Category: Middle East

Eye Opening Lebanon

Yes, I was a bit anxious. Not more than on previous trips to sketchy areas though. After all, Lebanon is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south. The ongoing civil war, the Hezbollah reign, dreadful events like the garbage crisis and proper terror threats were a haunting setting for…

5 Essential Things You Need To Know Before You Travel To Iran

A visit to Iran is an incredibly rewarding and eye opening experience, however there are certain facts you need to know before you go. The ancient Persian Empire is one of the oldest civilizations on this planet. Domiciled these days in the Islamic Republic of Iran it is a world that, once visited, will never…

Emergency Landing in Oman

Our flight MCT-DXB was scheduled at around 7pm. We would land in Dubai 50 minutes later and it would give us about 3 hours time for some dinner and check-in for the next two flights. We had flights from Dubai to Manila, with an 11 hours layover in Manila and onwards from Manila to Sydney….

The Beauty of Oman

It instantly hit me. The Sultanate of Oman feels real. More real like any other place I’ve been to in Arabia. We spend a day in Abu Dhabi before we came here and usually every time I’m in the United Arab Emirates, I don’t feel like I’m in Arabia at all. This time though, I…