Middle East

  • Exploring Egypt from the Nile

    Exploring Egypt from the Nile

    The pyramids of Giza, the temple complex of Karnak, the two massive rock temples of Abu Simbel... there are few scenarios as awe-inspiring as those…

  • Travel highlights for 2012

    Travel highlights for 2012

    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to…

  • It all began in Nazareth

    It all began in Nazareth

    From Nazareth where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary with the very first “Ave Maria" – “Hail Mary, full of grace” – to Bethlehem…

  • Five spectacular New Year plans

    Five spectacular New Year plans

    VIEW GALLERY Magical, musical New Year in DublinNot satisfied with a single night of fun, the Irish capital is planning to ring in the New Year with…

  • The natural wonders of the world

    The natural wonders of the world

    The idea of listing the wonders of the world is hardly a new thing. The historian Herodotus compiled his own list way back in the fifth century BC,…

  • Oman: a country of contrasts

    Oman: a country of contrasts

    A country of contrasts, the oil-rich Sultanate straddles between the sea and the desert, between ancient history and the ultra-modern. The Portuguese…

  • The light shines out in Jerusalem

    The light shines out in Jerusalem

    VIEW GALLERY This year sees the third celebration of the festival, held in Jerusalem's Old City in mid-June, and the event is already establishing…

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