Our Latest Blog Posts
Our blog posts cover an eclectic range of topics and destinations. In sharing our experiences, we hope to inspire you to travel to off the beaten path destinations and seek out unconventional things to see and do in better-known places. Niche topics include abandoned places, street art, Soviet-era monuments and Brutalist architecture, but you’ll also find ‘what to do guides’ and other invaluable tips to help you plan your journey along the path less travelled. Although we have posts spanning six continents, lately our focus has been on Asia (notably, Taiwan and Southeast Asia), and the New East – Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic states, and Central Asia.
If you enjoy alternative sights and architecture, visit the Expo Centre in Kiev, correctly called the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNG),
Comprehensive Bulgaria itinerary for backpackers and independent travellers to Bulgaria. What to see in Bulgaria in a 2 to 3 week itinerary.
Architecture and history of the Barbican Estate and surrounds in the City of London including the Barbican Centre and Golden Lion Estate.
A two week Armenia Itinerary highlighting what to see in the Caucasus in Armenia in 2 or 3 weeks, including off-the-beaten-path places.
A guide to the best things to do in Kutaisi, Georgia. What to do in Kutaisi with a self-guided walking tour map for independent travellers.
A photo essay and quick guide to Brompton Cemetery in Kensington. A historical graveyard that is one of London’s Magnificent Seven Cemeteries.
Abandoned Latvia – the secret Soviet town of Irbene. Our visit to a secret Soviet radio telescope and the former closed town of Irbene.
Accidentally Wes Anderson – a selection of our photographs which we think belong on a Wes Anderson movie set #AccidentallyWesAnderson
Photographs of London’s best Art Deco and early modernist architecture, a distinctive style that took off in Britain in the 1920s and 1930s.
The best street art in London: My favourite walls and artists across the capital. Shoreditch and Camden have some amazing street art.
In search of London’s best brutalist and post-war modernist architecture. A collection of our favourite London post-war architecture.
It’s that time of year when many travel bloggers round-up the past year in travel. 2020 was different, so here are some reflections.