Machu Picchu needs little introduction. Built by the Incans in the 15th century, this spiritual, ancient site on the eastern slope of the Andes has become an iconic destination for travellers across the world.
Gently fluttering in the wind; prayer flags are a modest symbol of an elaborate history.
Latin America’s a pretty diverse part of the world. For a start, it’s speckled with countless remnants and relics of ancient civilisations, which lend the region a distinct air of mystique. The vivaciousness of the locals is also renowned – from the dance halls of Brazil and Argentina to the eateries of Mexico and Peru, commotion and passion is commonplace.
The Middle East. Picture it in your mind for a moment. Chances are, you’re envisioning deserts, ancient history, centuries-old architecture and perhaps the odd camel or two. But we bet you’re not thinking about its beaches.
A picture can conjure a feeling, but Morocco simply has to be experienced firsthand. Here, enchanting culture, effervescent locals and the vibrant backdrop combine in a rich blend of true Middle Eastern splendour.
A land of mystery, myths, pharaohs and pyramids – Egypt’s about as enigmatic as they come. From the ancient kingdom taught to eager young minds all over the world to the modern-day hotbed of cultural and political change and revolution, this is one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
There’s being a tourist and there’s being a responsible tourist. As you’d rightly imagine, there’s a significant difference between the two. From the way travellers interact with local people, to the way they behave and where they spend their money – there’s a lot to consider. That said, it’s not hard.
When considering a trip to the Middle East, news stories of unrest and general safety risks can provoke a spike in anxiety for potential travellers. What many neglect to remember, however, is that the Middle East isn’t one big country that can be easily stereotyped.
The Middle East: home of pyramids, deserts, camels, myths, legends, great hospitality and of course, fantastic food. Fresh herbs, subtle spices (though some are, admittedly, more subtle than others), soul-warming breads, cool salads and deliciously seasoned meats – the Middle East is the place to visit for all of these.
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