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The Complete Lebanon Itinerary : How to See all the Highlights in 1 Week

The Complete Lebanon Itinerary : How to See all the Highlights in 1 Week

One of the beautiful things about travelling in Lebanon is of course, the country’s outstanding beauty. Another beautiful thing about travelling in Lebanon is the country’s wonderful size. For Lebanon is small, tiny in fact, which makes seeing a lot of it, or at least the touristic highlights, more than possible within a short timeframe. […]

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Why Kabak is Turkey’s Most Guarded Travel Secret

By on October 4, 2018 in Middle East, Off the Beaten Track, TURKEY with 0 Comments
Why Kabak is Turkey’s Most Guarded Travel Secret

No matter what sort of travel blogger you are, there’s bound to be a certain type of post that you hate writing – some of us hate writing listicles, some of us detest writing personal stories, while others loathe penning those long-winded info-dense posts that take forever to scribble down. But me? I don’t mind […]

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10 Brilliant Things to Do in Belgrade for Backpackers

10 Brilliant Things to Do in Belgrade for Backpackers

Let me spell it out quite clearly from the beginning – I was absolutely amazed by Belgrade in Serbia. Honestly, I had quite limited expectations about this city (and Serbia in general) almost entirely because I’d failed to do any research and was therefore appalling ignorant about the whole place. But while there’s no excuse […]

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The Ultimate Backpackers Guide to Novi Sad, Serbia

The Ultimate Backpackers Guide to Novi Sad, Serbia

The beautiful city of Novi Sad, situated in the north of Serbia is probably most famous for the Exit music festival that happens here every July. Visit at any other time of the year and you’ll find a laidback, very local city that oozes friendly charm, unpretentious sophistication, culture, history and some gorgeous surrounds. When […]

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Plovdiv : The Perfect Weekend Getaway You Haven’t Even Heard of Yet

Plovdiv : The Perfect Weekend Getaway You Haven’t Even Heard of Yet

Word up people… if you haven’t heard of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, you will soon! Destined to be the European Capital of Culture in 2019, this awesome historic town is the country’s second largest metropolis, but with its chilled vibe, quaint streets, funky cafes, cool bars, and cobbled charm, it feels a million miles from a […]

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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 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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