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Dune Bashing in Dubai

48 Hours in Dubai

Dubai is the most well-known of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. This desert city is quite liberal, by regional comparisons, and tourism is growing as rapidly as the city skyline. Much like Las Vegas, one does not need a lot of time in the city to fully enjoy the city…

Doha, Qatar Layover Guide

How to Spend a Layover in Doha, Qatar

On my recent trip to Nepal I flew Qatar Airways. This gave me the chance to book an extended layover in Doha for the night and I never pass on an opportunity to see a new city. I purposely have booked layovers in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and Kuwait City, which were all great decisions. Often…

Long Weekend in Cairo

Long Weekend in Cairo

The gateway to Egypt can be found in the heart of Cairo set along the banks of the Nile. Cairo is a common entry point to exploring the vast treasures of Egypt and one would need weeks to fully discover what the country has to offer. With political unrest a common theme and a new…

Le Riad Hotel, Cairo- Review

Le Riad Hotel, Cairo- Review

Narrow streets, covered markets, and historic buildings fill this part of Cairo. Islamic Cairo, also known as Medieval Cairo or Fatimid Cairo, is still present in this quarter and can be recognized by the architecture and winding streets that are easy to get lost exploring the area. Le Riad Hotel offers an ideal starting point for…

Amman Jordan

72 Hours in Amman

Jordan is home to the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Petra and Wadi Rum. These sites have been inhabited by many cultures over thousands of years but are perhaps best known for their connection to Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Or perhaps it was the British officer T.E. Lawrence…

CaveSurfing in Jordan

CaveSurfing with a Bedouin in Jordan

Couchsurfing is an excellent way to save money and make new friends traveling around the world. But what do you do when you are tired of couchsurfiing? That is when you start CaveSurfing. I had read you can stay at a number of Bedouin camps in Petra but the idea of staying with a local…