Middle East & Africa Travel Tips
Africa and the Middle East are about the romance of adventure and countless other impressions, for within their seemingly boundless confines you'll experience pretty much everything.
At first try a gentle landing, whether it be Egypt of the pharoahs and the five-star Nile cruisers; exhilarating, post-apartheid South Africa and its sexy, sophisticated showpiece city of Cape Town; or solidly modern Namibia, where traditional cultures and mod cons make a marvelous mix. In the Middle East, there's nowhere quite as spectacular as Dubai, a pleasure palace in the desert.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
Hiking in Israel
is a many splendored thing. There’s no need to waste time singing its
praises. Better to share as many options as possible among the seemingly
endless list of worthy ...
The third-largest city in Lebanon , Sidon
is rich with historically significant travel destinations. The old
city and the majority of its attractions are accessible by bus in as
little as an ...
Written by Hudson, USA, August 2012
As you might expect, a cruise down the Nile River is a trip so special
that it ranks up there with greatest trips in a lifetime. The lifeblood
and greater Africa since the dawn of ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Taking a safari trip in South Africa is one of those experiences many people have on their life lists – most people are lucky to go on one African safari in their lifetime. Not only that, the cost of ...
When venturing to a new destination, it’s always a good idea to come prepared with a dependable and accurate map. This is definitely true in Dubai, where the lay of the land can be somewhat confusing ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2011
Eastern Cape’s Port Elizabeth is one of South Africa’s most attractive cities, known for its excellent beaches even before it was spruced up as a host city for last year’s World Cup. But the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2013
The weather does not usually get as cold during the Israeli winter as it does in the West, but that doesn’t mean that there is not a winter. Once in a blue moon a sliver of white snow comes down and ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2011
Widely renowned as being one the leading art and archaeological museums in the world today, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem was the brainchild of former Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek and houses ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
Jumeirah Beach: located roughly 25 minutes by car from the center of Dubai City ,
is a destination that features some of the best white sand beaches in
the region, as well as panoramic views, ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2012
One of the most enduring Western clichés about the “exotic
East”—along with the harem and the caravanserai of camels making its
stately progress across the desert sands—is that of the souk. A ...
Visitors to Dubai, that great gem of a modern travel destination in the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula of the Persian Gulf, will want to plan a visit to the massive Mall of the ...
Israel ‘s Tel Aviv
boasts an array of market shopping options. While prices may not be the
bargain bin steals of other middle-eastern shopping outlets, the wares
are top quality, genuine and ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
Easily the most iconic historic site in Israel , the ruined stronghold known simply as Masada is located atop an isolated pinnacle of rock overlooking the Dead Sea
at the western end of the ...
Written by JC, Germany, April 2012
Europe or Africa? Well if you’re not fussy (at all) about authenticity, you can – almost, kind of – have both at the same time. The complex of Montecasino in the Fourways district of northern ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2011
Located 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee ,
Mount Tabor is believed by many Christians to be the site of the
transfiguration of Jesus. Whatever the truth of such claims, the area
has certainly ...
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