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”
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?”
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?
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.
A young Cairene blogger gives her opinion on how safe it is to travel to Egypt. Last week we featured a story on travel company Cox & Kings boss Steve Reynolds, who says after a recent holiday there with his family, that Egypt is open for business.
La Maison Arabe is an elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Marrakesh with a cookery school, where guests roll up their sleeves and immerse themselves in Moroccan cuisine.
Fabulous tours of Spain by rail, hiking through the Italian Alps, cooking in Abruzzo and an Arabian Odyssey in Oman. Your adventure starts here!
Double Pulitzer prize winner Anthony Shadid was bureau chief for the New York Times in Beirut. Shadid died in Syria. His stories from conflict zones were the poetry of war reporting.