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.
Photos of eerie abandoned hotels and resorts in the Balkans. Some of the most evocative abandoned hotels and resorts in former Yugoslavia.
A Mekong Delta off the beaten track itinerary for Vietnam. A guide to planning a multi-day Mekong Delta trip from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Where should you go in Turkey once you’ve seen Istanbul and Cappadocia? A guide to the best off-the-beaten path places in Turkey.
Planning a road trip from Zadar to Split in Croatia. A guide to the best towns to visit on the drive from Zadar to Split (or Split to Zadar).
A guide to the best places to find Urban Art, Grafitti and Street Art in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Introducing the Dream Space Gallery for indoor street art!
Photographs of an old abandoned amusement park in Dilijan, Armenia. We came across these rusting playground rides in Dilijan city park in 2018.
An offbeat post featuring Mark’s reflections on our travels to Vietnam and why we are keen to return as soon as we can. Hint: Vietnam’s war memorials.
Photos abandoned cars and other battered vehicles. The faded beauty of neglected vehicles from the UK to Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan to Cuba.
A guide to alternative things to do near Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok, including a map of locations and directions for a self-guided walking tour.
The best street art near Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok, is in Talat Noi and Bang Rak. Our guide includes the best street art and a location map.
Alternative things to do in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a map of locations. A guide to unusual and Off-the-Beaten-Path places to see in Sarajevo.
Photographs of Lenin statues in the former Soviet Union. These fifteen monuments to Lenin are still standing in the former USSR.