Category Archives: Middle East Travel

On Screen #8 – Arabian Peninsula

Mention the words Middle East and many westerners may well have negative thoughts  but replace those words with Arabia instead and far more evocative and romantic images are likely to come to mind. Filming in the area known as the Arabian Peninsula … Continue reading

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Tragedy Of Doha Article Featured In Latest J-Soccer Magazine

Despite an inadequate knowledge of the beautiful game in Japan, a certain Tokyo Fox has managed to once again contribute a couple of pieces to the latest copy of J-Soccer magazine (issue #15) which went on sale last week.   When I knew … Continue reading

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Qatar 2014 Pt II: A Day In Doha

Long before they won the chance to host the 2022 World Cup about the only thing I knew of Qatar was that it was the only country starting with the letter Q! As a teacher, this comes up quite often in … Continue reading

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Qatar 2014 Pt I: The “Agony Of Doha” Revisited

Ever since FIFA controversially awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup, it’s never been too far from the sports headlines. News of bribery, corruption, controversial labour laws, abuse of migrant workers and monthly deaths during stadium construction have rarely been out of the foreign media, particularly … Continue reading

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On Screen #2 – Istanbul

Turkey’s economic, cultural, and historical heart is often considered by westerners to be something of a mysterious city; one which is rarely portrayed well on the big screen as its used as a backdrop for international intrigue. Add to that, some … Continue reading

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Dining Out: I-Ran Out For Iranian Food After Watching ‘A Separation’

Having just watched a foreign language flick I think most people might be tempted to go on and watch more films from that country or even book a trip to the place. The latter may usually be true for me … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Tsuki No Sabaku (Jordan)

One of the most common questions I get asked (usually in broken or bad English!) is what’s the best country I’ve ever visited and it’s kind of impossible to answer as how can one really truthfully compare two fairly random countries. … Continue reading

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