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Sightseeing in Jordan

Jordan is a beautiful country with lots to offer the inquisitive traveller. Here are a couple of sights you should definitely check out while you’re there: Petra: Not to be missed is Jordan’s ancient archeological city of Petra, known to many as the site of the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.…

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Dubai on a Dirham

So the title is slightly misleading, because having lived in Dubai for 22 years, I’ve only found two things you can buy here for 1 Dirham (18pence!), and one of them is a bottle of water! Dubai isn’t a notorious backpacker destination partly due to all of the 5* hotels and the life of luxury…

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Making the Most of Your Trip to Israel

First of all, go with an open mind. With all of the media coverage of the conflict in Israel and Palestine, it can be hard to divorce the images of violence from the image of Israel itself. It can be tempting to want to mentally piece together things you’ve heard to create a picture of…

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Here’s Why The Middle East Should Be On Your Travel Agenda

If someone were to ask you what you know about the Middle East, chances are your brain would automatically start flicking through an archive of news articles, with buzzwords such as war, terror, and violence jumping to the forefront. It’s also very likely not high up on your travel bucket list, if it’s made it…