Tag: Reviews

The 5 Best Aswan Hostels

By on Published: May 21, 2018 | Last Updated: April 7, 2020 in Africa, Budget Travel Ideas, EGYPT with 0 Comments
The 5 Best Aswan Hostels

I think Aswan has to be my favourite spot in the whole of Egypt. A wonderfully relaxed city set on the banks of the Nile in the south of the country, it’s an absolute must on your Egypt itinerary. Actually it was my first stop in this country, after crossing overland from Sudan, and I […]

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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: February 6, 2020 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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The Best VPN for Travel

By on Published: May 14, 2018 | Last Updated: December 23, 2019 in Budget Travel Ideas, Travel Blogging, Travel Tips with 16 Comments
The Best VPN for Travel

When I knew I was headed off on another long journey to Africa at the start of this year, I knew I was finally going to have to make the move and invest in a VPN. Quite frankly, I’d just watched too many scary videos about people stealing my data, my passwords and my money […]

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Discovering the Stunning Cedars with Explore Lebanon Tours

By on Published: May 12, 2018 | Last Updated: February 6, 2020 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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The Number 1 Tel Aviv Hostel

By on Published: May 9, 2018 | Last Updated: February 20, 2020 in Budget Travel Ideas, ISRAEL, Middle East with 0 Comments
The Number 1 Tel Aviv Hostel

  Fun, young, lively and hip, Tel Aviv is probably the top backpacker city in the Middle East. From cute cafes, great galleries, hummus bars and of course the Mediterranean beach on its doorstep, this is a city that likes to play hard and work hard in equal measure. It’s not surprising then that it’s […]

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The Best Jerusalem Hostel: Stay Inn… Don’t Leave!

By on Published: April 25, 2018 | Last Updated: February 20, 2020 in Budget Travel Ideas, ISRAEL, Middle East with 2 Comments
The Best Jerusalem Hostel: Stay Inn… Don’t Leave!

Now in my 30’s and digital nomading around the world, I’m largely past being able to cope with dorms I’m afraid. However that doesn’t mean I don’t want to meet other travellers, enjoy activities together and relax in a price-friendly place that feels spirited and soulful. I also want nooks where I can curl up […]

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My Fav Hostel in Addis Ababa : Mr Martins Cozy Place

By on Published: February 10, 2018 | Last Updated: April 28, 2020 in Africa, Budget Travel Ideas, ETHIOPIA with 0 Comments
My Fav Hostel in Addis Ababa : Mr Martins Cozy Place

This is my 4th time in Addis Ababa and I’ve got admit, I’ve done the rounds… in terms of accommodation that is! Yep each time I’ve returned to Addis, I’ve stayed somewhere else looking for that great place that had all the key elements – top location, free wifi, outside space, comfort and, well “cosyness”. […]

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The Best Shoes for Your African Safari

By on Published: January 4, 2018 | Last Updated: April 21, 2020 in Africa, Travel Gear & Packing with 0 Comments
The Best Shoes for Your African Safari

When we talk about African safaris, we often forget that we’re generalising about a huge range of activities which stretch across a massive swath of this continent! From walking through the wild jungle to sitting in a luxury 4wd – and everything in between – there’s a ton of different safaris and a ton of […]

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Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

By on Published: December 27, 2017 | Last Updated: April 21, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 9 Comments
Exploring Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

Another must-see destination in Ethiopia (yes another one!) is the city of Bahar Dar or Bahir Dir, depending on how you translate the Amharic alphabet! Yes confusing at the best of times, Ethiopia can be a puzzle, but I’m so delighted that my time in Bahar Dar was one of the least stressful and most […]

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A Little Bit of Luxury at Solyana Hotel : Beauty on a Budget in Ethiopia’s Bahar Dar

By on Published: December 23, 2017 | Last Updated: April 29, 2020 in Africa, ETHIOPIA with 2 Comments
A Little Bit of Luxury at Solyana Hotel : Beauty on a Budget in Ethiopia’s Bahar Dar

It’s true. We all like a bit of luxury now and again. Even hardened budget backpackers like me definitely crave a great bed, power shower and excellent service from time to time and never have I craved it more than after several months scooting around Africa! It was sheer delight therefore that, after making my […]

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