Category: Middle East

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Places I Remember – Mauritania

There are places I’ll remember, all my life, though some have definitely changed! Some for ever, not for better, some are gone off the prudent-traveller map, and some remain. Some are no longer as safe as you would like, especially bearing in mind that your travel insurance is not valid if you travel to areas with certain Department of Foreign […]

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Turkish Delight in Istanbul

Turkish Delight in Istanbul

The merchants in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul have a certain savour-faire, to suit the shining honey-coloured marble floors, the soaring arched and decorated ceilings, the wide graceful arcades of this bazaar at the point of impact of two continents.  A sort of wordly-wise sophistication of bazaar-sellers achieved over centuries, which is not found in the markets of Egypt or […]

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