Oman, Wadi Bani Khalid: natural pools with crystal water

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Located 200 km from Muscat and just 50 km from Bidiya – Wahiba Sands dunes ( where the desert campgrounds are located ), it’s one of the most picturesque and accessible wadi of the whole Oman. We visited the Wadi […]

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Yemen, Shaharah: the highest village of the country

About 160 km from Sanaa, proceeding towards the city of Sadaa,  it is located the most beautiful and fascinating mountain village in all of  Yemen: Shaharah. Situated at 2600 meters on the top  of the magnificent mountain Jabal Shaharah, the village […]

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Syria, World Heritage monuments in danger

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These memories are dedicated to the wonderful Syrian people who are going through a difficult time, with the hope that they will soon come back to smile. During our trip, we visited and discovered the beauty  of the Syrian Unesco […]

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Turkey, 3 days in Istanbul

1 day Lying on the banks of the Bosphorus, meeting point between Europe and Asia, ancient city and capital of the Ottoman empire that came to threaten Europe, Istanbul is a charming city that fuses elements of many cultures in […]

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Jordan, Wadi Rum: one day trip into the T.E. Lawrence Desert

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Wadi Rum may be best known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who based his operations here during the Arab Revolt of 1916–18. In the 1980s one of the impressive rock formations in Wadi Rum was named […]

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Jordan, Kerak and Shobak: dominating Crusaders castles

Jordan is home of many crusaders sites and two of the most known are Kerak and Shobak. Kerak town lays on the ancient caravan routes that used to connect Egypt to Syria and its commanding position almost 1000 meters above the […]

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People of Yemen

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Nearly all of population is considered Arab, but Arabs are quite varied ethnically and over the years Yemen has been a destination for numerous people from multiple regions (most from East Africa) who have got married with locals. For that, […]

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People of Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan’s population of 5.3 million comprises three main ethnic groups: Kyrgyz, Uzbeks and Russians. In common with its neighbours in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan has a mixed population where most of th ethnic Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan live in the south, in the […]

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Yemen, a daily trip around the mountain villages

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Yemen, Shibam We start the morning by visiting the small town of Shibam of the nord, founded in the 1st century AD, located 2300 meters above the sea level, at the foot of Jabal Kawkaban. Here after visiting the ancient […]

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