CrikeyOct 30, 201118 Comments
I wondered if the text I’d underlined in the Oman Lonely Planet could possibly be correct. The writer had raved about Oman’s khors-rocky inlets and its pristine beaches, about its windswept deserts and the stark and treeless mountains.
Margaret O'ConnorOct 13, 20112 Comments
It’s that combination of history that got me, and the people, so unexpectedly warm and full of generous ways -- from sharing their sweets with you on a bus trip from Damascus to Palmrya to searching up and down the street for someone with sufficient English to guide you back to the Ummayad Mosque, after you have become hopelessly lost in the myriad labyrinthine ways of the Old City of Damascus.
Margaret O'ConnorApr 4, 20116 Comments
Sure, it's not the calmest or safest country right now, and we're not suggesting you hop on a plane tomorrow. But file this away for when things have se
CrikeyNov 3, 20106 Comments
David Blair writes: Syria -- a small country near Iraq and Israel, a totalitarian rogue state, member of the axis of evil along with North Kore
Scott BridgesAug 7, 20105 Comments
After a week or more stuck in cities – charming as they were – I was really k
Scott BridgesAug 3, 20106 Comments
These three large central-Iranian cities form somewhat of a golden triangle for visitors to the country. Full of tick-the-box must-see sights, they may not have the charm of other activ
Scott BridgesJul 21, 20104 Comments
Back at the house we once again took our place on the courtyard porch, drank more tea, and waited for dinner. By this stage I was feeling about as relaxed and content as I can remem
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