Thirsty Thursdays: The Amazing Chemical Bar, Bar Laboratoriya 31, Saint Petersburg, Russia

“What to believe in it’s impossible to say”- Suede. When I arrived in settlement 950, Saint Petersburg in November 2018 I had no idea what lay in store. I thought perhaps another Bangkok style city, in other words over hyped, over visited, cleanliness horrible and well over rated. In advance, everyone told me Saint Petersburg Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Amazing Chemical Bar, Bar Laboratoriya 31, Saint Petersburg, Russia[…]

Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

“Bells around Saint Petersburg when I saw you, I hope I get what you deserve and this is where I find. Smoke surrounds your perfect face and I’m falling” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. Firstly – thanks to the Russian government for their incredible kindness and respect with regards their recent visa laws. I knew Read more about Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya[…]

Backpacking in Turkmenistan: Top 20 Sights in Magnificent Ashgabat, City of the Future

Backpacking in Turkmenistan: Top 15 Sights in Magnificent Ashgabat, City of the Future

“Midnight at the Oasis” – Brand New Heavies. Make no mistake about it – Turkmenistan is totally worth the trip. It has a truly stunnigating capital city – Ashgabat. This is really the city of the future. It is a city full of crazy, cool and architecturally marvellous buildings and structures. As Turkmenistan is a Read more about Backpacking in Turkmenistan: Top 15 Sights in Magnificent Ashgabat, City of the Future[…]

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Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top Sights in Ta’if “City of Roses”

“I stand out from the crowd because I stand out from the crowd. But no-one stops to notice me, in over-crowded London” – Jonny Blair Poetry. Cities that are given random titles and monikers rarely live up to expectations. Don’t expect me to glorify excremental joints such as Venice (city on the water), Paris (city Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top Sights in Ta’if “City of Roses”[…]

Exploring the Tiger Cave and Qeshet Cave in Northern Israel

After a thrilling reunion with my Israeli friends Natali and Alex, where we did an oil lamps tour in Caesarea, we stayed a few days in Haifa on the Mediterannean Coast of Israel. The second day was another eventful one and we arose early for a trip north to check out some caves in Northern Read more about Exploring the Tiger Cave and Qeshet Cave in Northern Israel[…]

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A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel

Have you ever heard of the Druze people? Well maybe you have, but probably not, as neither had I until I ended up staying with a couple of great friends, Natali and Alex in their home in Haifa in Israel. We hit backpacking pretty hard again in Israel, going through towns and cities a lot Read more about A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel[…]

Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem

When you are visiting Israel or Palestine, it’s a good idea to sample the food as well as take in the sights. Israeli and Palestinian cuisine is a melting pot of flavors from all over the world: Middle Eastern, American, Indian, Moroccan, and Eastern European, among others. It would be a mistake to skip trying Read more about Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem[…]

Backpacking in Ramallah, Palestine: 5 Things to See and Do in the Palestinian Capital City

Ramallah sits proud and un-noticed. In reality, it’s the capital city of Palestine. Whether you believe that Palestine is a country or not, isn’t the point. Ramallah remains a Palestinian stronghold, nestled shyly north of the border between Israel and Palestine, this is the centre of the Palestinian authority. Politics aside, but with a bit Read more about Backpacking in Ramallah, Palestine: 5 Things to See and Do in the Palestinian Capital City[…]

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