We went to see Luke Skywalker’s house, but a bonus was finding the abandoned Hotel Kousseila, in the Berber town of Matmata in southern Tunisia.
off-the-beaten-track Blog Posts
Places in Lithuania and Ukraine associated with HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries. Where was Chernobyl filmed? Locations connected with the nuclear accident.
A guide on visiting the former secret Soviet bunker in Līgatne, Latvia. With information on how to get there and experience of the guided tour.
Suggestions of great places to break the journey between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap when travelling in Cambodia. Off the beaten path travel in Cambodia.
A guide to lesser-visit places in the Baltic States for independent travellers. Suggestions of Off the Beaten Track places in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Our exploration of Abkhazia’s neglected and plundered structures continued with a visit to the nearby Sanatorium of the Ministry of Defence of the USSR.
Viivikonna is a quasi-abandoned former mining town up in the far northeast of Estonia. Our post includes what to expect, how to get there and where to stay.
Visiting Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius, one of the most interesting graveyards we have visited. Part of our Lithuania off-the-beaten-track places series.
What to do in Ochamchire, a Black Sea resort which has far from recovered following the brutal Abkhazian-Georgian conflict of the early nineties.
Georgia’s ‘Stonehenge’, the Chronicle of Georgia monument is one of Tbilisi’s most less-visited sights. Find out how to get there by public transport.
Off-the-Beaten-Track Estonia – Amari Pilot Cemetery. In a remote corner of the Baltics, is a small cemetery with some rather unusual tail fin gravestones.
Getting caught in a thunder storm whilst searching for Gyumri’s iron fountain, and photographing the surrounding neighbourhood against moody skies.