Best Adventure Activities in AlUla
Monday, 17 June 2024 / Published in Asia
From swinging across gorges to soaring in hot air balloons, Al Ula in Saudi Arabia promises thrilling adventures with breathtaking views. Saudi Arabia and AlUla are trending and I can completely understand why. I mean, what’s there not to like. AlUla is a captivating oasis in northwestern Saudi Arabia and it is fast becoming a
Best things to do in Medina
Tuesday, 23 April 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
Opened for tourism in 2023, visiting Medina as a Non-Muslim is a completely new experience. Let me tell you all you need to know and what the best things to do are. Welcome to Medina, a city steeped in history and spirituality, and the second holiest place in Islam after Mecca. You can call this
How to Get Around Saudi Arabia
Thursday, 04 April 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
Buses, trains, cheap flights, and taxis – getting around Saudi Arabia is much easier than you might think. Just a few years ago, Saudi Arabia was one of the most secluded countries in the world, and tourism was not even permitted. Well, the situation has drastically changed. Saudi Arabia now welcomes tourists and is building
Wahiba Sands was a highlight for most of us
Thursday, 28 March 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
Are you in camping mode, eager to explore as much as possible, or unable to rent a car? I’ve prepared road trip itineraries in Oman for each type of traveler. After completing my second road trip in Oman, I decided to try something different. This time, I opted for a scheduled road trip instead of
How to plan a road trip in Oman
Wednesday, 20 March 2024 / Published in Asia, Destinations
I traveled to Oman twice on a road trip. Let me tell you how to start planning, and what the do’s and don’ts are for your next adventure. I consider Oman the best country to get introduced to the Middle East and one of the best countries in the world to plan a road trip.
What makes Sharjah different from the other Arab Emirates?
Tuesday, 02 May 2023 / Published in Asia, Destinations
From its rich cultural heritage to its contemporary art scene, Sharjah sets itself apart from its neighbouring emirates. As soon as you leave Dubai and enter Sharjah, you can see how different it is from the UAE’s hotspots. Skyscrapers are replaced with libraries and museums, and the city’s cultural heritage is evident everywhere you go.
Everything you need to know about the Sharjah Light Festival in UAE
Tuesday, 25 April 2023 / Published in Asia, Destinations
I visited the Sharjah Light Festival in the UAE and embarked on a journey that combined lights, technology, and magic. Here is everything you need to know if you plan on visiting the Sharjah Lights Festival too. As I strolled through the various exhibitions at the Sharjah Lights Festival last February, I was in awe
Oman Juan Martinez Road Trip in Oman mountains
Sunday, 10 February 2019 / Published in Destinations
Crossing deserts, cruising mountains and sleeping on a completely empty beach afterwards. I think a road trip in Oman can be considered a lifetime experience. Oman was not the first country that came to my mind when I thought where to go for the perfect road trip. It was not even the first country when
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 / Published in Destinations
Oman is best traveled by car. This is how you can make the most of it and rent the right vehicle. Oman has become one my favourite countries for a road trip: Roads are in perfect shape, routes are extremely beautiful and getting off the beaten path is big part of the adventure. However, finding
Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar
Saturday, 02 February 2019 / Published in Destinations
Known as the small country for a stopover, Qatar is more than that. These are my tips on how to travel to Qatar and discover its cultural and natural beauty Qatar is growing at an incredibly fast pace. Every day new skyscrapers are rising up and whole cities get transformed every month. It´s difficult to
Visiting and camping in Wadi rum
Saturday, 21 April 2018 / Published in Destinations
Are you thinking what to do in Wadi Rum during your next trip to Jordan?. Camping in Wadi Rum is inexpensive, easy and breathtaking. Gigantic rocks surrounding the red sand and two camels walking in the middle of the desert. Images like these are very common in Wadi Rum, one of the most beautiful places
Petra without entrance fee
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 / Published in Destinations
We didn’t walk those four hours up to the Monastery and could enter Petra without paying entrance fee. Curiously, some locals were the ones taking us there. This was Petra’s back entrance When I read in an article the entrance fee in Petra is more expensive than Disneyworld, I wasn´t surprised at all. I mean,
Road trip in Petra and renting a car in Jordan
Monday, 02 April 2018 / Published in Destinations
There is an inexplicable charm to driving around a country and my road trip in Jordan was no exception. I had always wanted to do a road trip in a middle eastern country and a road trip in Jordan was the perfect opportunity to make that dream come true. I find it fascinating to drive