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Upcoming Business Events in Dubai in 2017

Have you heard of UAE Vision 2021 or Dubai Plan 2021, initiated by Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum? The plan aims to position the UAE as a preferred global investment destination, while attracting knowledge-based foreign investments from across the globe and offer entrepreneurs access to exceptional growth opportunities. According to Read more about Upcoming Business Events in Dubai in 2017[…]

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Top Reasons to Visit Israel this Year

Israel is a very small country and you can travel across most of it in a day at a push, though I spent 3 weeks there (and also 3/4 days backpacking in Palestine). On your visit, you’ll see landmarks dating back to antiquity and signs marking the modern country’s connection to its Biblical past. They Read more about Top Reasons to Visit Israel this Year[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This is long overdue and one of about 1,000 articles that I started and never finished. On my ongoing writing about my base in early 2016, Bishkek, it’s time to explore the pubs and bars of this city. Having been based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from December 2015 – April 2016, I often frequented the bars Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

Backpacking in Georgia: The Gergeti Glacier Hike

Georgia is a backpackers dream and should be on your list before you venture to places like Germany and Thailand. Hindsight is wonderful thing – I did the same as everyone else and only visited Georgia in 2013 when my bandwagon had finally rolled me to the Caucauses. After visiting Stalin’s town of Gori, the Read more about Backpacking in Georgia: The Gergeti Glacier Hike[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Tajikistan to Uzbekistan (Dushanbe to Denau or Samarkand)

World Borders: How to Get From Tajikistan to Uzbekistan (Dushanbe to Denau or Samarkand)

On the World Borders series on here, I’m perpetually behind schedule in terms of writing. I must have written only 10% of the border crossings I have done and probably will never have time to cover them all, but I want to – as I know they have helped you on your way and that was Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Tajikistan to Uzbekistan (Dushanbe to Denau or Samarkand)[…]

Top 11 FIFA Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

Top 11 Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

“Travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something” – Eurythmics. As the debate over countries can get ridiculous and I even argue with my family and best friends over what is a real country and what is not, I thought I’d do a few separate articles on my round the world journey. Now Read more about Top 11 Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)

“Where do you go? Buttoned in your favourite coat, stepping out to a different world. And you might be home late” – Ocean Colour Scene. Get ready for a death trip – 22 hours of mayhem. This was no pleasure cruise, this was an absolute backpacking journey from a lunatic asylum. How about a border Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)[…]

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Backpacking in Kaliningrad: Top 25 Sights in Kaliningrad City

“Damn my education, I can’t find the words to say for all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. This was a magical place – Kaliningrad. Another travel dream of mine and another chance to add another ex-Soviet Union country or region to my growing repertoire. Also, this marked the end of my Read more about Backpacking in Kaliningrad: Top 25 Sights in Kaliningrad City[…]