Middle East

21 Amazing Things to Do in Yerevan, Armenia

21 Amazing Things to Do in Yerevan, Armenia

Let’s be honest, Yerevan is not one of those capital cities you often hear about. In fact, when I was looking at travelling to Armenia, I had to google the country in order to find out the name of its capital! A bit embarrassing I know, but maybe this will give you some idea of […]

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11 Life Lessons I Learnt Living in Lebanon

By on February 7, 2019 in LEBANON, Middle East, Musings with 7 Comments
11 Life Lessons I Learnt Living in Lebanon

I fell in love with Lebanon almost from the moment I arrived in the country. Maybe it was because I’d been travelling in countries like Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and Jordan by myself, directly before I got to Lebanon, that this Mediterranean nation with its semi-western influences suddenly felt more relaxed and easy to me. Without […]

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The Ultimate Lebanon Packing List

By on January 21, 2019 in Gear, LEBANON, Middle East with 6 Comments
The Ultimate Lebanon Packing List

For a tiny country, Lebanon spans an incredible range of worlds; from the hipster bars and cafes of Beirut to the conservative and remote areas of its borders, it crams a lot in. There’s also a wide range of climates this country packs in too – from the snowy mountains to the beaches of the […]

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Solo Female Travel in the Middle East – What To Expect!

By on January 3, 2019 in Middle East, Off the Beaten Track, Solo Female with 6 Comments
Solo Female Travel in the Middle East – What To Expect!

I know lots of solo female travellers do have concerns about visiting the Middle East. And understandably so. Not the most political stable part or necessarily liberal part of the world, heading here as a single, western female probably isn’t most peoples’ first choice when it comes to solo travel destinations. But, let me tell […]

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The 15 Things You Should Know About Backpacking Turkey

By on December 24, 2018 in Backpacking, Budget Travel Ideas, Middle East, TURKEY with 6 Comments
The 15 Things You Should Know About Backpacking Turkey

Turkey was one of those countries that had been on my bucket list for ages, but I just seemed never to have been able to make it there. Coming out of the Middle East however and posed to hit up Europe next, it was the perfect stopgap and I knew my chance had come! So […]

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Solo Female Travel in Lebanon – Is It Safe?

Solo Female Travel in Lebanon – Is It Safe?

When many people think about visiting the Middle East – especially solo female travellers – their minds tends to fill with all sorts of concerns. Is it safe? What can I wear? Will I get harassed? Indeed, I too had many of these fears before I set out to travel this part of the world, […]

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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, Solo Female with 2 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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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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