The Middle East

Is the Middle East your next stop? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer after my two trips there, which have seen me visit Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey; as well as important tourist destinations like the Dead Sea, the Western Wall and the Lost City of Petra. Information about traveling the Middle East with an Israeli passport stamp.

My Turkey Bucket List

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It’s possible to visit Turkey multiple times and do little more than explore Istanbul, which is a veritable rabbit hole of discovery and revelation.

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5 Reasons I Want to Visit Kuwait

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While Kuwait has been in the popular consciousness at least since the first Gulf War, I know very little about it

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Three Amazing Days in Abu Dhabi

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This Abu Dhabi travel itinerary illustrates precisely the reasons a trip to Abu Dhabi is more authentic and interesting than a Dubai-only UAE trip.

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The Least Iranian Place in Iran

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Iran itself was just about the only place traveling in Tabriz didn’t call to mind.

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City of the Pink Mosque

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Whether you spend two or three days in Shiraz, the Pink Mosque is only the beginning of all there is to see here

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Iran’s Loneliest Desert

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How to make the most of your time in Yazd, the proverbial See of Zoroastrianism, and the beautiful (though not particularly lonely) desert that extends to the north and east of it.

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Three Immaculate Days in Isfahan

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This is the moment my trip to Iran truly begins, I muttered to myself the moment I set eyes upon the illuminated Shah Mosque and the violet clouds above it.

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Tehran?

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Whether you spend one, two or three days in Tehran, here’s how to make the most of your time in Iran’s capital.

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