Category Archives: Middle East

What to expect when visiting Wadi Shab, Oman

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No trip to Oman is complete without visiting a wadi. Many people head to Wadi Shab, which is probably Oman’s most famous wadi, however it’s important to know what is involved beforehand so you are prepared as it is a little different to other wadis in Oman (and has an amazing surprise at the end!). […]

Muscat Hills: luxurious beach hut accommodation!

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Ever fancied staying in a luxury beach hut? Where in just a few steps you can go from your bed to the crystal clear warm sea water? Well in Oman you totally can! Introducing Muscat Hills Resort – Oman’s most elegant beach hut experience! A stay at Muscat Hills Resort gives you the unforgettable opportunity […]

Yas Hotel: the best luxury hotel to stay in Abu Dhabi!

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Thinking of heading to Abu Dhabi and wondering which one of the many luxury hotels to stay at? After having lived in Abu Dhabi for 3.5 years I’ve been to pretty much all of the luxury hotels here. Therefore I can give you an honest, realistic and reliable opinion, unlike bloggers just visiting the city […]

Boutique hotels in Iran: Iranian Traditional Houses

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One country that has a fabulous variety of boutique hotels is Iran. During both of my trips to Iran I stayed in several very nice boutique hotels. They were all Traditional Iranian Houses that had been recently converted into boutique hotels. If you plan to come to Iran, I definitely recommend to stay in one! […]

2 Day Itinerary and Instagrammable Places in Istanbul!

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Heading to Istanbul and want the perfect 2 day itinerary? Then you’ve come to the right place! Istanbul is an incredible city: it is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, and it is also overflowing with history! But Istanbul is also very busy, so sightseeing and getting nice pictures without the crowds […]

10 reasons why female solo travellers should totally visit Beirut!

Beirut. So many words came to mind when I thought of this place. Mysterious. Dirty. Dangerous. The good old days, but also the not too distant days of war. I was so intrigued to visit this city, despite the reactions I got from friends and family when I told them I wanted to go there […]

All you need to know about Salalah, Oman

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Pristine and untouched white sands, crystal clear waters, scenic mountains and impressive wadis. Sounds like paradise right?! Well, my experience in Salalah was bittersweet. Imagine this. It was the last couple of hours of my trip, I had all my amazing photos taken and was about to head to the airport to catch my flight, […]

10 THINGS TO DO IN CAIRO, EGYPT!

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Think Cairo is just about seeing The Pyramids? Think again! I spent two days in this bustling capital and still didn’t get to see everywhere (but that’s also probably due to the insane amount of traffic there!). Come on a journey with me and discover 10 things to do in Cairo! 10 THINGS TO DO […]

10 things you need to know before you visit Iran!

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Often I just rock up to a country without much prior planning. No accommodation booked, no currency, nothing – I just wing it when I get there. Yes sometimes I even forget to check if I need a visa to enter a country, this is how laid-back/disorganised I am when it comes to travel!! But […]

Travelling solo around Arabic countries as a Western woman

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Having lived in the Middle East for 3 years now, and having travelled solo around almost half of the 22 Arabic countries, I want to share my knowledge with you, as a Western woman, about travelling around Arabic countries. Arabic countries are not usually the top of most people’s holiday destinations, infact France alone sees […]