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Aswan Travel Guide 2022: The Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Sights

Aswan Travel Guide 2022: The Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Sights   Aswan is one of the most touristy cities in Egypt and for good reason.  Its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful location on the Nile and the chill Elephantine Island make it the ideal place to hang out for...

Jezzine Travel Guide 2022

Jezzine Travel Guide 2022 The picturesque village of Jezzine is perched high on a cliff top overlooking the incredible Jezzine waterfall - at 90m (295ft), one of the highest waterfalls in Lebanon.  It’s also practically surrounded by Bkassine forest, the largest pine...

Siwa Oasis Travel Guide 2022

Everything you need to know to enjoy travelling the Siwa Oasis, including the old town, the hot springs and delicious Egyptian cuisine.

Ultimate Lebanon Travel Guide 2022: How to Visit Lebanon and Stay Safe During the Crisis

Everything you need to know to enjoy travelling Lebanon during 2022, including the best itineraries, safety tips and amazing Lebanese food.

Life After ISIS: Visiting Mosul and Hatra

I visit Mosul, a city rebuilding brick-by-brick in the aftermath of ISIS, and the beautiful ruins of the ancient city of Hatra.

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 2022

Iraq Independent Travel Guide 2022 Last Updated: 9 May 2022. This is my comprehensive guide to backpacking Iraq without a guide or tour group, updated with the latest information for 2022.  A lot of people have the impression that Iraq is an expensive, dangerous and...

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...

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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.