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Travel guide: Crossing the Turkey – Iraqi Kurdistan land border (March 2022)

As border crossings go, for us the Ibrahim Khalil border between Cizre, Turkey and Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan was a welcoming and laid back experience, if a bit lengthy. In fact, the most difficult part of getting stamped into Iraq was actually crossing Turkey in a blizzard. Before making the crossing we had a few reservations so this post is to put fellow overland travellers at ease and share some things we wish we had known before we got there!

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Algeria: top tips for independent travel

Getting to Algeria as independent travellers wasn’t easy, but the people, culture and spectacular surroundings made it well worth the admin headache. Here’s a price guide, one week itinerary and top budget travel tips in from our time in January 2023…

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The 7 best land border crossings in the world

Maybe it’s because we come from a lonely little Island, but to us there’s something quite special about casually walking, cycling or train-ing over an invisible line into an entirely new country. From making friends with border guards at passport control to getting your head round baffling visa regulations, it’s an unforgettable moment of any trip. Here our some of our favourite land border crossings, plus the wild and wacky experiences that went along with them…

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Optimising weekends away: 3 days in Jordon for £250pp

This is your Jordan travel taster menu: a long weekend that contains a little bit of everything. And it cost us a grand total of £250 per person. From snorkelling with sunken treasures to ancient wonders and breathtaking deserts, the country is compact and welcoming enough to try it all. Here’s our guide on how to sample everything the Switzerland of the Middle East has to offer on the cheap.

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8 tips for choosing where to eat when travelling

When you’re on the road choosing where to eat can go from the most exciting part of the day to a bore that takes forever. Following this foolproof guide will guarantee you a tasty treat and, more often than not, an unforgettable experience. Very occasionally just the latter. So here are our seven commandments for finding the best food around the world.

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Best Brighton & South Downs cycle routes

Lockdown turned us into self-titled local cycle experts. If you don’t believe me, check out this blog. These are ideas for cycles in and around Brighton that you can do in a day, ranging from the short and sweet to the long and leg -hurty. We’ll also throw in some top tips for cycling around the south coast because we’re kind like that.

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