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…

A Surreal Moment at the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

“Forward! Remember that from these monuments yonder 40 centuries look down upon you,” Napoleon Bonaparte declared to his troops as they geared for the Battle of the Pyramids in July 1798.Indeed, the history of the great pyramids goes back to one the earliest civilizations on Earth. This fact made my experience of being there feel more surreal in…

FAA warns of spike in unruly passenger behaviour

Around 1,300 passengers have been reported to the US aviation regulator since February, in a spike in unruly behaviour since the start of the year.A typical year would see between 100 and 150 incidents.The figures from the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) come amid an extension of its “zero tolerance” policy towards unruly passengers.Most…

Mass fight breaks out at Miami airport

A mass fight broke out at Miami International Airport at the weekend.The brawl began outside gate D-14 in the waiting area on 25 April.Video shared on social media by director Billy Corben shows two separate fights happening.“Guys, stop it, it’s an airport,” one bystander can be heard saying before shouting for security, as the perpetrators…

‘This fascinating clip features…

‘This fascinating clip features Jonathan Petramala taking his viewers on a jaw-dropping journey with him as he explores a historic sight in Mexico i.e. Cenote Calavera. In this video, Jonathan comes across a sign stating, “JUMP HERE,” and spots a hole. The filmer then jumps through the hole and keeps recording with his camera as he dives into the…

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…

Roach departs Barbados Tourism Marketing after two decades

Barbados Tourism Marketing is bidding farewell to global head of markets and temporary chief executive, Petra Roach.After nearly two decades with the organisation, the industry veteran is leaving to take up a new opportunity with the Grenada Tourist Board later this year.In a statement from the board, Barbados Tourism Marketing chairman, Roseanne…

Bacon-topped pizza near a lake,…

Make This Buttery Citrus Chess Pie Recipe From One… Eater – Patty Diez • 4hThe team at Petra Paredez’s New York pie shop Petee’s is used to having customers ask what a chess pie is — usually right after they’ve ordered one. The answers to that question vary, and not just among…

I’ve relied on the myriad…

Police officer charged with kidnap, murder of Sarah… NBC News – By Yasmine Salam • 1d“We rarely hear about what drives perpetrators to harm women and what needs to be put in place to stop this behavior,” said one campaigner. LONDON — She was just walking home. The death of Sarah Everard,…

Jordan Eliminates Mandatory Quarantine For U.S. Travelers

The Treasury at Petra, Jordon, in the morning, with camels passing by. Jordan is removing its ... [+] quarantine requirement for U.S. travelers. getty In a travel bulletin issued to media today by Jordan’s North American Tourism Board, the country announced that travelers from the United States will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival for

A London museum wants to challenge common perceptions of the Holocaust

(CNN) — New galleries due to open in London's Imperial War Museum later this year will challenge commonly held views about the Holocaust, with a focus on the "ordinary" people who carried out the atrocity.The Second World War and Holocaust Galleries will explore themes of persecution, escalation, the development of violence toward Jewish people, and

Aviation security: we need to talk about mental health

For decades, aviation has been the prime target of terrorists: launching murderous attacks on airports and airlines, planting bombs and – on 9/11 – hijacking planes to fly them into buildings and multiply the death toll.The final edition of the excellent magazine Aviation Security International has gone to press – another casualty of the slump

New rewilding project teaches tour guides to offer fresh look at travel

Tour guides across the world are being taught about rewilding as part of a new training programme that aims to create economic opportunities within wilder landscapes.The training is run by not-for-profit organisation Rewilding Europe, which is working to return nature to a wilder state across eight regions of Europe by removing human management and

KE’s Guide to Wilderness Walking 2021/2022

June 2021 - French, Italian and Swiss Alps Our choice: The ‘Best of the Tour Du Mont Blanc’  gives you ‘exactly what it says on the tin’ over 8 days. Making use of uplifts and vehicle transfers, this holiday walks the best and most dramatic sections of the classic circuit in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Daily distances and ascent

5 colourful destinations to brighten your day

These five corners of the planet captivate with their beautiful hues, from cherry-blossom pink to jungle green. When you picture your perfect holiday destination, which colours spring to mind? Do you imagine emerald forests, azure oceans, golden sands? Colour…

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