Middle East

The Middle East is living, breathing proof of an old maxim: you don’t know, until you go. Forget the headlines and the hyperbole; this is the cradle of civilisations, an ancient land emerging as a modern power, with the money, culture and panache to back it up. Ride camels with Bedouin tribespeople across the dunes of the Sahara, haggle for gold in the souqs of downtown Amman, cruise the Nile beneath the white sail of a felucca or float forever in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Wherever you go, three things will follow: the faint scent of cloves and camel, the echoing call to prayer and the smiles of people that call this place home. 

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Articles on travel in the Middle East

Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2015

With vegan-diets becoming more common on a global scale, travellers are starting to look for an alternative.

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“Welcome to Jordan!” Seven tips to help you achieve total local immersion

Posted on Tue, 4 Aug 2015

Upon arriving in Jordan, the first thing you'll hear is, “Where are you from?” And the second, almost every time, is: “Ahhh…Welcome! Welcome to Jordan!”

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Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2015

Goodlooking, humble and hot - Jordan's got all the right qualities for a perfect travel date.

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Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015

Think you can guess your fav show’s shooting locations? You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

Posted on Fri, 5 Jun 2015

At a time when much of the region sadly seems to be wracked by upheaval and unrest, the Middle East might not seem the world’s most alluring travel destination. And […]

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Desert essentials: our definitive Jordan packing guide

Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015

People packing for a Jordan adventure have to be prepared for all conditions. Mostly hot ones.

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Wisdom from the wilderness: 7 lessons I learnt while travelling in Egypt

Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015

In some ways Egypt was the land I’d expected it to be: an exotic green strip clinging to the banks of the Nile. But in others it was a surprise. A big one.

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How to cook the Moroccan dish you never even knew existed (recipe)

Posted on Mon, 4 May 2015

Pigeon Pastilla is THE dish of Morocco.

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School’s out: The educational benefits of travel (in Morocco!)

Posted on Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Sometimes, getting out into the world can teach kids so much more than they can learn in a classroom. And this group of kids is proof.

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How to prepare for your trekking holiday: a seven step guide

Posted on Wed, 18 Feb 2015

Sure, you can rock up at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro with nothing but a song in your heart and a pocket full of dreams. But you’re going to be in for a bit of a shock.

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Planning a trekking holiday? Here’s the only packing guide you’ll ever need

Posted on Mon, 16 Feb 2015

Trekking may just seem like walking for a long time up and down hills (and to a certain extent, it is), but there’s usually a lot of preparation required to do it successfully.

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Recipes of the world: Harira soup (Morocco)

Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014

Make it yourself, then head out on Intrepid’s Real Food Adventure Morocco to taste the real deal.

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