The Middle East

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Bahrain - the island of don'ts

That’s my first impression of Bahrain. I just went out of the airport and already felt banned. What strikes the eyes is the series of prohibitions and do not do things welcoming the guest upon arrival. This is a bit weird because the vast majority of the expats believe Bahrain is the most liberal of
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A birthday tour in Kuwait

  Undoubtedly, December is the best month of the year for visiting Kuwait. Mild weather, spring to summer day temperatures (regarding the European standards), slight breeze, friendly sun, fresh greenery. The maximum day temperature reaches 22-24 C degrees, the minimum is about 12. It’s lovely staying outdoor – no fog, no haze, no dust. In
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Kuwait - wowed at landing

This morning I asked myself: “Why did I come to Kuwait?” The answer seemed to be simple – because I have never been there, so respectively I was curious to visit and explore it. It was surprising to realize that I have never asked myself this question before, wherever my journey brought me to. That’s
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Surviving the heaviest flood in Petra, Jordan

  I was one of the closest witnesses of the heaviest flood for the last 60 years in Petra, Jordan. It was a smashing event, which left breathless even the native locals who are generally used to the floods in the area and experience two or three per year in the Valley of Moses (Wadi
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My wonder trip to Petra, Jordan

  That’s one of the most remarkable and surprising sights I have ever traveled to. The ancient city of Petra, Jordan, known as Nabataeans’ Kingdom capital is a 2000 year old habitat, a mystical place, full of secrets, meant to fascinate, enchant and hypnotise. Yes, I am biased, but you would become biased too, just stepping
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Hunting for Argan oil in Morocco

Have you seen how the argan tree looks like? I have, in Morocco. You would probably say, it’s not a big deal. For me it is, because a time travel gate unlocked at the moment I caught a glimpse of that tree. I did not feel the same tickle when I saw my first Mango tree, neither
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Morocco - the land where goats live on trees

Usually people are incline to consider all the Arabs like Middle Easterners. So, when I am asked to share a story about the Middle East, can’t be sure what the real expectations are. How Morocco came up? The last time, I was asked about the Middle East, I tried to recall a funny story from Jordan, Lebanon, Dubai,
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Regular Qatari migration back to the desert

  An hour drive from Qatari capital Doha is located one of the most popular desert areas, where the Qataris are used to go regularly in January. On the way to Laweena, passing Shahaniyah rest point, this large space in the middle of nowhere, right in the heart of the Qatari desert, hosts annually thousands of
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