Category Archives for "Middle East"

21 Where’s Good in Egypt With the Kids?

With Christmas firmly behind us and the summer months a distant – and possibly far too optimistic – dream, minds often turn to holidays in the turn between winter and spring. And as the government considers preventing parents from signing their children off school out of term time – a practice that has become relatively […]

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9 Oman, an Authentic Slice of the Middle East

Oman is one of those countries in the Middle East you hardly ever hear about – in view of the current political situation in the Arab world that could probably be considered a good thing. While opposition movements are constantly nipped in the bud and revolts quelled in many Arabic states, Oman largely comes across as […]

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Photo of the Week: Gold Shop in Tunis

This small shop in Tunis’ bazaar is one of many where you can find gold, silver and leather arab decorations. Bargaining is a must, yet you can find great deals to take bake home with you. How good are you at bargaining? Where have you tested your bargaining skills most?

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6 A Traveler in Dubai

I am not one to thrive in warm climates. As a Canadian I welcome the cold, I am at one with it. When my friend told me about a great opportunity to travel to Dubai I was obviously dubious. As I looked at a climate chart my eyes narrowed to meet hers; I thought she […]

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