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Destination guides

  • The Solo Traveler’s Istanbul Travel Guide

    This Solo Traveler's Istanbul Travel Guide is the culmination of all my experiences on visits to Istanbul over the past 18 years, mostly as a solo traveler or occasionally with friends and family. This ...

  • Why Cape Town is the best city in the world

    Cape Town is the best city in the world. There, I said it. We have it all! Amazing generous people, mountains, beaches, gardens, wildlife, fabulous food. After learning more about this city you will ...

  • Florence travel guide – How to survive the beige

    After leaving the grandeur of Rome, I arrived in Florence to find it unexpectedly dull and unassuming. It may have been the overcast and grey skies, or it may have been the shades of ochre and beige ...

  • Rome – How to make the most of a short stay

    My best advice for a visit to Rome is how to make the most of a short stay. More than any of the other cities I visited in Italy, the regional and foreign visitors to Rome appeared almost manic in ...

  • Food tours

  • Istanbul food tour – Hidden Beyoğlu

    The Istanbul Hidden Beyoğlu food tour explores the cosmopolitan European Quarter neighbourhoods in the district formerly known as Pera. From the steep narrow streets of Cihangir to the covered lanes ...

  • Istanbul food tour – Culinary Secrets of the Old City

    On this Istanbul Old City food tour we discovered hidden gems, small restaurants and food carts, a stones throw away from the main tourist areas. If you are planning a trip to Istanbul this Spring or ...

  • The Sweet Taste of Venice food tour

    The Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice food tour with dessert samples and coffee was the best thing I ever settled for. I was excited to take a food tour in Venice, having read about Cichetti, the ...

  • Florence – The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

    My initial impression of Florence on the day of arrival was that it was a very beige city... same color, different shades wherever one turned in the historical centre. You can read about my impressions ...

  • Sightseeing tours

  • Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

    The Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town includes scenic rides with spectacular views along coastal roads, pristine beaches and quaint fishing villages of the Atlantic and False Bay coasts. Until recently ...

  • Travel tips

  • 5 Top destinations for Muslim solo female travelers

    Muslim solo female travelers have traditionally been far and few between, and for religious and cultural reasons we are often considered to be the least likely demographic to engage in solo travel. Over ...

  • Pros and Cons of Expat life in Dubai

    When I received an email from an acquaintance who needed a change of scenery and considered Dubai as a possibility, I realized that it would help her weigh her options if she knew the Pros and Cons of ...

  • The Truth about Travelling Solo as a Muslim Woman

    The truth about travelling solo as a Muslim woman is that very often, despite our conservative lifestyles and religious observance, we have no other option. Although solo women travellers are no longer ...

  • Top Travel Tips for any traveller

    I have been travelling to local and international destinations since my childhood, first with my family and more recently, as a solo traveller. It was on my trip to Italy when the lift didn't work and ...

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