Middle East

12 Most Popular Istanbul Street Food: What and Where to Eat it

Istanbul is an enthralling city like no other. With its rich Ottoman history, its locale bridging Europe and Asia, the diversity in flavors and food variety is enough reason for a trip in itself. Here, I share the most popular Istanbul street food: what they are and the best places to eat them. And best …

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Traveling to Turkey during Covid: What You Should Know

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has opened its borders to international travelers since June. This is especially exciting because it’s also open to American Citizens which is rare, even now in September 2020. So what is it like traveling to Turkey during Covid, especially as an American? Do you …

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Batroun in 48 Photos

Here are 22 Things to Do in Batroun Planning on Traveling to Lebanon soon? Batroun is not to be missed for a day trip, or weeks for beach bums like myself.Here are some Travel Blogposts on Lebanon.

The 24 Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites & Gardens

Iran Travel Guide: Discovering the 24 Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites Iran is home to the rich history of the Ancient Persian civilization, famous rulers, poets, and the wonderful architecture and gardens throughout this large beautiful country. The country currently has twenty-two cultural sites and two natural sites recognized as the Iran UNESCO World Heritage …

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Books about Lebanon: Travel, Food & Politics

Lebanon has risen to the top of my favorite countries in the world. Its complicated history, hospitable people, their openness to creativity and the arts, their progressiveness mixed with traditional values, the fluidity between European, Asian and Arabic culture, among many other reasons is why I continually dream of going back for longer periods of …

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Tawlet: The Kitchen has No Religion

Lebanon has so many diverse elements which make this country so special. Some elements, just to name a few, come in the form of food, with the emphasis on sustainability, entrepreneurship, art and giving back. And no organization and business in Lebanon embody these forms collectively as much as the initiative behind Souk El Tayeb …

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