

From the mesmorising deserts of Jordan to the Mediterranean coastline of Lebanon, the madness of Turkey to the temples of Egypt (which I’ve decided to include as part of the Middle East for the purposes of this post), this area of the globe is as diverse and dazzling as it is different and sometimes dangerous! […]

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Top 10 Free Things to Do in Beirut, Lebanon

Top 10 Free Things to Do in Beirut, Lebanon

If there was ever a prize for the coolest city in the Middle East it would have to go to Beirut. And who knew? Well certainly not me before I touched down in Lebanon otherwise I would have allowed myself more than 10 days here! For while Lebanon is a tiny country, there’s so much […]

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Your 1 Month Backpacking Middle East Itinerary

Your 1 Month Backpacking Middle East Itinerary

There’s no doubt that backpacking in the Middle East is a very different experience to travelling on a budget in many other parts of the world. But there’s also no doubt that this very different experience is actually what can give you the most enjoyment from backpacking in the Middle East too. For starters, the […]

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10 Bucket List Things to Do in Jordan You Can’t Miss

By on July 12, 2018 in JORDAN, Middle East with 0 Comments
10 Bucket List Things to Do in Jordan You Can’t Miss

For a small country, it’s probably fair to say that Jordan has more bucket list beauties than you can shake a stick. Yup, slap bang in the centre of the Middle East, just about every great empire, ancient civilisation and his dog has wandered through this tiny nation at some point in history… and left […]

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The Only Turkey Itinerary You’ll Need on a Budget

The Only Turkey Itinerary You’ll Need on a Budget

If you haven’t yet heard the news, let me fill you in. There’s never been a cheaper or better time to visit Turkey… FACT! Ok, well maybe that’s a subjective fact, but honestly having just spent a month in the country, I can most certainly attest to its excellent value for money, incredible range of […]

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10 Budget-Friendly (and Brilliant) Things to Do in Tel Aviv, Israel

10 Budget-Friendly (and Brilliant) Things to Do in Tel Aviv, Israel

The coastal city of Tel Aviv is hard to put into words. Completely different in atmosphere to the city of Jerusalem – the previous destination I’d visited – reaching the oceanside, working and modern city of Tel Aviv had me thinking that maybe I’d airlifted to another world. Feeling far more secular, relaxed and fun-loving, […]

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