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  • 12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

    12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

    November 16th, 2016Gavin Thomas
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    The Middle East is a paradox. Located at the cultural crossroads between east and west, the region nowadays tends to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, but also served as one of the major cradles of human civilization and birthplace of the world’s three great monotheisms. Myriad stunning mementoes of the region’s cosmopolitan and... Read more »

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  • 20 destinations to see before they disappear

    20 destinations to see before they disappear

    September 11th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Sampling craft beers in the Holy Land

    Sampling craft beers in the Holy Land

    April 14th, 2014Nick Appleyard
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    A sense of revolution is playing a central part in an unlikely craft beer scene currently thriving in the heart of the Middle East. Fearless beer-loving Yorkshireman Nick Appleyard set off in search of the best pint he could find on either side of Israel’s security barrier. It’s fair to say the Holy Land hasn’t... Read more »

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  • Masada: conquering Herod’s hilltop palace

    Masada: conquering Herod’s hilltop palace

    September 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    The steep cliffs rising out of the Judean Desert look like an unlikely place for a fortress, but there, 400m up, overlooking the Dead Sea, sits the legendary stronghold of Masada. Masada was first fortified by Herod the Great in the late first century BC, who was apparently so scared his people would revolt that he built this... Read more »

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  • Checking out the Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv

    Checking out the Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv

    September 18th, 2013Site Editor
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    Tel Aviv is a city with chutzpah, a loud, gesticulating expression of urban Jewish culture. Revelling in a Mediterranean-style café culture, it has dozens of bars and clubs, all aimed squarely at the under-30s. It doesn’t seem likely to have much in the way of architectural interest – it was only founded in 1909 –... Read more »

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  • Fighting off the cats in Israel & The Palestinian Territories

    Fighting off the cats in Israel & The Palestinian Territories

    September 17th, 2013Site Editor
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    The Middle East isn’t all desert, desert, desert. Take a break from sand and head for the water: stand on the walls of Acre and watch the sun sink into the Mediterranean. Acre is one of the most evocative Palestinian towns inside Israel. There are ancient walls, mosques, gardens and museums here, but this old... Read more »

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  • Follow Jesus to Nazareth, Israel

    Follow Jesus to Nazareth, Israel

    September 16th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Secreted away in the souk quarter behind the Basilica of the Annunciation, in a maze of streets too narrow for cars, lies the Fauzi Azar Inn – a 200-year-old mansion that has been converted into the most welcoming place to stay in Nazareth. Centred on an arched courtyard, its ten adjoining rooms are decked out... Read more »

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  • Which weird foods have you tried?

    Which weird foods have you tried?

    September 9th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    From rotten eggs in China to Canadian jellied moose nose, we’ve found some of the weirdest foods of the world, and showcased them in a rather stomach-churning gallery for your viewing pleasure. But now we want to know what weird foods you love, hate or have been brave enough to sample on your travels. It seems our... Read more »

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  • 17 weird foods of the world

    17 weird foods of the world

    September 6th, 2013James Rice
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