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11 Life Lessons I Learnt Living in Lebanon

By on Published: February 7, 2019 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in LEBANON, Middle East, Travel Stories with 13 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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Everything You Need to Know About Flying Saudi Airlines as a Solo Female

By on Published: November 29, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Middle East, Solo Female Travel, Travel Tips with 12 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

By on Published: November 5, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, LEBANON, Middle East with 2 Comments
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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lipHe Wellness Retreat : Is This Lebanon’s Biggest Surprise?

By on Published: October 20, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, LEBANON, Middle East, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
lipHe Wellness Retreat : Is This Lebanon’s Biggest Surprise?

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 Wellness […]

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The Backpackers Guide to Selçuk, Turkey

By on Published: May 29, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Middle East, TURKEY with 1 Comment
The Backpackers Guide to Selçuk, Turkey

The Turkish town of Selçuk, just inland from the Aegean coast is a small, provincial and peaceful place that is likely to bring some welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Turkey’s other major cities. Indeed after the size of Istanbul and the franticness of my programme in Cappadocia, I was beyond delighted to […]

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The Most Unbelievable Things to Do in Cappadocia on a Budget + Itinerary

By on Published: May 23, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Middle East, TURKEY with 6 Comments
The Most Unbelievable Things to Do in Cappadocia on a Budget + Itinerary

If there’s anywhere in Turkey that you’ve seen or heard about on Instagram, Facebook or the internet at large, it’s probably Cappadocia. Am I right, or am I right? Yes this geographically striking, visually spellbinding and utterly unique spot in Turkey’s central highlands is just so picturesque, it’s no wonder it’s as famous as it […]

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Why Hiking Lebanon is the Perfect Way to Get Off the Beaten Track in this Epic Country

By on Published: May 19, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in LEBANON, Middle East with 8 Comments
Why Hiking Lebanon is the Perfect Way to Get Off the Beaten Track in this Epic Country

If you’ve read any of my posts on this blog, you’ll know getting off the beaten track is one of my favourite things to do. And hiking Lebanon with the fantastic company, Trekking Lebanon, was the perfect way to do just that! A totally delightful way to discover some of the local-only known parts of […]

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Discovering the Stunning Cedars with Explore Lebanon Tours

By on Published: May 12, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in LEBANON, Middle East with 0 Comments
Discovering the Stunning Cedars with Explore Lebanon Tours

It’s a well-known fact that my family always laugh at me because I say how AMAZING each new travel destination I discover is. But seriously, Lebanon is AMAZING! And hitting the gorgeous northern area of this country with Explore Lebanon Tours was perfect testimony to this. Here’s why my amazing trip with this company had […]

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Top Jerusalem Itinerary for Those on a Budget

By on Published: May 2, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, ISRAEL, Middle East with 0 Comments
Top Jerusalem Itinerary for Those on a Budget

Layer upon layer, story upon story, history upon history, stone upon stone, the city of Jerusalem has been built conquered, torn down and rebuilt perhaps more than any other in the world. It’s impossible for a short-term traveller here to even begin to start peeling back the complexity of this city, but I hope this […]

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