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Amelia - Original Traveller

Amelia Stewart

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Middle East, Africa and Europe.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • A road trip down West coast of America ending up at the Burning Man festival
  • Swim the Hellespont swim in Turkey
  • Cycling around Palestine
  • Take a train from London to Tehran
  • Eat my way around Italy

Best Moments

  • Celebrating Timkat Festival in Ethiopia
  • Witnessing a solar eclipse in the middle of the Libyan Sahara
  • Nights under the stars in any desert
  • Dancing with Tuareg in Timbuktu
  • A cup of tea and a biscuit at the end of any long walk

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Getting lost and nearly running out of water in a remote part of the Algerian Sahara.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Climbing a mountain outside of Yazd in Iran with an Iranian rock climber training for the Olympics. We came to a vertiginous plateau at about 4000m a few hours from the summit and it was freezing cold with snow on the ground and darkness falling. About 20 trekkers suddenly pitched up as we all eyed up the only shelter to sleep in - a tiny tin can hut covered in political slogans. We built a huge fire, ate kebabs, sang songs and giggled hysterically in the thin air. Then we crammed ourselves into this hut which was lit by a single naked bulb that flickered on and off…A surreal night

Explore my blog posts

Tigray, Ethiopia

Sacred Landscapes of Ethiopia

Sacred Landscapes of Ethiopia

Plov Recipe from Uzbekistan

Plov Recipe from Uzbekistan

Spotlight on Jordan: Lawrence of Arabia turns 50

Spotlight on Jordan: Lawrence of Arabia turns 50

The Magic of Sri Lanka

The Magic of Sri Lanka

Georgia: Back to Tbilisi via Batumi (Part 5)

Georgia: Back to Tbilisi via Batumi (Part 5)

Georgia: The Svaneti Region (Part 4)

Georgia: The Svaneti Region (Part 4)

Georgia: Visiting Gori (Part 3)

Georgia: Visiting Gori (Part 3)

The Timkat Festival in Ethiopia

The Timkat Festival in Ethiopia

Georgia: Into the Georgian Countryside (Part 2)

Georgia: Into the Georgian Countryside (Part 2)

Georgia: Discovering Tbilisi (Part 1)

Georgia: Discovering Tbilisi (Part 1)

Armenia: Visit Armenia (Part 3)

Armenia: Visit Armenia (Part 3)

Armenia: Khor Virap and Norovank (Part 2)

Armenia: Khor Virap and Norovank (Part 2)

Armenia Holidays: Arriving in Yerevan (Part 1)

Armenia Holidays: Arriving in Yerevan (Part 1)

Amelia's Latest Trip to Libya

Amelia's Latest Trip to Libya

80 Senses: #40 - Stallholders in the Souqs of Aleppo Syria

80 Senses: #40 - Stallholders in the Souqs of Aleppo Syria

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