I’m a freelance travel writer and guidebook author who has lived in the Middle East since 2007.
On this blog I’m going to be exploring long form narrative non-fiction, particularly travel writing. If you’re a bit bored of ‘top-ten places to poke your eyes out with a stick’ articles and blog posts stick around, you might enjoy it.
A little bit about me
I like deserts, and mountains, and am on a constant quest to find the perfect hummus. Sometimes I forget where I’ve been – once I forgot I’d been to an entire country (sorry Chile). I have love affairs with countries and regions. I used to be in love with India, and before that Colombia. Now I’m in love with the Middle East. I’m fickle like that. My top travel skill is I can pack a backpack in three minutes flat. My worst travel habit is that I constantly arrive over-early at bus and train stations. My superpower is I’m a ferociously fast reader. A maths teacher once told me that teaching me was like trying to rake water up hill. I still can’t multiply.
I’m an author for Lonely Planet and Footprint and my writing has been published by BBC Travel, The Telegraph, National Geographic, Wanderlust, and The Independent. You can view my portfolio and contact me at www.jessicaleetravel.com.