Travel

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

The Beach Holiday: Finally, I’m A Convert

The Beach Holiday: Finally, I’m A Convert

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: I've never seen the point of sitting, doing nothing on a beach. Now I do. …

‘What I’ll Miss About Islam’: A Dubai Expat’s View

‘What I’ll Miss About Islam’: A Dubai Expat’s View

THE HEDONISTA: When the day inevitably arrives and I wave goodbye to the Middle East I'll miss many aspects of life here. …

Interview: A Guide to Visiting the Real Palestine

Interview: A Guide to Visiting the Real Palestine

KIM WILLIS: Through the tours visitors see the reality of life in the West Bank and Israel, uncoloured by any 'perspective'; they can make up their own minds about the issues. …

A Silent Grandeur: Wafi, Dubai’s Forgotten Mall

A Silent Grandeur: Wafi, Dubai’s Forgotten Mall

THE HEDONISTA: Shop assistants mimic the foyer's statues. A janitor sweeps the floor. It is already clean. He buffs it. But it is already polished.…

How Safe Is It To Travel as a Woman in Morocco?

How Safe Is It To Travel as a Woman in Morocco?

KJ, THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It's a fascinating place but as a woman you may be worried travelling alone.What precautions should you take? …

Jerusalem Postcard: Tears, Trinkets, Traffic

Jerusalem Postcard: Tears, Trinkets, Traffic

STEVE ROYSTON: "When we enter Jerusalem, you will be surrounded by people who will try to take your money. I know these people..."…

News Analysis: New Age ‘Attack’ on Pyramids

News Analysis: New Age ‘Attack’ on Pyramids

As if Egypt doesn't have enough problems at the moment its most famous tourist attraction has been the focus of a bizarre online campaign. …

Istanbul Postcard: Still Arguing After 18 Centuries

Istanbul Postcard: Still Arguing After 18 Centuries

STEVE ROYSTON: Spiritually, today’s Istanbulus are not so different from their Byzantine predecessors - they still delight in debate and intrigue.…

Enchanting Mirbat: A Paradise to be Lost

Enchanting Mirbat: A Paradise to be Lost

SUSAN AL SHAHRI: The little known Mirbat is home to some of the most beautiful unspoiled white-sand beaches in Oman, while its bays are home to an incredible variety of marine life...…

Time for Re-Think on Tourism in Saudi Arabia?

Time for Re-Think on Tourism in Saudi Arabia?

LAYLAH: You've got to really want to go, be willing to put up with a lot of red tape and meet strict entry criteria before being allowed entry to the Kingdom. Is it time for a re-think? …

Driving in Beirut: The ‘Rules’ of the Road

Driving in Beirut: The ‘Rules’ of the Road

BRIT IN BEIRUT: Indicator lights are for the weak. Do not expect your fellow drivers to use them. If they do, it’s done to lull you into a false sense of security...…

Pigeon Rocks: Re-Discovering the Beauty of Beirut

Pigeon Rocks: Re-Discovering the Beauty of Beirut

MICH CAFE: Many places were out of bounds during the Civil War so it came as an enormous pleasure to wander freely during my recent trip. …

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