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.
A travel guide on what to do in Yerevan, Armenia with a map of locations, and including off-the-beaten-path ideas for alternative things to see in Yerevan.
One of the best places to find street art in Dubai is City Walk, a lifestyle complex in Al Wasl district, where international artists painted murals.
Photos featuring ten of coolest brutalist and modernist bus stations we’ve spotted on our travels, highlighting some magnificent architecture.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Travel off-the-beaten-track in Tunisia and explore the abandoned resorts on Djerba Island. Now deserted, Tunisia’s coastline has several abandoned hotels.
How to get from Varna to Chisinau via the Danube Delta. A step-by-step guide on how to travel from Bulgaria to Moldova via Romania by public transport.
Street art in abandoned buildings. Often urban exploration and street art go together. A photo essay featuring graffiti and street art in abandoned places.
Travel off-the-beaten-track in Slovenia and visit Velenje. The town’s socialist-era Tito Square has a lot of interesting architecture, sculptures and monuments.
Alternative Ljubljana – what to do in Ljubljana apart from the main tourist sights. Get off the beaten path with our walking tour including a location map.
Abandoned Bulgaria: urban exploration at an abandoned villa, and the story behind the former summer villa of Pencho Semov, Bulgaria’s “Rockefeller”.
A photo essay featuring twenty-five of the most impressive communist monuments and memorials in Bulgaria.
A guide to the best Mayan ruins in Mexico. Our review of the best Mayan archaeological sites in the southeastern Mexican states of Chiapas and Yucatan.