Two weeks in Tunisia: My backpacking Tunisia itinerary

When people ask me that super-tricky question about the best place I've visited, I can't really give a good answer, but my two weeks in Tunisia always rate extremely highly. Tunisia wasn't exactly a destination I'd always dreamed of - in fact, I wasn't even sure where it was on a map. I had two … [Read more...]

Animal travels: It’s funny what you see walking down the road …

My endless folders of photos from my trips show up a common theme: I love meeting animals on my travels! Perhaps it's a variation on meeting the locals. After my recent heavy post on the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, I felt the need to get a bit more light-hearted and remember some of … [Read more...]

Why Tunisia rates as one of my best trips ever (via Instagram)

Visiting Tunisia was my first time on African soil. Of course, it wasn't anything like the safari-Africa I read about in books at school, yet it was still very different from anywhere else I'd ever been. When people ask me that horrible question about the "best place" I've ever been, I always … [Read more...]

What adventure means to me, Tunisian-style

I'm not your classic adventure traveller (no bungee jumping for me) but one cold Slovakian winter found me adventurously choosing warmer Tunisia as my Christmas holiday destination even though I couldn't find it on a map. Backpacking around Tunisia became one of my favourite trips with adventures … [Read more...]

Let’s go grab a camel (said a Tunisian man to me)

I have mentioned my experience with Tunisian camels before - the short version being, don't bet on a camel in a camel race because it's unlikely your camel will even run in the direction of the finishing line. Yes, that's a lesson I learnt at the Sahara Festival in Douz in the south of the country. … [Read more...]

Bus travel is NOT my favourite way to get around

I think it's well-documented that I love train travel. But what has featured a whole lot less on this blog is bus travel. There is a good reason for this. It's probably my least favourite way to get around, unless it's just a twenty-minute trip to a museum or somewhere. Let me start with the … [Read more...]

Tunisian doorways: the blue, the yellow, the intricate

Over at A Taste of Travel, Jenny recently posted about the incredible doorways she saw in Morocco and they reminded me so much of Tunisia that I just had to go through my photo collection and dig out some of my own door pictures. There are not many places in the world where I've found myself … [Read more...]

Weekend Wanderings: Travel on the cheap

Since I've been talking about budget travel this week, I decided that this round of Weekend Wanderings will feature your favourite posts about trips that haven't cost a fortune. Bali view from Jesse Wagstaff The concept of what makes a cheap trip doesn't just vary from person to … [Read more...]

Don’t back a camel in Tunisia’s Sahara Festival

I woke up this morning and thought of Africa. Perhaps this week's trip to the zoo (heavily featuring elephants and giraffes) planted the idea of travels in Africa back in my head, although I hardly need any encouragement - I will definitely some day spend plenty of time exploring what I can only … [Read more...]

My 7 links: Re-imagining old posts thanks to TripBase

A travel blogging friend of mine, Sophie, has just nominated me (thank you!) to take part in the My 7 Links endeavour from TripBase, which means, in plain English, that I get to tell you about seven blog posts of mine that are a bit special for various reasons. So, without further ado, sit back … [Read more...]