Off the Beaten Track

48 Hours in Lebanon: Cramming in the Best Bits

48 Hours in Lebanon: Cramming in the Best Bits

I’ve spent over 2 months in Lebanon and honestly think that that longer you’re in this country, the more you realise there is to see and do. That said, I understand not everyone has the luxury of time on their hands and as word gets around about just how cool this country is, long weekends […]

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Lebanon’s Lost Land : The Aakkar

By on December 3, 2018 in Hiking, LEBANON, Middle East, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Lebanon’s Lost Land : The Aakkar

You all know I’ve got a lot of love for Lebanon. But maybe what you don’t know is that it’s not the beguiling charm of Beirut, the ridiculously untouched Roman ruins, the magnificent monasteries or the dazzling diversity of cultures that I loved most. All I do love all those things. Not, what I love […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Flying Saudi Airlines as a Solo Female

By on November 29, 2018 in Flying, Middle East, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About Flying Saudi Airlines as a Solo Female

When I found out I was going to be flying Saudi Airlines from Beirut in Lebanon to Jakarta in Indonesia via Riyadh (the capital of Saudi Arabia), my first question was – can I even do this as a solo female?! Not known for being the most female-friendly country in the world, I honestly had […]

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Bukittinggi : The Epic Indonesia Destination No One Talks About

By on November 28, 2018 in Asia, INDONESIA, Off the Beaten Track with 2 Comments
Bukittinggi : The Epic Indonesia Destination No One Talks About

You all know by now that there’s nothing I love more than a bit of a crazy travel adventure. Yup, getting off the beaten track is what gets me going and while all those amazingly popular spots in Indonesia are popular precisely because they are amazing, that definitely doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some […]

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Is Solo Female Travel in Ethiopia Safe?

Is Solo Female Travel in Ethiopia Safe?

It’s a question I get asked a lot. A surprising amount in fact. And I’m not sure why?! Perhaps because I never asked it before I travelled solo to Ethiopia. Perhaps I should have! Perhaps because there’s not many of us ladies backpacking Ethiopia solo. Perhaps there should be more! But either way, for solo […]

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Off the Beaten Track in Cyprus : Things to See

By on November 10, 2018 in CYPRUS, Europe, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Off the Beaten Track in Cyprus : Things to See

So, if you’re anything like me – a British child of the nineties who grew up on package holidays – then Cyprus will be equated with one thing and one thing only in your mind. And that is beach resorts, half-board packages, towel reservations by the pool and Fanta Orange at dinner… ok well maybe […]

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Backpacking Lebanon? The 25 Things You Need to Know

Backpacking Lebanon? The 25 Things You Need to Know

Let’s be honest, Lebanon is definitely not yet a well-known backpacking destination, but I reckon it soon will be, because this place is pumping! Yes now enjoying my third trip to this gorgeous country, Lebanon is a destination I expected nothing from, but one which instantly grabbed me – a total surprise I can tell […]

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9 Totally Underappreciated Things About Ostrava in the Czech Republic

By on November 1, 2018 in CZECH REPUBLIC, Europe, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
9 Totally Underappreciated Things About Ostrava in the Czech Republic

Have you ever heard of Ostrava? Nope me neither! Or at least I hadn’t until I headed there as part of my Eastern Europe summer tour. Tucked in the corner of Czech Republic, this unassuming little city barely makes it onto the tourist radar, meaning it was exactly the sort of place I wanted to […]

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25 Unforgettable Things to do in Lviv That Prove Just How Quirky This Ukrainian City Is!

By on October 31, 2018 in Europe, Off the Beaten Track, UKRAINE with 2 Comments
25 Unforgettable Things to do in Lviv That Prove Just How Quirky This Ukrainian City Is!

Ever heard of Lviv? Nope, nor had I before I started my trip to Ukraine and began learning more and more about this gorgeous gem of a city located in the west of the country. A UNESCO World Heritage listed town, Lviv, with its great culinary offerings, artistic flavour and coffee obsession sounded right up […]

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Shining Bright with Boutique Beauty: Lyhnos

Shining Bright with Boutique Beauty: Lyhnos

It means oil-lamp, in case you didn’t know. Lyhnos. The name rolls off the tongue softly but brightly – the ‘y’ drawn out, the ‘s’ at the end clipping it to a close with a determined vibrancy. And it burns softly and brightly too this lyhnos. Bright with a beautiful distinction and soft with an […]

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