Dabah – Jordan
A station on the pilgrimage route to Mecca along the Desert Highway, the Dabah complex comprises a square fort (25 m x 25 m) and two water cisterns. The fort was built on top of an earlier building, the remains of which are still visible under the northern and eastern walls. A re-used lintel incorporated into the new construction might indicate that the earlier building belonged to the early Islamic period.
Qatrana – Jordan
An important station on the pilgrimage route in Jordan, Qatrana’s small limestone Ottoman fort lies about 90 km south of Amman along the desert highway to the west of the Hijaz railway. Restored in the 1970s, the fort was built in 1531 and like forts of Dabah and Maan it was designed specifically for the protection of the newly established pilgrimage route built by Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent during his reign (1520–1566).
Greece is a wonderful place to visit, full of history, sites, culture, good food and most importantly great photo opportunities. I want to weigh up two entirely different, and equally amazing sites to be seen in Greece, the stone forest of that Meteora, and the somewhat usual forest of Elatia. They are both unique, stunning and beautiful in their own ways.
Chisinau – Moldova
Not a very common destination to visit however should you ever find yourself heading to Moldova – Chisinau in January you should have a few tips on what to expect and do. Even though the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova, and being the main industrial and commercial center located in the middle of the country on the river Bic, Chisinau is a relatively small city with a total population of 700000 residents.
Faraya – Lebanon
Lebanon is at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, being just a few hours flight from most major cities in these regions. Lebanon offers archaeological and historical wealth, the country benefits from 200km of coastline and two mountain chains, with peak culminating above 3000m in altitude. The exceptional sunny climate and snowy peaked mountains provide unique opportunities to develop all year round tourist activities with the combination of outdoor, leisure, cultural and historical attractions.
Zanzibar – Tanzania
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (Zanzibar) and Pemba. Zanzibar’s main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. For this reason, the islands, together with Tanzania’s Mafia Island, are sometimes called the Spice Islands. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City.
Zanzibar – Tanzania
Nestled between two outcrops of coral rock and on a secluded stretch of white-powdery beach, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a quiet, simple and great value little lodge. Its sheltered cove is dotted with palm trees, hammocks and sun loungers and at high tide the water cuts Pongwe’s stretch of beach off from the rest of the island. Then at low tide you can walk round to nearby coves. The result is a relaxed and peaceful beach getaway at a very good price.
Selous Game Reserve – Tanzania
Hidden beneath a shaded canopy of tall palm trees, in one of the Selous Game Reserve’s richest areas for wildlife, Lake Manze Adventure Camp is magnificently located on the shores of the lake from which it takes its name. The camp maintains a simple, natural feel, and its rustic charm is reminiscent of the safari camps of days gone by.
Zanzibar – Tanzania
“It takes just one look to understand that no pencil nor brush could draw such beauty – only Mother Nature could have reach such heights. We simply added the love for cooking, courtesy, our professional skills and the joy to share all of this splendor with you. Eating at Rock Restaurant is an experience you can’t miss: colors, relish and sensations blend together in unique magic.”
My name is Hannah and having recently wrote my Travelling with Children Ultimate Guide I am delighted to be writing a follow up article for Alex. Safety is hugely important when travelling with children and with this in mind I have compiled my 6 top tips. When you’re travelling abroad there’s nothing more important than keeping your children safe. You can make mistakes when it comes to budgeting, scheduling and planning, but when safety is concerned, you don’t always get a second chance.