A fascinating look at ancient mummies | The Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Cairo is home to 20 million people – it’s a massive place that sprawls out, eating up chunks of dusty desert and swapping it for messy concrete slabs. We booked a hostel in downtown where there were fairly modern shops with fancy displays, although the mannequins all looked a bit fed up with slanted wigs…

The Pyramids Of Giza | Egypt

The pyramids of Giza were built to last eternity, and the fact that they’ve been standing strong for 4500 years is testament to that. Egypt’s pharaohs were thought to become gods once they passed away so to prepare them for the next world, temples were built along with these grand pyramids to house their tombs….

Ghost towns, Ölüdeniz Beach and Saklikent Gorge | Turkey

We based ourselves in Fethiye to explore the surrounding area as there was a lot to see and do. The main area we wanted to visit was Ölüdeniz’s blue lagoon which I found out we could actually hike to via the ghost town of Kayaköy. We began by walking up some steep roads behind Fethiye…

Snorkelling in the Red Sea | Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba sits on the shores of the Red Sea, just a 20km drive from Saudi Arabia. From the beach you can watch the sunset across Egypt and then the lights of Israeli cities fill the horizon at night, it’s a pretty unique location. We checked into a simple hostel where the smiley owner went to…

Wadi Rum 4×4 Tour and Desert Camp | Jordan

We’ve seen a lot of deserts on our travels, and to be honest I don’t think anything will be as memorable or impressive as Utah and Arizona in the States. So I wondered if it was worth visiting Wadi Rum desert in Jordan and began google searching “if I’ve seen Utah or the Sahara is…

Two days exploring the ancient city of Petra | Jordan

It was a simple 4 hour minibus ride from Amman to Wadi Musa, the town built on the outskirts of Petra, but after 10 minutes there was a loud bang and something hit my foot. I was sitting above the wheel arch and the tire had just blown underneath me. The driver slowed down as…

Exploring Amman and floating in the Dead Sea | Jordan

I’ve seen images of Petra floating around the internet for years and finally it was time for us to visit Jordan and see the ancient city for ourselves. But there’s a lot more to Jordan than just Petra, we also planned to float in the Dead Sea, stay in a Bedouin desert camp and snorkel…

Hitchhiking to see the penguins on Chiloé Island | Chile

We hadn’t heard of Chiloé Island until we arrived in Chile and started searching for places to visit enroute to Patagonia. It sounded like an intriguing place where locals still believe in witchcraft and ghost ships. To get there we caught a bus from Puerto Varas to Ancud on the northern part of the island….

Our first week in Chile | Santiago and Valparaíso

With a night sleeping on an airport chair we set off towards Santiago, Chile with stops in Seattle and Atlanta. We were zombies after two nights without sleep and we arrived to some slimy substance covering my bag strap. We bought a bus ticket to the city center and asked a lady (in terrible broken…

A Traditional Norwegian Christmas in Senja | Northern Norway

Senja is an area of Norway I’ve longed to visit. It’s the second largest island in the country, shaped like a piece of jagged coral reef and home to some of the most dramatic mountains that drop directly into the sea. As luck would have it we were invited to join our host on a…

How to visit The Maldives on a budget

What if I told you that you don’t need to win the lottery to be able to visit The Maldives? It all depends on how you travel the country, you could spend $10,000 a night for a water villa on a resort island OR you could pay as little as $30 for a nice en-suite…