Category Archives: Middle East

Top 13 Things to Do in Istanbul for First Timers

Top 13 Things to Do in Istanbul

There’s something truly mystical about the city of Istanbul in Turkey. The metropolis that has spanned continents, empires, religions and cultures for thousands of years has an undeniable tenacity to it and an almost mythical allure that still has travellers heading there in droves today. Because despite not being the official capital of Turkey, there’s […]

11 Things You Should NEVER Travel to the Middle East Without

11 Things You Should Never Travel to The Middle East Without

Packing for the Middle East can be something of a nightmare, especially if you’ve never ventured there before. I mean really, what on earth do you pack for a part of the globe that includes deeply religious and conservative countries, along with red sea beach resorts and hipster trendy cities? It’s a complete mind boggle, […]

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 […]

10 Brilliant Things to Do in Tel Aviv

10 Brilliant Things to Do in Tel Aviv

The coastal city of Tel Aviv is hard to put into words. Completely different in atmosphere to the city of Jerusalem – the previous destination I’d visited – reaching the oceanside, working and modern city of Tel Aviv had me thinking that maybe I’d airlifted to another world. Feeling far more secular, relaxed and fun-loving, […]

21 Things to Know Before You Travel Jordan

21 Things to Know Before you Travel Jordan

If you’ve never travelled in the Middle East before, then let me tell you, Jordan is the perfect introduction. Small, safe and stable, with amazing food, some incredible historical sites and very welcoming locals, Jordan is the perfect first foray into adventuring this part of the world. I actually spent almost 3 weeks in the […]

Ultimate Jordan Itinerary: 7, 10 & 14 Day Trips

Top 3 Jordan Itineraries

Without question, Jordan is one of the safest, most stable and most delightful Middle Eastern countries to visit. And for this reason, it’s an absolutely ideal country for first-time or solo travellers in the region. From sensational ruins to incredible desertscapes, the famous ancient city of Petra to the amazing float-friendly Dead Sea, along with […]