Tagged: middle east

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Lost city of Petra

This prehistoric Jordanian city is more than just Indiana Jones. My only knowledge prior to my visit to one of the seven wonders of the world was this: Oh, the ignorance. I didn’t know...

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Iran in 2 weeks

Iran was one of the countries that surprised me. I had such a great time with the people and seeing such beautiful places within the country that could possibly be the reason why it’s...

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20 things to know before going to Iran

Iran was one of the more exhausting countries to pre-plan a trip to. I was utterly confused in the beginning when applying for my visa. I read up everyday for weeks on the requirements,...

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Exploring the great Persepolis

Approximately 60km away from Shiraz lies Persepolis, the centre of the great Persian Empire that was destroyed by Alexander the Great in 330 BC. One of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, it is one of...

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Qeshm Island, Iran

South of Iran, you’ll find Qeshm island. Many tourists opt to go to Kish Island instead, which is a luxurious, beautiful island with resorts. It also happens to be packed with Arabs coming from...

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Wandering around Cappadocia

Cappadocia in Turkey is a huge area but the main attractions are all around Goreme, which are famous for their incredible rock formations and Cave Houses built into the Fairy Chimneys. I’ve heard so...

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Escape (Video)

A short video I made of my journey through Europe, Middle East & Sri Lanka. Music by Beach House. Enjoi! Read about it here 🙂

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Safranbolu, Ottoman Town

Safranbolu is a quaint small town that many tourists miss out on. Most people head from Istanbul to Cappadocia, but if you just take a short detour and spare this beautiful town a day...

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Istanbul on a shoestring

There’s something about Istanbul that captivates me. It could be the culture, the architecture, the food, the people, I just can’t put a finger on it. Istanbul was the city that I spent the...

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7 months on the road

In summer 2013 I decided to quit my job and go around Europe and Middle East. It was something I’ve looked forward since the day I started saving, and I can’t believe it’s now...