Middle East

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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21 Things to Know Before You Backpack Jordan

By on July 2, 2018 in Backpacking, JORDAN, Middle East with 0 Comments
21 Things to Know Before You Backpack Jordan

If you’ve never backpacked in the Middle East before, then let me tell you, Jordan is the perfect introduction. Small, safe, stable with amazing food, some incredible historical sites and very welcoming locals, Jordan is the perfect first foray for shoestring travel into this part of the world. I actually spent almost 3 weeks in […]

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The Best Jordan Itinerary for Budget Travellers

The Best Jordan Itinerary for Budget Travellers

Without question, Jordan is one of the safest, most stable and most delightful Middle Eastern countries to visit. And for this reason, it’s an absolutely ideal country for first time or solo travellers in the region. From sensational ruins to incredible desertscapes, the famous ancient city of Petra and some Red Sea coastline, along with […]

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Top 10 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Amman, Jordan

By on June 11, 2018 in JORDAN, Middle East, Top 10's with 0 Comments
Top 10 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Amman, Jordan

Amman in Jordan is possibly the most chilled capital city I’ve ever been in! Arriving here from Cairo, I could scarcely believe it when I woke up to find myself in the most, relaxed, stress-free and quiet of capitals, where life rarely even seems to stir before 10am! But when it does get going there’s […]

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Travelling the Middle East: Where to Begin

By on June 9, 2018 in Middle East, Off the Beaten Track with 2 Comments
Travelling the Middle East: Where to Begin

Sometimes we all feel a little fearful about deciding on travel destinations where the culture is quite different to ours. And never is this more pertinent than when considering a trip to the Middle East, with all the weight of the negative news loud in our ears. Yet beyond all the hard to swallow and […]

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The Backpackers Guide to Selçuk, Turkey

The Backpackers Guide to Selçuk, Turkey

The Turkish town of Selçuk, just inland from the Aegean coast is a small, provincial and peaceful place that is likely to bring some welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Turkey’s other major cities. Indeed after the size of Istanbul and the franticness of my programme in Cappadocia, I was beyond delighted to […]

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