Palmyra, Syria, Summer 2010
Palmyra, Syria, Summer 2010

Hi! My name is Zenobia (or Zen if you like). I’ve lived in Holland, the UK, Germany, Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan… before circling back to the UK, but I can frequently be found elsewhere as well.

On this blog I might share (budget) travel tips, stories about unexplored or under-appreciated places – and especially the history of these places. I am a trained historian and archaeologist and I hold a PhD in Near & Middle Eastern Studies, which means I do tend to favour the Near East and North Africa when it comes to travel. I also have an eclectic collection of training in humanitarian affairs, endangered languages, diplomacy and international security. At the moment I am a full-time researcher but I have previously been employed as cartographer, video game artist, Latin tutor and music teacher. I am also always learning a new language (currently mainly Arabic, French and Irish).

You can contact me at zententia at gmail dot com if you would like to work together on anything, I am generally open to suggestions, keeping in mind I also have a full-time job to keep up with.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Zen,

    I came across your blog and was impressed with the quality content that you promote.

    I am interested to know if you do accept guest post for your blog? I am willing to pay $60 for it. In the article I am planning to include my client’s link which is also travel related. I can ensure that it will still be related to your blog, you can review or give me topic if you want.

    Regardless, thanks for creating such a quality blog.


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