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A Night to Remember at Failaka Island, Kuwait

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Failaka Island, an island that was once busy and full of life, was deserted in 1991 after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. It is now rumoured to be haunted with the souls of the people that died in the war and they are forever stuck there haunting the island’s visitors. I decided to go to […]

H1 and H2 Two Sides of the Same City: Hebron, Palestine

Having grown up on the streets of Northern Ireland in the 1980s, cultural, political, religious and geographical divides have always been a part of my life. Whether I’ve wanted them to be or not. As my travel lifestyle has developed over time, I have become much more intrigued by the parts of the world that […]

Dubai, UAE: The Fun Factor Depends on You

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I constantly hear people talking about not seeing the draw of Dubai.  After visiting the country several times I realize that it is not the city that has a problem, it is the mindset of the travelers passing through.  Dubai has been turned from an everyday city into a booming business and cultural center as […]

Naharayim – a Paradigm of the Mideast Conflict

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Our 3rd visit to Israel was shorter than our previous trips. It was a 3-day stopover that was part of a Mediterranean cruise.  With only two days at the Ashdod port, we chose to spend one night in Jerusalem and return to memorable sites around Jerusalem. We spent the second night aboard the ship as it […]

Travel Writing Contest: FREE Entry, CASH Prizes

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Winter 2013–Inspiration: A Place You Love WeSaidGoTravel.com invites you to enter its 2013 Travel Writing Contest with a $200 first-place prize and no fee for entry. The theme for the Winter 2013 contest is “Inspiration: A Place You Love.” We hope your article will encourage others to consider going to the place you love and […]

See the World with Royal Caribbean

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by Terrance Richardson Royal Caribbean offers cruises to destinations all over the world. Book your next holiday on a ship and see some of the amazing places you’ve always wanted to visit. Caribbean Cruises With a name like Royal Caribbean, you know this is a cruise line that knows this area of the world well. With ships […]

Hitchhiker on the Road: A Review of “Descending the Cairo Side”

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by Lisa Niver Rajna Danny White is a young man who falls off the continent of Europe into Morocco, becoming a true vagabond. He begins his story in Descending the Cairo Side, “I didn’t know how long the journey would take, what exactly my route would be, or with whom I might share the adventure. […]

Yemen: Arabia Felix vel Infortunatus

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The area known today as Yemen was named by the Romans as Arabia Felix, a moniker that holds less truth in the current age. Before 1972, Yemen, then split between the old British protectorate to the south and the feudal country of North Yemen, was closed to outsiders.  The north opened suddenly, and with that […]

Turkey: To the East in 1976

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I drove across Turkey in 1976 in a Ford Econoline van with two friends and a few new acquaintances, on the way from Athens to Kabul.  Some of this trip’s highlights have been related elsewhere, but events in Eastern Turkey stand out, even after all these years. The western portion of the country is a […]

Race to the Moon! Will ISRAEL be country #3?

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Recently I was invited by the Jewish Journal to write about the RACE BACK TO THE MOON!! My article begins like this: I have always wondered who will be the next to land on the moon. My parents remember vividly when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969 and said, “That’s one small step […]