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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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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 Ideal Sudan Travel Itinerary

The Ideal Sudan Travel Itinerary

Wildly off the beaten track, and all the more exciting for it, Sudan is still very much a burgeoning travel destination… but one that has huge potential. Travelling overland from Cape Town to Cairo, I passed through Sudan and spent 2 amazing weeks here in a country that defied all expectation. Because I have to […]

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Why I Love Ethiopia!

Why I Love Ethiopia!

Yes that’s right, in case you somehow hadn’t heard me screaming it from the rooftops yet… I love Ethiopia! For years of being somebody that found it impossible to name their favourite country when asked, I can now give a very easy and definitive answer and I love it! I love it that this is […]

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Travel Sudan : The 33 Things You NEED to Know

By on May 28, 2018 in Africa, Off the Beaten Track, SUDAN with 0 Comments
Travel Sudan : The 33 Things You NEED to Know

No matter which way you look at it, Sudan just isn’t one of those well-travelled destinations. In fact, it’s a critically under-travelled destination, with hardly anything known about it by much of the outside world. While this makes it an incredibly exciting place to adventure, it can also make it a little tricky, because finding […]

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10 Utterly Unique and Totally Crazy Things to Do in Ethiopia

10 Utterly Unique and Totally Crazy Things to Do in Ethiopia

It’s no secret, my love for Ethiopia is unmatched. Start up a conversation with me about this amazing country and you’re likely to regret it; such is my ability to wax lyrical about this totally unique place! For it is totally unique. I’ve travelled across Africa, and even in the countries that border this landlocked […]

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Is Sudan Safe for Solo Female Travellers?

By on May 10, 2018 in Africa, Off the Beaten Track, SUDAN with 4 Comments
Is Sudan Safe for Solo Female Travellers?

I have to be honest, there’s not many people I know who have travelled in Sudan. And being even more honest, there’s NO solo females I know who have travelled in Sudan. (Everyone I know whose been was either a solo male or part of a couple.) But you know what, this sort of unknown […]

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Why You Should Visit Mungo National Park, Australia

Why You Should Visit Mungo National Park, Australia

Around the rural city of Mildura, this is the big one. Actually, forget Mildura, around Australia this is the big one. Nope, scratch that even, around the world this is the big one! A spot of real cultural significance and the birthplace of humanity in Australia no less, it’s hard to believe this place is […]

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An Oasis in the Sudanese Desert : Meroe Camp & Nubian Rest House

An Oasis in the Sudanese Desert : Meroe Camp & Nubian Rest House

When most of people think of Sudan they certainly do not picture unique, luxury resorts in the desert. More often than not, it’s fearful and negative images they conjure up instead – concerns about safety, security and cleanliness above all. Sitting under a blanket of stars, safe and warm, deep in the desert as the […]

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