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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie July 8th, 2024

A Beginner's Guide to Egyptian Food


Ready to embark on a culinary adventure? Delve into the vibrant world of Egyptian cuisine with our beginner's guide. We'll uncover the secrets behind iconic dishes like koshari and ful medames, explore the fragrant spices that infuse every meal, and take you on a virtual street food tour. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and discover the flavours of the Nile!

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie July 8th, 2024

Your Ultimate Guide to Jabal Musa: The Magic of Mount Sinai Egypt


The arid peaks of Mount Sinai in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula hold an allure that transcends mere geography. This hallowed ground, steeped in biblical history and spiritual significance, beckons travelers and pilgrims alike to retrace the footsteps of Moses and encounter the divine.

Join me as we embark on a virtual pilgrimage to Mount Sinai, exploring its rich tapestry of religious narratives, breathtaking landscapes, and enduring legacy. We'll delve into the ancient accounts of Moses' encounter with God, the remarkable Monastery of St. Catherine nestled at the mountain's base, and the awe-inspiring sunrise hike that rewards those who ascend its slopes.

Whether you're seeking a deeper connection to faith or a glimpse into the heart of religious history, Mount Sinai promises an unforgettable journey of the soul.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie July 8th, 2024

Explore the Israel Museum: Your Guide to Jerusalem's Finest Gallery


Immerse yourself in a captivating journey through time as we explore the treasure troves of Israel's finest museum. We'll bring historical artefacts to life and delve into the vibrant art scene, which meticulously captures Israel's intoxicating blend of cultures and heritage.

Whether you're a seasoned art lover, a history buff, or a curious traveller, this guide will satisfy your thirst for knowledge and ignite a lasting fascination with Israeli culture. 

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie June 19th, 2024

Ultimate Guide to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre


The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem stands tall as a silent testament to evolving eras, encapsulating the city's vibrancy, history, and multi-layered religious traditions. This sacred pilgrimage to the church carries a profound spiritual significance that global pilgrims yearn to experience. 

In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore this majestic ancient edifice. Starting from the early Byzantine basilica constructed by Emperor Constantine in the fourth century, we will delve deep into the mystical interiors encased within the historical walls.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie June 19th, 2024

Your Ultimate Guide to Masada: Israel's Last Stand Desert Fortress


When words like bravery, heroism, and resilience are uttered, one can't help but think about Masada. This outstanding natural fortress, perched atop an isolated plateau, is a powerful symbol of these qualities.

Masada's history is a gripping tale that has earned its place among the world's many wonders. From its construction as a palace to its role as a final refuge for Jewish rebels, Masada offers a glimpse into a dramatic chapter of Jewish history.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie June 10th, 2024

Discover Gebel Barkal: The Unseen Beauty of Napatans in Sudan


Nestled on the right bank of the Nile, this historical treasure is located about 400 km North of Khartoum, Sudan's capital. It was once the religious hub of the Napatan Kingdom, dating back to the 8th century BC.

The place radiates a special reverence, as the kings and queens of old believed that Jebel Barkal had been strongly associated with God Amun, the Egyptian deity. They called Napata the sacred mountain, and it became the spiritual nucleus for the Nubian and Egyptian people.

The magical components of this place don't end here. In recognition of its captivating past, UNESCO inscribed Gebel Barkal and the sites of the Napatan region on the World Heritage list in 2003. It is now one of the revered world heritage sites that narrate tales of the bygone eras as much through their archaeological remnants as through their silent, age-old spirit.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie May 15th, 2024

Uncover Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt: Your Ultimate Guide to Holiday Bliss


Ever craved a getaway where crystal-clear turquoise waters lap against sizzling sands, vibrant marine life thrives just offshore, and world-class relaxation awaits? Then pack your swimsuit, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to be whisked away to the incredible Sharm El Sheikh!

Nestled in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh is the crown jewel of the Red Sea Riviera. Renowned for its electrifying nightlife, pristine beaches, and luxurious resorts, it's no surprise this city shines as a top global tourist destination.

So, are you ready to explore the magic of Sharm El Sheikh? Let's delve into this vibrant Red Sea paradise's secrets and discover everything you need to know for an unforgettable adventure!

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie May 15th, 2024

An Unforgettable Journey to the Lady of Lebanon


Have you ever dreamed of visiting the heart of Lebanon? Imagine yourself standing in the breathtaking Harissa, gazing up at the iconic statue of Our Lady of Lebanon. This journey goes beyond the stunning architecture—it's a chance to connect with the deep devotion that fills the air. With every step you take, you'll feel a stronger connection to the rich culture and spiritual essence that the Lady of Lebanon embodies.

This isn't just a beautiful building; it's a beacon of hope. The shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon is a stronghold of the Maronite Catholic Church and a revered national treasure that inspires incredible dedication among the Lebanese people.

Let's delve into the history and significance of the shrine to understand the profound faith it represents.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie May 15th, 2024

Discover the Hidden Gem of the Middle East: Diving into Jezzine Lebanon and Beyond


Nestled amidst Lebanon's breathtaking mountains lies Jezzine, a town where cascading waterfalls, sprawling pine forests, and serene landscapes paint a picture of pure enchantment.

Jezzine boasts the country's largest waterfall, a majestic 40-meter cascade that tumbles into a refreshing pool below. Beyond this cascading wonder, Lebanon's largest forest, the Bkassine Forest, stretches out like a verdant carpet, promising adventure for nature enthusiasts.

But Jezzine is more than just scenery. History whispers from Ottoman-era architecture, and local culture thrives. Get ready to delve into the heart of Jezzine and discover its hidden treasures, from traditional crafts to mouthwatering cuisine.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie May 15th, 2024

Discover Sidon: Your Ultimate Travel Guide to Saida, Lebanon


Sidon, also known as Saida, is a mesmerizing coastal city that glitters like a jewel on the waves of the Mediterranean. Lebanon's third-largest city, Sidon, boasts a rich history stretching over 6,000 years. This former Phoenician metropolis offers a captivating blend of culture, historical significance, and stunning scenic beauty.

Located south of Beirut, this ancient Phoenician city prospered due to its proximity to the sea. Sidon became a centre for glass manufacturing and the famed production of purple dye. Its strategic location further enhanced its importance as a key Mediterranean terminus for the Trans-Arabian Pipeline, which linked major cities and towns across Lebanon.

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