Backpacking in Afghanistan: Travel With Authentic Afghanistan

I backpacked in Afghanistan in 2016 and loved it. From my border crossing (after a night in the southernmost Soviet Union Hotel) to the tour of Masar e Sharif, it was amazing. Especially when I got to play football (and score the only “goal” of a 0-0 draw (come on VAR – it was OVER Read more about Backpacking in Afghanistan: Travel With Authentic Afghanistan[…]

Backpacking in the Middle East: My Top 10 Moments

The Middle East may feel like the most challenging region of the world to backpack in, but this is not really the case. While visas for Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen and Iraq prove difficult, the rewards are clear for all to see. I’ve visited the region on over ten occasions, with just Syria, Gaza Strip, Read more about Backpacking in the Middle East: My Top 10 Moments[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: My Top 10 Highlights

In 2018, I managed to get a Saudi Arabia visa as I was travelling there to represent a travel company at the Hotel Show in Jeddah. As a group we ended up spending 10 days in Saudi Arabia and we backpacked it pretty hardcore. Of course, I did struggle with Arabic completely, phrases such as فنادق شرم الشيخ Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: My Top 10 Highlights[…]

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Backpacking in United Arab Emirates: My Top 5 Memories

Officially I’ve been to the United Arab Emirates four times yet I’ve only been to two of the seven Emirates. I’ve also totally neglected the capital city, Abu Dhabi. That is my own fault having turned down a once in a lifetime opportunity in my final year while studying International Public Relations. That time despite Read more about Backpacking in United Arab Emirates: My Top 5 Memories[…]

My Most Unusual Memories From Backpacking in Turkey

“DOG SOMETHING” – Our name for Dogubayazit in Turkey. Back in 2013 was my first ever trip to Turkey, yes I took my while to visit this beast that somehow straddles itself into the hat-trick of Europe, Middle East and Asia all in one. Of course in those days, I also needed a Turkey visa, Read more about My Most Unusual Memories From Backpacking in Turkey[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: STEVEN DAVIS Pub Crawl in Lviv, Ukraine

“YAMD” – Northern Ireland football supporters, circa Denmark away 2006. When I first backpacked in Ukraine in 2015, I raved about how incredible the bars in Lviv were. It came as no surprise to me of course, as countries such as Poland, Belarus, Ukrainę and Russia generally have the best bars in the world, in Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: STEVEN DAVIS Pub Crawl in Lviv, Ukraine[…]

Backpacking in Belarus: My Stay At Stary Mińsk Hostel, Mińsk

Backpacking in Belarus: My Stay At Stary Mińsk Hostel, Mińsk

So far i have to Belarus 4 times, 3 of those visits I have been in Minsk at some point. Yet I haven’t written about my accommodation much until now – I really should cover my night in the Hotel Minsk and the Hotel Bobruisk some time. I’ve so far visited 4 Belarusian cities (Minsk, Read more about Backpacking in Belarus: My Stay At Stary Mińsk Hostel, Mińsk[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday Story time and a flashback to 2007… Just under 12 years ago (August 2007) when I started this travel blog, one of the first articles I wrote was about the city of Babruisk / Bobruisk / Babruysk in Belarus. I was there on a crazy train journey from Minsk, all alone to watch a Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later[…]

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