The other Queen of Jordan: In search of Fahrelnissa Zeid

 When T. E. Lawrence passed through Amman a century ago at the head of the Arab Revolt, the city had fewer than 6,000 inhabitants. The only aircraft flying in were Ottoman biplanes hoping to drop a bomb on the British officer’s head.Now the Jordanian capital has a population of more than four million and is a major international hub, served by…

Kate Middleton: Duchess of Cambridge’s unlikely travel skill from early jet-setting

“The family needed to get used to English not being the first language, the currency of Jordanian dinars and the different national holidays of Eid Mubarak and Ramadan, instead of Christmas and Easter. In Jordan, Friday, not Sunday, was the day of rest and people worked at weekends.”The young family moved into a simple one-storey, flat-roofed building…

How To Spend 5 Days In Jordan

A picture taken on May 25, 2019, shows the sun sets on the southern Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum. – … [+] Wadi Rum and its stunning landscape is listed as a UNESCO world heritage protected site, with the organisation noting its ancient rock carvings and archaeological remains. The Wadi is one of Jordan’s important tourist destinations, and attracts…

‘My favourite Christmas abroad’: readers’ travel tips

From meditation in Japan to romance in snowy New York, readers tell the stories of their Christmas travels One Christmas, I went to a zen meditation retreat in Oita, on the southernmost Kyushu island, because I was feeling very…

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