Why Not Consider… Iran?

How many countries are actually on the conventional ‘tourist track’? Actually, probably most of the countries in the world if you think about it. If you told someone you were headed to Iran, presuming you were living in a “western” country, you would probably expect that who you told might be a bit surprised, perhaps …

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Dubai, or not Dubai? The Stopover Question!

When travelling from Australia or eastern Asia to Europe, there are number of possible airlines and routes to get you there, and one of the most popular, usually flying Emirates, is to go via Dubai. Emirates connects a large number of European cities to a large number of Asian/Australian towns. And I always hear people …

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City Rumble – Cairo Versus Amman

Let’s head to the Middle East for today’s ‘City Rumble’, I am surprised I haven’t included Cairo in a City Rumble before, and I don’t think I’ve really posted about Amman before at all. So anyways, here we are with the capitals of Egypt and Amman facing off against each other. They are, on the …

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Cities on Sunday – Cairo

Egypt. It’s been a heck of a long time since I visited there, but one things for sure, I still have good memories of the places I went. It’s the sort of place that is genuinely unforgettable with incredible history, the Nile River, the desert and the people. Its capital Cairo has seen its share …

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Wadi Rum – Desert of Dreams

Down the south of Jordan in the Middle East is a very special desert called Wadi Rum. I don’t write much about Jordan, probably because my memories are not so strong from my time there and my diaries are all gone, but it really was a great country to visit for a couple of weeks. …

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