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One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and has a history that dates back to the 10th century. Nicknamed “The City of a Thousand Minarets”, this ...
The capital of the United Arab Emirates—as well as the largest and richest—manages to hold on to its cultural heritage while modernizing at a dizzying rate. Known for its beaches, excellent museums, ...
Accepted by most members of the United Nations as the de facto capital of Israel, Tel Aviv is not, in fact, the city that Israel names as its capital. Officially, the city of Jerusalem is the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012
One of the oldest continuously occupied areas in Israel , Akko (or Acre) contains the structural remnants of a tumultuous past. The annals of history may include nearly continuous conflicts, ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011
Located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank near the northern end of the Dead Sea, Jericho is both the lowest permanently inhabited site on earth and the oldest continuously occupied city known to ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
While visiting Jerusalem , you’ll discover many tantalizing excursions both in and out of the city. The following come highly recommended.
A short bus and/or “sherut” trip from ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2013
The blue streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco, have made the city one of the most striking and photogenic destinations in North Africa. Indeed, reliable travel tips can be difficult to find for ...
Whether or not you are religiously inclined, visiting Jerusalem
at Christmas time is a wonderful experience. Though the typical
trappings of the holiday are not omnipresent, the city has a lot ...
Written by JC, Germany, July 2011
Many seasoned travelers will draw a blank when you mention the name “Hatta”, which can partly be blamed on its unusual location: you’ll find it in a secluded corner of the patchwork that makes up ...
Written by JC, Germany, February 2012
Egypt has the oldest railway network in Africa, dating back more than one and a half centuries and now covering over 5000 kilometers. Generally efficient, safe and reliable, rail is one of the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2012
The coastal community of Eilat is located at the southern tip of Israel ,
and consists mainly of a four-mile strip of beach along the Red Sea. To
say that the town is a resort community would be ...
Though it is strangely off the radar for many Western tourists, the Emirate of Dubai has grown into a fantastic travel destination, particularly for vacations with the family.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012
Just getting into Tel Aviv ,
Israel’s second most populace city, is an experience in and of itself —
the airport is one of the most secure in the world, with all the
searches, delays, and ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
Accessible by bus from the much larger (and far less interesting) town of Tiberias, Israel , is the tiny kibbutz on the banks of the Sea of Galilee known as Ginosar. Founded in 1937 by socialist ...
Written by JC, Germany, October 2011
The launch of Dubai Metro rail system in 2009 represented a huge step forward for a city where infrastructure has often struggled to keep pace with development. Editor's Note: This recommendation ...
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