Middle East

The Middle East is an exciting and exotic destination. Here are our tips on places to visit in the Middle East including Dubai, Oman, Jordan, and more


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13 Outstanding Things to do in Amman, Jordan For History and Culture

By Caroline Makepeace | August 7, 2022

Oh Gosh. I wish I had more time in Amman, Jordan. I knew at first glance out of my Uber window at the hills covered in limestone desert buildings that I was gong to love […]

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Visiting Bethany Beyond the Jordan: Where Jesus was Baptized

By Caroline Makepeace | August 4, 2022

Bethany Beyond the Jordan was a spiritual experience my lapsed Catholic self was not expecting. It reminded me that while I don’t believe in religious constructs, I always have believed in and liked Jesus and […]

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Ancient City of Petra, Jordan: An Incredible Back Door Hike + Helpful guide

By Caroline Makepeace | June 18, 2022

Imagine walking into Petra, Jordan without the hustle and bustle of tourists clamoring over each other for photos and mule handlers and souvenir stall sellers harassing you for business? You’ll get it soon enough when […]

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The BEST of Jordan on a 7 Day Escape Tour By Globus

By Caroline Makepeace | March 22, 2022

Here are the BEST things to do in Jordan on a 7 day trip. Includes Petra, Wadi Rum, The Dead Sea and religious sites. As experienced on a Escape by Globus tour!

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10 Memorable Experiences on A Visit to Jordan – Yala, Yala

By Caroline Makepeace | March 11, 2022

Yala in Arabic means “Let’s Go!” It was a favorite phrase of Osama, our tour guide on our 7-day Jordan Escape tour by Globus. It was a phrase I soon grew to love for it’s […]

Experience the deserts of Oman

8 best things to do in Oman, Middle East

By Claire Robinson | August 11, 2016

The Sultanate of Oman. Just the name of this country transports you to an exotic ancient place full of jewels and Sinbad-like characters. But Oman is also an upcoming travel destination that will give you […]


Recipe from Jordan: Mansaf

By Caroline Makepeace | April 24, 2013

When we first met Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella, she came bearing a slice of Red Velvet cake. I was in love. Turns out, Lorraine happens to be one of Australia’s most popular food bloggers […]

Ramadan in Qatar

Ramadan in Qatar

By Craig Makepeace | July 13, 2012

By Velvet from Must Love Dust Ramadan in Qatar Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims which involves a number of lifestyle changes. The aim is to bring oneself closer to God through behaviour. […]

visiting the Western wall in israel

Visiting the Western Wall in Israel

By Craig Makepeace | January 13, 2012

By Liz from L’appel du Vide Jerusalem is a city divided. Claimed by four very distinct religious and cultural groups, the city is full of beauty, conflict and history. As you walk around the old […]

Soukh Beirut

Why I love Beirut

By Craig Makepeace | November 9, 2010

By Inka from Glamour Granny Travels “You are going where? “Have you packed your tin hat and your bullet proof vest?” These are just a few of the comments I heard last week when I […]

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