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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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  • The most spectacular deserts around the world

    The most spectacular deserts around the world

    June 16th, 2014Helen Abramson
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  • Five top isolated retreats

    Five top isolated retreats

    June 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    Whether we dwell in city centre or suburb, we nearly all dream of escaping the humdrum and finding somewhere truly off the grid. As the world shrinks, more and more places that promise isolation find their offerings increasingly crowded. Here’s five destinations, drawn from Rough Guides’ Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, that... Read more »

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  • Ghost towns – top five abandoned habitations

    Ghost towns – top five abandoned habitations

    March 15th, 2012Site Editor
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    There’s nothing quite as atmospheric as a deserted but once inhabited place. Here’s five of our top picks for any ghost town hunter. This article was originally published in November 2010. Ghadames, Libya The houses in Ghadames, a pastel-coloured town in the Sahara Desert, are as dense as honeycomb – it’s possible for the women... Read more »

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