Middle East & North Africa

What to See in Algiers, Algeria

What to See in Algiers The Rich History of Algiers A visit to Algiers is a walk through the twists and turns of the city’s complex history. While Algeria gained independence from France in 1962, traces of this time and earlier eras still mix with modern life. The ruins of an expansive Roman outpost –Tipaza– …

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How to Visit Sidi Bou Said

How to Visit Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

How to Visit Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia Sidi Bou Said is a gorgeous, well-preserved village in Tunisia that is now an exclusive place to own property as well as a popular attraction for residents of Tunis and foreign travelers. It is an easy half-day trip from Tunis.  Getting to Sidi Bou Said Getting to Sidi …

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Where to Find the Best Food in Amman

The following guest post on the best food in Amman is brought to us by Chef Tariq Nasir, an American-Palestinian food blogger and founder of ChefTariq.com So many places in the world to go, so many places to eat, and sadly so many great places overlooked. Amman, Jordan could very well be one of those …

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Crossing the Ceuta Border

Crossing the Ceuta Border (from Morocco to Ceuta, Spain by land)

Crossing the Ceuta Border Ceuta is an enclave on the Mediterranean leftover from Spain’s colonization of Morocco. Ceuta is legally Spain, which is why those traveling from the mainland can take a ferry over for about forty euro. Those going to Ceuta from Morocco, however, have to cross the land border. Common issues The border …

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Dahab

Photo of the Week: Dahab, Egypt

Dahab, Egypt Halfway up the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Dahab is closer to Saudi Arabia than any other Egyptian settlement of significant size. Wedged between the Gulf of Aqaba (a stretch of the Red Sea) and the stark Sinai mountains, Dahab is a little oasis of charm, solitude, and restfulness. A perfect getaway for those …

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travel Dubai on a budget

10 tips for people to travel Dubai on a budget

Luxurious 7-star hotels, limousines, lip-smacking food and world class luxurious shopping, Dubai is definitely not among the first choices of the budget travelers. Not everyone can afford to stay in 5-star hotels and savor the luxury that Dubai is famed for! Even though Dubai has a reputation of being one of the most expensive cities …

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AskGoMad: Silk Road Solo Travel

Ask Gomad Nomad: Silk Road Solo Travel?

Ask GoMad Nomad: Solo Travel on the Silk Road? This month’s Ask GoMad Nomad column comes from longtime reader Heidi, whose question concerns a region near and dear to several of the writers behind GoMad Nomad: Central Asia and the Silk Road. I recently decided that I want to travel the Silk Road from China …

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Nizwa Market

Photo of the Week: Nizwa Market, Oman

Nizwa Market, Oman The city government refurbished Nizwa Market a few years ago. For travelers, new market is code for “less interesting”. When we travel, we’re looking for the gritty and the authentic. But sometimes, the authentic happens to be new. Even in a foreign country like Oman. As travelers, we have to accept that. We can’t expect …

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