Category Archives: Middle East

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 […]

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

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 […]

Backpacking Lebanon? The 25 Things You Need to Know

Backpacking Lebanon - All 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 […]

13 Awesome Things to Do in Turkey

13 Best Things to Do in Turkey

  Turkey is a HUGE country and straddling the border between Europe and Asia, it also boasts a huge diversity of landscapes and cultures. From coast to castles, hikes to hot air balloons, ruins to relaxation, Turkey’s got it all and honestly you could spend a year or more adventuring through this country and still […]

11 Photos That’ll Make You Book a Ticket to the Middle East!

11 Photos That Will Make You Book a Ticket to the Middle East Today!

I don’t think there’s another region on earth that produces quite the mixed reaction that the announcement you’re going travelling in the Middle East does. From a smile of deep fascination to a worried concerning frown, a glazed look of awe, to a grin of intrigue, you’re equally likely to get any one of these […]

lipHe Wellness Retreat : Is This Lebanon’s Biggest Surprise?

LipHe Wellness Retreat

  If you’ve read any of my content coming out of Lebanon, you’ll know that this country has blown me, and continues to blow me, away! It is the very land of surprises, and perhaps there’s never been a bigger one for me, or the Lebanese friend I was travelling with, than heading to lipHe […]

Complete Lebanon Itinerary: 1 Week, All the Highlights!

The Complete Lebanon Itinerary

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 wonderfully compact 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 […]

Why Kabak is Turkey’s Most Guarded Travel Secret

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 […]

10 Epic Things to Do In Lebanon You Can’t Miss!

10 Epic Things to Do In Lebanon

Lovely, lively, lush, large-hearted Lebanon. What an amazing place! So many things to do! Honestly, if I could think of more superlative adjectives beginning with L, I’d be likely to go on and on about this Middle Eastern gem of a country situated along the Mediterranean Coast. The treasures that lie in store in this […]

How to Travel from Amman to Jerusalem: Everything to Know About Crossing this Border

Crossing the Border Between Amman and Jerusalem

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 […]