Tag: solo travel

The Beauty of Nagasaki Temple Street

The Beauty of Nagasaki Temple Street

Nagasaki Temple Street, located in a picturesque area of Nagasaki City, offers an enriching cultural exploration of Buddhist and Shinto sites. Accessible via a delightful tram ride, this 3km trail promises a day’s journey amidst historic temples such as Kofuku-ji and enchanting gardens, with convenient city center proximity. Alongside religious monuments, vibrant shops and dining options enhance the experience, making it a must-see for travelers.

Nagasaki – the perfect small Kyushu city to visit

Nagasaki – the perfect small Kyushu city to visit

Nagasaki, offers a rich mixture of history, from its trading past with Dutch and Chinese through Dejima Island to the poignant Atomic Bomb Museum. The city also boasts a scenic location with a pleasant climate and is surrounded by forests and volcanoes. Despite its traumatic history, Nagasaki is forward-looking and cheerful. Visit Nagasaki on your Japan trip!

Cool Oman mini road trip to Al Hamra and Nizwa

Cool Oman mini road trip to Al Hamra and Nizwa

On a mini road trip in Oman, I explore beyond Muscat, visiting culturally and naturally rich destinations like Nizwa, Bahla, and Al Hamra. Highlights include the UNESCO-listed Bahla Fortress, charming traditional villages, and bustling souks, all easily navigated by a hired car for an immersive two to three-day journey.

Why Oman is great for solo female travel

Why Oman is great for solo female travel

Oman is an excellent destination for solo female travelers, mixing traditional and modern influences with a history dating back 8,000 years. Despite limited public transport, renting a car makes exploring its spacious towns feasible. Oman’s people are known for their genuine friendliness and tolerance, due to the Ibadi Islam practiced there. The country offers diverse activities and safe, budget-friendly accommodations, with a more conflict-free environment than neighboring states. Despite being an absolute monarchy, travelers can enjoy its rich culture and nature with peace of mind.

How to transfer in comfort at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

How to transfer in comfort at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Have you ever transferred through Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (IATA Code: SAW) ? If so, how did you find it?  If you are heading from Europe to destinations in the Middle East and Asia on a budget,  you may inevitably pass through it at some 

Green Bursa: God’s Gift and Sultans Legacy

Green Bursa: God’s Gift and Sultans Legacy

After a recent and very budget-friendly trip to Türkiye in November 2021, I returned soon after, in January 2022. This time, I would explore green Bursa, an hours ride from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport – my to-go airport with sometimes very cheap flights. The plan 

A splendid two week Uzbekistan Itinerary

A splendid two week Uzbekistan Itinerary

Another  Uzbekistan itinerary! Sorry, couldn’t help it. I know I know, there are plenty on the internet already. In fact, this Uzbekistan Itinerary, like most, includes the classic Silk Road destinations of Samarkand, Buxoro and Xiva and starts in Tashkent, but id adds the Fergana 

Visit Tashkent – Destination In Its Own Right Or Just a Necessary Stop?

Visit Tashkent – Destination In Its Own Right Or Just a Necessary Stop?

Do you need to visit Tashkent when you are planning an Uzbekistan trip? At the time of writing, the route into Uzbekistan  through the new International Tashkent Airport is the most common one and it’s impossible to avoid Tashkent.  So you might as well visit 

Xiva Blues and Whites:  A two-day Xiva travel guide

Xiva Blues and Whites: A two-day Xiva travel guide

My trip to Xiva started off rather inauspiciously, with me as a solo traveller rather than in a group of four. So, if I couldn’t “guide” my nearest and dearest, I will at least write this Xiva travel guide… I had arrived in Tashkent just 

Fun Taipei Layover: Vegetarian Food,  Traditional Massage and Shops

Fun Taipei Layover: Vegetarian Food, Traditional Massage and Shops

I have just returned from six weeks of study at Nagasaki University and before I attempt several blog post about graduate study and my time in Kyushu, let’s do the somewhat easier posts – how I got there, and my very entertaining Taipei layover, compressed 

My 2023 Travel Plans: Inspiring, Ambitious or Pie in the Sky?

My 2023 Travel Plans: Inspiring, Ambitious or Pie in the Sky?

Hot on the heels of my 2022 travel year comes the 2023 travel plans, or intentions, as the hip ones like to say now. If my speed of writing this blog is anything to go by, I might have finished it in a week or 

London Summer in a Rush

London Summer in a Rush

I have my former boyfriend to thank for that, travellingin London summer, when the city is packed and priced skyrocketing. He  died two years ago in July, and it is becoming a a tradition that his friends and family, previously pretty random people who did 

Great travel on a budget in economic uncertainty

Great travel on a budget in economic uncertainty

Here in Central Europe, we are good at doom and gloom after nearly three years of pandemic and nearly a year of war at our doorstep.  Not to mention other conflicts not so far from us – Israel-Palestine, various environmental disasters, and now… if media 

Classic and Modern Weimar in 24 Hours

Classic and Modern Weimar in 24 Hours

Weimar in 24 hours is brought to you courtesy of my middle-of-summer Germany stay-cation. This summer, I volunteered to work at a festival which is taking place in Weimar. Great, I thought, Weimar, a place literally close to my heart, great for history, Germany culture, 

Awesome Aqaba: a relaxed Red Sea Resort in Jordan

Awesome Aqaba: a relaxed Red Sea Resort in Jordan

In the cold winter months during lockdown, I wondered when it might be possible to return to Jordan. I promised myself that soon as travel to Jordan is safe again, I will be back in a flash! Now that I take  a professional interest in