Google Street View has mapped the ancient city of Petra, providing armchair travellers with a video tour of its historic sights – with commentary by Queen Rania of Jordan
The Islamic world’s mystery and riches once attracted droves of western holidaymakers. But terrorism has devastated the industry in Egypt and Tunisia – and even countries untouched by conflict. Is there any way back?
The humble brick is celebrated in these images that showcase some of the startling creations made possible by this most mundane of materials – from desert pyramids to ancient minarets, modernist masterpieces and trompe l’oeil Americana
Helping a Bedouin tour firm in Wadi Rum
Read this article regarding Tony Blair and his role in the Middle East. He has to resolve his own conflict of interest before he can be interested in resolving conflict in the Middle East. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/27/tony-blair-conflict-interests-middle-east
It’s time to visit Iran – read this article by a traveller who journeyed from the Caspian Sea to The Persian Gulf. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jun/21/discovering-iran-tour-caspian-sea-persian-gulf
Where are the most expensive places for travellers in the world? Find out for the following items: bottled water, cup of coffee, glass of wine, 3-course meal, suncream, a bottle of local beer, a bottle of coca-cola, by looking at this interactive map of the world http://www.theguardian.com/travel/interactive/2014/jan/17/where-is-the-most-expensive-holiday-destination-for-travellers