Tag Archives: Middle East

Eid in the Middle East

Last week, the global Muslim population celebrated the end of Ramadan, having looked forward to the end of the fasting month, when Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated. This annual and widely-anticipated event marks the end of Continue reading

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Around the World in Two Days

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Emirates

Global Village is the fastest way to travel the world.

…Not literally, of course,  but this seasonal, cultural extravaganza allows you to visit most of the globe within a few hours.

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Welcome to Jordan: Exploring Amman

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Welcome to Jordan

While Amman perhaps doesn’t offer the kind of exhilarating souk experience with an overwhelming array of spices, artisanal ware and relentless bargaining we often imagine of Arabic cities, it has a subtle charm of its own.

The old part of town, in central Amman, is where the souks lie, beneath Continue reading

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Atheist in the Holy Land: An Observer’s Experience

Before I visited, I considered Jerusalem only as a city for revelling at the abundance of religious sites. The reality, however, is vastly different Continue reading

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Adventures of a Pilgrim: Mecca

The two predominant travellers to Saudi Arabia are expats and pilgrims and I fall into the latter category. Although there has been a slight growth in leisure tourism, religious tourism is a thriving industry, bringing in Continue reading

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