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.
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.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
Get off the beaten track in Moldova with our guide to visiting Comrat in the autonomous region of Gagauzia. What to see in Comrat with a map of locations.
A guide to visiting the Danube Delta in Romania for independent travellers and backpackers. With travel tips on how to get there and what to do.
An updated guide to Soviet architecture in Chisinau. Fans of Soviet buildings, monuments and mosaics will find plenty to explore in the capital of Moldova.
We hadn’t planned to go street art hunting in Sisak, Croatia, but an unexpected bonus of our stay was seeing some fantastic street art.
During our visit to Transnistria, we stumbled across these Soviet mosaics at the Youth Sports School in Sucleia, a small town 7kms southeast of Tiraspol.
A guide to visiting Cahul: getting off the beaten path in Moldova. What to do in Cahul including a map of places and useful travel tips.