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.
Saigon Bird Cafe is found at Cong Doan Cafe, opposite Tao Dan Park – a place where locals show off their prized birds, socialise and drink coffee.
What to expect backpacking in Tunisia. A guide to visiting Tunisia as an independent traveller – budget travel tips on transport, accommodation and food.
There are plenty of good reasons to visit Cambodia aside from Angkor Wat temple. A guide to the best places to visit in Cambodia beyond Siem Reap.
Exploring an abandoned former Medical Centre in Sukhumi, Abkhazia. Get off the beaten path in the Caucasus where the urbexing options are endless.
A look back on one of our early trips to Myanmar when we visited the temples at Mrauk-U and the tattooed Chin women Every now and then I like to write a blog post about my travelling days when I was in my early to mid-teens, which was around twenty-five years ago! If...
For some of the best street art in Dubai, visit to Al Karama where Street 18B has been transformed by murals and graffiti into a huge open-air art gallery.
A short history of the Balkan Wars, 1991-1999. Read a quick summary of the Balkan Wars, an essential guide for visitors to Europe’s most complicated region.
Off-the-beaten-path places to visit in Abkhazia: Bzypta. Soviet bus stops, mosaics, abandoned buildings and a Lenin statue in Northern Abkhazia.
One day Ljubljana itinerary – What to see in Slovenia’s capital in 24 hours. A guide featuring the best places to visit with a self-guided walking tour map.
The best places to visit in Tunisia. Photos highlighting what to see in Tunisia, the North Africa hidden gem where it’s easy to travel off the beaten track.
The best places to visit in Romania. Photos to inspire a trip to Romania. A European country with the perfect blend of architecture, scenery and culture.
Visiting the site of an abandoned torpedo launch station in Rijeka, Croatia. A former factory which was the birthplace of the self-propelled torpedo.