Depending on who you speak to, you’ll get lots of different explanations as to why Jerusalem is so important, who the city belongs to and even what the most important place in the city is. One thing everyone can agree on though is that Jerusalem is one of the oldest and most important religious cities … Continue Reading

The next morning in Tel Aviv, after our busy day before traipsing across the city, we decided to take things a lot slower. See, today was Tel Aviv pride which meant a huge party across the city as 250,000 revellers descended upon Tel Aviv. Thing is though, Pride is about so much more than just … Continue Reading

The next morning, we got up bright and early for breakfast in the desert and headed over to our final stop of the trip Tel Aviv! Our very first plan in Tel Aviv involved one of my favourite things – food! It was essentially a food tour through Carmel Market – Tel Aviv’s largest market, … Continue Reading

Leaving the Dead Sea, our next stop in Israel was heading for another somewhat extreme environment – the Negev Desert. The scenery as you leave the Dead Sea is pretty amazing, by the way… More specifically actually our next stop within the Negev desert was Makhtesh Ramon – the largest erosion crater in the world. … Continue Reading

Back in Jerusalem, on a very strong recommendation (and after a shower at the hotel), we headed out into town in search of dessert and cocktails. Walking around Jerusalem at night is such a different experience to what we’d had in the afternoon thus far. In the afternoon, it had been very much about religious … Continue Reading

Leaving the beautiful ancient city of Jerusalem, our next stop on the trip was an area here’s a bit of a contentious issue (to put it lightly) – The West Bank. So here’s the thing, arriving into this area, we knew there was a conflict between Israelis and Palestinians however, the true nuances behind why … Continue Reading

Leaving those amazing views of Jerusalem at The Tower of David, we started off our visit to the old city of Jerusalem in the Armenian Quarter. Our visit to the Armenian quarter was fairly fleeting and more to get a sense of what it looked like. We didn’t see too much in terms of sights, … Continue Reading

Jerusalem has always been a place that fascinated me. I went to a Catholic school and read all the bible stories so the idea that you could actually visit places names in the bible was just something that had always intrigued me. Arriving into Jerusalem though, I knew there was so much about this area … Continue Reading

Leaving the Royal tombs, we headed off in the direction of the sunshine – or at least, the sunlit parts of Petra thus far, a path that was due to take us to the Monastery, another iconic part of Petrea set high up in the mountains. For some reason, I get performance anxiety whenever I … Continue Reading

Our trip to Jordan was booked on something of a whim. One day we sat down over wines and talked about places we’d like to visit soon. Our friend Georgia made a short list and Jordan was one of the places on said list. The following week, we just couldn’t shake the thought of Jordan … Continue Reading

It probably goes without saying that Jordan is an absolutely beautiful country to visit. There is literally an incredible amount of history, delicious food and a heap of an amazing culture to absorb. There really are so many of the best places in Jordan that are dotted all across the country.  For instance, Petra in … Continue Reading

Perched on the Gulf of Oman, Muscat is a hugely important Arabic city that’s quickly becoming one of the region’s hot spots to visit. Surrounded by the domineering Al Hajar Mountains, Muscat is a hive of contemporary and traditional culture and design that make for some amazing places to experience. Whether it’s your first time … Continue Reading

When you think of visiting the Middle East, thoughts usually turn to destinations like the Dubai or Abu Dhabi (in the U.A.E.), Petra (in Jordan) or even the pyramids of Egypt but one gem that’s often overlooked in Oman! See, when it comes to sights to see – particularly on the natural front – Oman isn’t like … Continue Reading

Dubai is one of those cities that’s so much more than meets the eye. Beyond the glossy building exteriors, there’s a wealth of award-winning restaurants, cultural hubs and incredible souks that you have to see. Honestly, there’s just so many of the best things to do in Dubai that are dotted all across the city.  … Continue Reading