Category Archives: Middle East

Complete Female Packing List for Turkey

Complete Female Packing List for Turkey

Growing ever more popular, Turkey is absolutely one of my favourite countries to visit in the Spring and Autumn months – not least because, situated at the south of the country, it’s heavy on the sun hours and hot on the heat when many other destinations close to home in the UK just aren’t! And […]

What to Wear in Jordan: Complete Female Packing List

What to Wear in Jordan

Enter the dry, dusty country of Jordan… Wait, I’m starting again, because that does not sound very appealing! Enter the amazing country of Jordan (it honestly is)… home to one of the seven wonders of the world, one heck of a captivating desert, the saltiest sea in the world and an enormous collection of ancient […]

11 Life Lessons I Learnt Living in Lebanon

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. […]

The Ultimate Lebanon Packing List

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 […]

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

Solo Female Travel in the Middle East

I know lots of solo female travellers do have concerns about visiting the Middle East. And understandably so. Not the most politically 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 […]

Solo Female Travel in Lebanon: Is It Safe?

Solo Female Travel in Lebanon

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, […]

Discovering Lebanon’s Lost Land: The Aakkar

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 […]