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What it’s like staying with the Bedouin in Wadi Rum

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Some Bedouin still live in the desert, in tents they have woven themselves from animal hair. Some still cook zarb, a Bedouin BBQ, where hot coals, meat and vegetables are buried in a hole in the sand for a few hours, until it is dug up and shared around the campfire. But life for most Bedouin is changing.

19/04/2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment
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What it’s like to travel during Ramadan in Turkey, Morocco and the Middle East

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Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, a time when millions of Muslims engage in religious thought and ritual fasting. But what's it like to travel in Turkey, Morocco, Egypt and Iran during Ramadan? Here's everything you need to know.

24/05/2017 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment
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A map of Jerusalem’s most iconic sights

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Explore Jerusalem's essential attractions with this interactive map of the ancient city.

28/04/2017 / By / , , , / Post a Comment
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‘Arrival visas are a piece of cake’: An Iran traveller tells all

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Want to know the ins and outs of travel in Iran? Go to the source, that's what we say. And especially if that source's passport has more stamps than a philatelist convention...

07/02/2017 / By / , / Post a Comment
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Everything you need to know about travel in Iran

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Travellers touch down in Tehran with images of shimmering mosques and palm trees, only to be confronted with an on-arrival visa process that makes grown men weep. But don't worry, we're here to help.

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