Middle East Travel Articles
First Impressions Do Not Count – Beirut, Lebanon Marco De Oliveira visited Lebanon recently and found charm to be in short supply, until he left the modern city center of Beirut. From Abu Dhabi to Dubai and Back It would be a mistake to judge Dubai by European standards. But surely this was the only place in the world where you could lie on the beach and ski down the slopes within half a day. Six of the Least Visited Ruins in the World The ancient world is filled with fascinating ruins, but some are nearly ignored for a variety of reasons. Cherrye Moore points out six interesting ones that are worth knowing about. The Southern Cross in Yemen – Middle East Chris Dawson got more than he bargained for hiking on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen. Monastery Day – Armenia, Middle East Raffi Kojian recommends a day in the countryside of Armenia for scenery, sights, spectacular views and within a reasonable distance from Yerevan, its capital. In the Middle of Nowhere – Armenia, Middle East Raffi Kojian meets the Mountain Man, a ranger, who takes him to a cave to nowhere, in the middle of nowhere. Yenokavan Canyon – Ijevan, Armenia, Middle East Raffi Kojian discovered a vast canyon streched past Yenokavan Village, virtually unknown to the outside world. Upside Down in the West Bank – Palestine, Israel, Middle East Michael Slone, an American Jew, visits the Holy Land and starts to question some long-held beliefs. Dollars and Sense – Around the World Marina Kuperman shares some why-I-can't-do-an-rtw scenarios we've heard, as well as several profiles of travelers who do just what they dream. She even suggests some ways you can make money on the road. On Open Tickets – Odds’n'Ends Thinking of buying open tickets? Think again - it's for your own good, says Edward Hasbrouck.