Middle East

The Sultanate of Oman. Just the name of this country transports you to an exotic ancient place full of jewels and Sinbad-like characters. But Oman is also an upcoming travel destination that will give you so much variety of experiences: Read more >
By Velvet from Must Love Dust Ramadan in Qatar Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims which involves a number of lifestyle changes. The aim is to bring oneself closer to God through behaviour. Qatar is just 1 of Read more >
The air around me was cool and damp, the kind of pervasive dampness only found in old spaces, spaces locked off from human habitation for decades, centuries even. On every wall, remnants of an ancient culture depicted animals, kings, triumphs, and women, lots of women. We had visited several desert castles in Jordan that day, and Quseir Amra was […]
Brought to you in part by Insure and Go The idea of travelling in the Middle East may seem fraught with difficulties, given much of the region’s turbulent political climate – but Jordan is a country that offers a relatively Read more >
By Liz from L’appel du Vide Jerusalem is a city divided. Claimed by four very distinct religious and cultural groups, the city is full of beauty, conflict and history. As you walk around the old city you can’t help but Read more >
After a wonderful 6 year relationship with my now-fiancé, he broke some life-changing news. He wanted us to move to his home country, Israel, to continue his education and see his family. At first I was shocked and, quite frankly, Read more >
The wackiest ideas are often born from a single comment, an off-handed remark meant as a joke but then expanded into a full-fledged idea. This is precisely the case with my decision to jump around Jordan; my very first day in the country fellow travel blogger Jodi joked about my recent travels through China where […]
I like to fancy myself a citizen of the planet…I go places, I see, I do, I eat and I learn. And on the eating front, I take cooking classes in new places with the forever hope that someone eventually imparts in me the skills it takes to cook anything beyond a truly awesome American […]
A rose-red city half as old as time; though these words sound like the opening lyrics to a love song, they’re instead penned by a poet and speak of an ancient civilization that carved evidence of their history deep into the soft sandstone rocks jutting toward the soft blue Jordanian skies. Wandering through the miles […]
The hilltop holding Amman’s temple is unremarkable as far as hills are concerned; the things, Amman, Jordan is a city comprised of seven hills, and the one holding the Temple of Hercules isn’t taller than the others, it’s not greener, or more “hilly,” but yet this hill was the one chosen by the ancient Romans […]

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