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Africa & Middle East
Reading the discussion forums on Tripadvisor, five hours in transit in Dubai doesn’t seem like enough time to get out of the airport and see the city. It feels as if the only way you’re going to see the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, is from an aeroplane window seat or on a pricy […]
Oman isn’t particularly kind to budget and solo travellers at the moment, as I found out while researching my trip. In a land of luxury beach resorts and desert camps, there are no hostels, trains are still years away, bus routes are not conducive to tourism, and no scheduled group excursions. It’s all very nice […]
It seems an odd thing to do in Iran, but if you want to practice Japanese, Korean or Mandarin, head to the Nasir ol-Molk mosque (also known as Nasir al-Mulk mosque or the pink mosque) in Shiraz. You’ll find the greatest concentration of East Asian tourists in Iran there. All of the visitors are there […]
The best way to see Oman, as I discovered in November, is by taking a self-driving road trip in a rented car. Unless you’re part of a tour group or hire a private guide, it is difficult to access everything the country has to offer on your own. Even if one can catch the infrequent […]
On my first night in Yazd, I didn’t mind the fitful sleep that usually plagues my travels. The chance to catch a sunrise in the desert for the first time beckoned and I wasn’t planning to snooze through it. I checked my phone; a few minutes remained before it was scheduled to wake me up. I […]