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.
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.
A guide to the best temples near Yogyakarta, Java. Beyond the city, lie some of the best temple complexes in Indonesia including Borobudur and Prambanan.
The abandoned Haludovo Palace Hotel on Krk Island and a look at the history behind the Penthouse Adriatic Club. Part of our Abandoned Croatia series.
Modernist architecture in Abu Dhabi with a location map. A guide to a style of UAE architecture more familiar in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.
Places to visit in Gyumri, Armenia. Caucasus travel guide highlighting what to do in Gyumri, Armenia’s second-largest city, with a map of locations.
Our suggested three week Tunisia itinerary is a guide for backpackers and independent travellers using public transport and staying in budget hotels.
Djerba street art. In 2014, project Djerbahood transformed Erriadh village on Djerba island in Tunisia into an open-air gallery of murals and urban art.
The abandoned Villa Izvor, Tito’s summer house, is located deep in the forest above Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, unknown to most tourists.
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia independently. How to get there by public transport, where to stay and what see at each Tunisia UNESCO site.
Introduction to UNESCO - some background information, what becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site involves and the pros and cons of being inscribed Often in our worldly travels we come across a UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS). Some we visit deliberately, and others...