Middle East

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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How Safe is it to Travel Abroad?

Many travelers can agree that there is a huge gap in misinformation when it comes to safety abroad. Media profits are driven by ratings. Studies have shown that most viewers will be glued longer if they display negative news or fear, especially for American news. The country that thrives #1 on capitalism will prioritize capital …

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Exploring Jeita Grotto, Harissa to Byblos in a Day

Lebanon is home to many natural wonders, religious monuments, and the world’s most beautiful historical sites. Escape the busy streets of Beirut and take a day trip to three of Lebanon’s proudest sites: Jeita Grotto, Harissa, and Byblos. This popular three-way route is popular for many travelers which can easily be done (at leisure) within a …

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Iran Culture Facts: Ethnicity, Religion and People

Iran has been officially known as “The Islamic Republic of Iran” since 1979. Even though today (internationally) it’s commonly known for its strict Islamic laws, those that know even a tad bit of Iran, know of it’s richer, more vibrant history. Iran has an estimated population of 83 million people. Ranked 18th largest in the …

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Greatest Persian Poets of All Time

Persian literature is a significant element of the Persian culture. Its influence on the Islamic culture of the Middle East is vast. These writers and poets are highly regarded not only in Western Asia but also around the world. Rumi has definitely brought the popularity of Persian poetry into the world. But there are many …

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Best Yoga Classes in Lebanon

Yoga has become very popular throughout the past few years in Lebanon. Many younger (and older) Lebanese people are setting aside their religious and ethnic differences in a country/region that is still often torn by these trivial matters for a step towards oneness. The best yoga teachers do a phenomenal job in bringing a diverse range …

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