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15 best travel books to inspire your next adventure

Travel is a huge part of my existence and reading inspiring travel books is one of the main reasons for my neverending wanderlust. From other people's stories of adventure and lives lived in foreign countries to tales of a convergence of cultures, they inspire my own dreams of chasing the next grand adventure. I've put … Continue reading 15 best travel books to inspire your next adventure

What you need to know about travelling to India

India is the most intoxicating, mesmerising, overwhelming and rewarding country I've ever been. Although it's a relatively popular place to go, there is still a lot of apprehension about travelling to India, especially for first-timers and solo female travellers. After spending nine months in India over three different trips, I've decided to put together this … Continue reading What you need to know about travelling to India

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Trek report: Mestia to Ushguli

The Upper Svaneti region of Georgia near the Russian border is one of the most spectacular parts of the Caucasus Mountain range. The snow-capped mountains and picturesque medieval-style Svan villages of the region form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has long been preserved naturally by its isolation. The best way to experience … Continue reading Trek report: Mestia to Ushguli

Responsible travel guide to Nepal

Nepal is an incredibly beautiful country. It's majestic mountains, friendly people and interesting culture, all make it an appealing country to travel to. However, it's also incredibly fragile, with melting glaciers, overcrowded hiking trails, pervasive poverty and unmanageable waste. Since 1964 when the first commercial trek was undertaken in Nepal, the tourism industry has slowly … Continue reading Responsible travel guide to Nepal

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Northeast India: what you need to know before you go

Northeast India is perhaps the country's most underrated and incredible adventure. It's a region that is so often overlooked by travellers because of its complicated past and its highlights are rarely promoted on any travel platform or guide. However, it's a unique slice of Asia that is home to fascinating tribes, beautiful and varied landscapes … Continue reading Northeast India: what you need to know before you go

10 things you need to know about travelling to Myanmar

For a country that has only been opened to the world for less than a decade, there is still a sense of mystery surrounding it. So this post has 10 things you need to know about travelling to Myanmar that hopefully covers all the essential information you will need to travel there.

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A guide for navigating transport in India

India can be an overwhelming country to travel in, especially when it comes to navigating its various transport systems. So, here is a guide to all you need to know about getting from A to B in India.

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Eastern Turkey: what you need to know before you go

Eastern Turkey is a somewhat unknown and a mystery for travellers. Istanbul's minarets, Cappadocia's rock formations and the blue water of the Mediterranean coastline, is the Turkey most people know, with the Far East of the country seeming like a vast no mans land between continents. However, this is far from true. From the plains … Continue reading Eastern Turkey: what you need to know before you go

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Iraqi Kurdistan: what you need to know before you go

If you're contemplating travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan and wondering what you need to know about going there as a tourist, then look no further. In this post, I have covered all the important practical things anyone would need to know before travelling to Kurdistan based on my experience. Leave your preconceived ideas, assumptions and misconceptions … Continue reading Iraqi Kurdistan: what you need to know before you go

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How to cross the Iraq-Turkey border at Ibrahim Khalil/Habur

From Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan, I wanted to cross over to Southeastern Turkey. I crossed the border at Ibrahim Khalil/Habur and here is my guide and report of the crossing.

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Iran: what you need to know before you go

Iran is not really a country that you can just book a flight and go without having done any prior research or knowing anything about the country. From safety to visas to food, this post breaks down everything you need to know before going to Iran, so that you'll be fully prepared once you arrive.