Backpacking In Bahrain

bahrain fountain

Bahrain is a tiny group of islands, officially a kingdom, in the Persian Gulf. It has a well developed tourism infrastructure and industry. Since Bahrain has an abundance of coastline, it is popular with many Arab tourists living in the other Gulf states. Obtaining a tourist visa to Bahrain can be done at the airport […]

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Backpacking In Yemen

sana'a yemen

Yemen is truly a destination for adventure travelers since it’s not the easiest place to get around and the environment isn’t well developed for tourism. The weather is hot for much of the year throughout the country, floating between 20-40C (~68-104F). Yemen has 3 climate zones and the closer you are to the coast the […]

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Backpacking In Kuwait City

hussein mosque kuwait city

The entire country of Kuwait has a population of fewer than 3 million people, and has one of the world’s largest oil reserves, making it one of the richest countries in the world. The Kuwaiti Dinar is one of the highest valued currencies in the world, so those wanting to go backpacking in Kuwait will […]

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Backpacking In Tel Aviv

tel aviv market

Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel after Jerusalem, and is located on the Mediterranean coastline of the country. Tel Aviv is about 52 kilometers (32.3 miles) away from Jerusalem, and serves as the economic heart of Israel. Safety Safety and terrorism are often some of the first things that come to mind […]

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Backpacking In Petra

petra

Petra, located about 300 kilometers south of Amman, is Jordan’s most popular tourist attraction. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra draws in hundreds of thousands of travelers backpacking in Jordan from around the world every year. History Known as the Rose-Red City because of the color of the rock from which it was carved, Petra […]

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Backpacking In Jerusalem

jerusalem souq

Jerusalem is one of the most historical cities in the world and top spots to visit when backpacking in Israel. It is considered the holiest city in Judaism, as well as one of the holy cities in both Christianity and Islam. Jerusalem’s status and location makes it one of the most interesting, and arguably one […]

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Backpacking In Beirut

khatem al anbiyaa mosque Beirut lebanon

For over two decades, Beirut’s tourism sector was virtually nonexistent as was backpacking in Lebanon. In recent years, tourism has begun to grow as the capital of Lebanon, (and the rest of the country), has a lot of culture and history to offer visitors. Safety Petty theft is not a big concern in Beirut, but […]

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Backpacking In Amman

amman jordan

Though a large city of 2 million inhabitants, Amman is also rich in history. Its history goes back over nine millennial, dating back to the Stone Age and one of the cities to visit when backpacking in Jordan. It is also home to one of the largest Neolithic settlements in the Middle East. Amman has […]

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Backpacking In Cairo

cairo citadel

Cairo is a huge city consisting of about 20 million people and the most popular stop for those backpacking in Egypt. It is there that ancient meets modern, and the city is overflowing with history and culture. Accommodations Arabian Nights Hotel offers affordable accommodations in the heart of the historical Islamic district of Cairo. It […]

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Backpacking In Damascus

damascus citadel

Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world, and it is a cultural center in the region, as well as the capital of Syria. It has been inhabited since the 2nd millennium BC; from early settlers to Alexander the Great, and from Ottoman rule to modern times. Damascus’ history and culture is so […]

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Backpacking In Ankara

anitkabir

Ankara, the capital of modern Turkey, is a city that is often overlooked and in the shadow of the lively Istanbul. Ankara is the administrative and official capital, while Istanbul is considered to be the culture capital of Turkey. While Ankara is not the typical tourist town, it offers great insight into Turkey’s modern history. […]

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Backpacking In Tehran

golestan palace

Iran’s turbulent political past and present is often what foreigners focus on, and is what makes many travelers overlook visiting the country. Although it may require a bit more work and effort to go backpacking in Iran than to most other countries, it is well worth the extra bit of work. Visa Obtaining a visa […]

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