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The Middle East

The Middle East
October 10, 2020

Rooftops of Acre

After arriving in an Acre, Israel, a traveler is invited to see the city from a perspective few foreigners are offered. Young couples were strolling along the seafront, illuminated by…
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The Middle East
April 6, 2020

Hawraman Valley

After traveling in Iran for a month, a writer visits the province of Kurdistan and finds herself in a whole new world. We stopped for a beautiful view of the…
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The Middle East
March 24, 2020

The Path to Petra

Stuck in Aqaba, a traveler makes his way to Jordan's celebrated "lost city," where the ancient ruins leave him in awe — and a little poorer. Aqaba is a city…
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The Middle East
February 25, 2020

A Walk in the Park: Hiking the Afghan Pamirs

A lone female traveler hiking through Afghanistan finds more than her fair share of adventure. “Well, fuck,” I muttered to myself as I adjusted my weight on the rock I…
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The Middle East
November 15, 2019

May Day in Istanbul

When a popular workers' holiday in Turkey ignites political tensions, a traveler finds herself evicted from her accommodation and out on the streets amidst tanks, water cannons and police barricades.…
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Zurkaneh House of Strength in Iran
The Middle East
June 12, 2019

Beyond the Veil – A Woman Travels in Iran

A British woman reports her experience as a female traveler in the Islamic Republic of Iran. As the plane descended into Shiraz, a transformation came over the passengers. Each woman…
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