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5 reasons why the Middle East should be your next holiday destination


In news headlines over the last few decades, the Middle East has often been portrayed as unwelcoming and unsafe for Western tourists. But, as many travellers know, you shouldn’t always believe what you hear about a place before you visit it…

07/09/2018 / By / , , , , , , / Post a Comment
Carla in her bedouin tent

I loved my tour of Jordan so much that I moved in with the Bedouin


How does one tell their dad that they want to move to a run-down, conservative, Muslim, Bedouin village located in the hot bed of world conflict, where she doesn’t speak the language or have a place to live?

05/09/2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment
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What it’s like staying with the Bedouin in Wadi Rum


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


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


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

28/04/2017 / By / , , , / Post a Comment