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Babylon: Visiting the Fabled City

Babylon: Visiting the Fabled City   Babylon is probably the most famous place in the whole of Iraq, despite the fact that the hanging gardens are long gone.  Archeologists aren’t even sure that they were actually in Babylon!  However, the archeological site is...

Samarra: Climbing the Malwiya Minaret

Samarra: Climbing the Malwiya Minaret   The Malwiya minaret is one of the most iconic buildings in Iraq and was the highlight of my 3 week trip to the country.  It’s beautiful, terrifying if you have vertigo and located in Samarra, a city not under the authority...

Iraq Independent Travel Guide

Iraq Independent Travel Guide This is my comprehensive guide to backpacking Iraq without a guide or tour group.  A lot of people have the impression that Iraq is an expensive, dangerous and difficult place to travel and, after spending three weeks there, I can say...

Couchsurfing Numaligarh and the Kaziranga National Park

Couchsurfing Numaligarh and the Kaziranga National Park   The Seven Sisters is the local name for the seven states that make up north-east India, the far north eastern part of the country wedged between Bangladesh, Nepal, China and Myanmar.  Few tourists visit...

Hermel & Beyond: Road Tripping Remote Lebanon

Hermel & Beyond: Road Tripping Remote Lebanon As a Scot, I’m used to living in countries far bigger than my own.  Lebanon is the exception - the entire country is only about 200km long and 80km wide at its widest point.  So how, you might ask, can there be ‘remote...

Dola Koyakoya: Hiking the Haunted Mountain of Alor Island

Dola Koyakoya: Hiking the Haunted Mountain of Alor Island When I was planning my trip to Alor Island, I noticed Dola Koyakoya, a large mountain on the eastern end of the island, and became inspired to climb it.  After a lot of Googling, the only thing I came up with...

Pagwi: Gateway to the Sepik River

Pagwi: Gateway to the Sepik River    I started my journey to Pagwi from Wewak, the closest town on the coast, with the help of a friendly Christian security guard with two wives(!) and after a hair raising journey through bandit country to get there.  My first...

Papua New Guinea: A Tale of Bandits and Bush Knives

Aitape to Wewak: A Tale of Bandits and Bush Knives    I awoke early in Aitape, northern Papua New Guinea, the day I travelled to Wewak, with no idea what to expect or how hair raising the day was going to be.  That morning, Joseph, one of the sons of the family I...

Living Through the Beirut Explosion

Living Through the Beirut Explosion    It was just after 6pm and, after working from my apartment in Beirut all day due to Covid 19, I was lying on my bed chatting to friends on WhatsApp, when suddenly a low rumbling noise filled the air and the ground started to...

On Rough Seas – Vanimo to Aitape

On Rough Seas - Vanimo to Aitape    One of the great things about crossing PNG’s only land border, from Jayapura in West Papua, is that the first stop is the little seaside town of Vanimo.  It’s safe, pretty, and populated by friendly locals; a gentle...

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Who am I and why do I travel?

Quit & Go Travel is a blog for those who want to really experience a place during their travels.  I believe that there are unique experiences to be had everywhere in the world, from New York to rural Gagauzia, Moldova, and that it’s the people you meet, not the things you see, that are the key to a successful trip.  My goal is to open the eyes of people who stick to the beaten path, or who dismiss places without major tourist attracts as uninteresting, to what travel can be with an open-mind and a sense of adventure.  Hopefully it will inspire you to visit some places you might otherwise not have considered or to make the effort to meet some local people during your next trip, or at the very least provide you with some entertaining reading even if this type of travel is not your cup of tea.