Visiting Matka Canyon by public bus

Visiting Matka Canyon by public bus

Matka canyon is located just outside Skopje, but you really can’t tell that you’re close to a city when you’re out there. It’s accessible by public bus, and there’s a selection of hiking, boating and kayaking on offer. 
Two days in Skopje, the city of so many statues

Two days in Skopje, the city of so many statues

There’s a lot to see in Skopje, but in two days we saw most of the center and also took a trip out to the gorgeous Matka Canyon just outside the city. Don’t miss the old bazaar, taking a good look at some of the funny statues and doing the free walking tour to learn more. 
Six things to do in Pristina, Kosovo

Six things to do in Pristina, Kosovo

Excellent food, interesting history and funny buildings and monuments should be enough to make you want to visit Pristina. Kosovo may not be on everyone’s itinerary quite yet, but there’s still plenty to stay entertained for a weekend. 
Bonus country: exploring Doha, Qatar, on a transit tour

Bonus country: exploring Doha, Qatar, on a transit tour

On our way to Oman, we had the opportunity to get an extra stamp on a layover in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Our city tour was brief and superficial, but still gave us an idea of what Doha is like. We’re not so much into luxury, and especially not paying for it, so the tour was a good compromise. 
How to travel Oman on a budget

How to travel Oman on a budget

Although it is probably best known as a luxury destination, it is definitely possible to travel Oman on a budget. With a combination of camping, self-catering and saving on transportation, the trip won’t break the bank. Here’s what we spent, and how to keep it cheap. 
What we did on our one day in Muscat

What we did on our one day in Muscat

Since we were camping, we were staying outside of the cities on this trip, but there were still some things that we wanted to see during our one day in Muscat. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Mutrah souk, to name a few. 
The fascinating Wadi Bani Khalid and Wadi Shab

The fascinating Wadi Bani Khalid and Wadi Shab

We visited two of the wadis that have been adapted to tourism but not overwhelmingly so: Wadi Bani Khalid and Wadi Shab. Wadi Bani Khalid is excellent for swimming and relaxing, while Wadi Shab offers a great hike down the gorge. 
Quality time with camels at a Wahiba Sands desert camp

Quality time with camels at a Wahiba Sands desert camp

We stayed in an organized desert camp as we were insecure about venturing into the desert on our own, and it turned out really well. We had the chance to meet some camels up close, climbed the sand dunes and took cover during a fierce sandstorm.