Doesn’t Syria look warm and inviting in this vintage Middle East travel poster? It was an alluring destination. Now Syria is the most war-torn place on the planet. Syria used to be: Sophisticated Culturally and religiously diverse Had four international airports A popular destination for ancient monuments A revered place of learning Arabic, particularly Famous forContinue reading “Middle East travel before the madness”
A new nail polish detects date rape drugs such as GBH, Xanax and Rohypnol. This extraordinary invention has been revealed on one of my favourite websites Not Impossible Now. Four students at North Carolina State University invented the nail polish. The brand is called Undercover Colors. Women can simply dip their fingers into their drinks, whichContinue reading “Travel tip: Nail polish detects date rape drugs”
Are we snapping away so much we miss the moment? The full 3-D experience? I was as guilty as the next traveller of taking too many pictures. I could be such a snappy happy little addict. Couldn’t wait to get my next fix. But I had a sneaking feeling it was sabotaging my memories. IContinue reading “Does photography ruin travel?”
One of the joys of travelling is finding an exciting new city where you’d like to put down roots for a while. If you’re looking for a criteria, this will help. The latest results of the 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit Liveable Cities survey rank the best and worst liveable cities with Damascus at the bottomContinue reading “Best and worst liveable cities”
Here’s my tips for solo women travellers, which include safety and cultural awareness. It’s a big, bad world, but going solo can be a lot of fun.
Here’s my list on 10 best things to do in Dubai on a budget. You’ll stay solvent and have a great time.
You don’t need to go overboard but dress and behaviour codes are essential in Dubai, coz the UAE rules, OK?
September’s Wish List: Cycle the rural back roads of Vietnam through picturesque villages and rice fields, or how about a garden tour through Jordan?
Qatar Airways has won Skytrax’s best airline award for the second year running. The Doha-based carrier retained the coveted title of Airline of the Year 2012 and notched up two further awards.
The iconic movie Casablanca wasn’t filmed there, yet travellers still flock to Morocco’s biggest city with stars in their eyes, where many residents have never heard of the film. But you can visit Rick’s Café, designed around the Hollywood version.