Leila’s Magnificent Expedition Across EMEA: A Quintuple-Year Journey with Marriott and Leviamice

Leila has been traveling extensively for the last five years, taking in the rich cultural diversity of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). Her travels have taken her to several intriguing nations, each with its own special fusion of history, culture, and adventure. Leila has only stayed at Marriott International Hotels during her travels, guaranteeing an opulent and comfortable stay at each location—all of which were easily scheduled through Leviamice.


  • Activities include sailing the Ionian coast, climbing in the Albanian Alps, and exploring the historic ruins of Butrint.
  • Visited places of interest include the stunning beaches of Ksamil and Gjirokastër, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • Activities in Algeria include touring the Sahara Desert, going to the old Roman remains at Timgad, and savoring the regional cuisine.
  • Two Unusual Locations Seen: the M’zab Valley and the Casbah of Algeria.


  • Activities in Austria include skiing in the Alps, going to a Vienna classical symphony, and taking a tour of the ancient Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Particular Locations Seen: The magnificent Salzburg Cathedral and the charming village of Hallstatt.


  • Activities in Azerbaijan include touring the Gobustan mud volcanoes, visiting Baku’s Flame Towers, and taking in the local marketplaces.
  • Particular Locations Seen: The shores of the Caspian Sea and the historic city of Sheki.


  • Activities include seeing the European Parliament in Brussels, sampling Belgian chocolates, and taking a tour of the medieval city of Bruges.
  • Visited places of interest: the Grand Place and the Atomium in Brussels.


  • Activities include diving in the Red Sea, cruising the Nile River, and touring the Giza pyramids.
  • Particular Locations Seen: Luxor’s temples and the Valley of the Kings.


  • Activities include skiing in the French Alps, visiting the Louvre in Paris, and partaking in a wine tasting in Bordeaux.
  • The Loire Valley castles and the French Riviera are two of the most unusual places visited.
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  • Activities include island hopping in the Cyclades, touring the Acropolis in Athens, and exploring the ancient remains of Crete.
  • The beaches of Mykonos and the monasteries of Meteora are two unusual places visited.


  • Activities in Italy: Taking a gondola ride in Venice, touring the Colosseum in Rome, and sipping wine in Tuscany.
  • The ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are two unusual places visited.


  • Activities include camping in Wadi Rum, relaxing in the Dead Sea, and exploring Petra.
  • The capital city of Amman and the Roman remains of Jerash are two unusual places visited.


  • Activities in Kenya include ascending Mount Kenya, going on safari in the Maasai Mara, and visiting the Giraffe Center in Nairobi.
  • Visited places of interest: Lake Nakuru and the Great Rift Valley.
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  • Activities in Morocco: Visiting the blue city of Chefchaouen, trekking in the Atlas Mountains, and exploring the souks of Marrakech.
  • The Sahara Desert and the seaside city of Essaouira are two unusual places visited.


  • Activities: Surfing in Nazaré, touring Lisbon’s Alfama ancient neighborhood, and sampling port wine in Porto.
  • Visited places of interest: the Douro Valley and the Sintra palaces.

South Africa

  • Activities in South Africa: taking a safari in the Kruger National Park, touring the Cape Winelands, and seeing Table Mountain.
  • Visited places of interest: Robben Island and the Garden Route.


  • Activities include exploring Granada’s Alhambra, visiting Barcelona’s Sagrada Família, and tasting tapas in Madrid.
  • Ibiza’s beaches and Seville’s medieval city are two unusual places that visitors have visited.


  • Activities include cruise on Lake Geneva, touring Zurich’s old center, and skiing in Zermatt.
  • Particular Locations Seen: The Matterhorn and the Jungfrau area.
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  • Activities in Turkey include exploring Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, taking a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, and unwinding in Pamukkale’s thermal springs.
  • The seaside village of Bodrum and the historic city of Ephesus are two unusual places visited.

United Arab Emirates

  • Activities in the United Arab Emirates include going on a desert safari, touring the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, and climbing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
  • Visited places of interest: the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Palm Jumeirah.

United Kingdom

  • Activities: Taking a tour of London’s British Museum, traveling to the Scottish Highlands, and going to Bath’s Roman Baths.
  • Visited places of interest: the Lake District and Stonehenge.

Plans for Leila’s Future

Leila wants to visit unexplored nations in order to finish her Europe, Middle East and Africa adventure in the next two years. Her next travel stops are:

  • Iceland: To experience the geothermal baths and view the Northern Lights.
  • Israel: To go to the Dead Sea and see Jerusalem.
  • Kazakhstan: To visit the Charyn Canyon and the city of Almaty.
  • Lebanon: To take in the energetic nightlife of Beirut and visit the historic Baalbek ruins.
  • Maldives: To dive in pristine waters and unwind in overwater bungalows.
  • New Zealand: To discover the dynamic city of Auckland and the breathtaking scenery of the South Island.
  • Sri Lanka: To unwind on immaculate beaches and explore historic temples.
  • Uzbekistan: To travel to the Silk Road’s ancient cities of Bukhara and Samarkand.

Leila’s trip around EMEA has been nothing short of amazing, with each location providing a distinct charm and life-changing events. Her dedication to traveling across the most stunning and varied places on Earth continues to motivate me as I make arrangements for my next travels. Leila’s travels, whether they involve hiking through ancient ruins, indulging in regional cuisine, or lodging in opulent Marriott hotels, are a tribute to the delights of exploration and the splendor of our planet.

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