Category Archives: Middle East

Are We There Yet ?

Way back in 2015, a neat old map detailing how long it took to travel from London to diverse destinations in 1914 was all over the internet. Now, the helpful Australian travel search engine Rome2rio has created a companion map … Continue reading

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Egypt and Its Monuments

A book buyer just requested some images from this fantastic 1908 edition of Egypt And Its Monuments by Robert Hichens with illustrations by Jules Guérin so I thought I’d share them here as well. Over the years, I’ve bought and … Continue reading

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Every Kind of People

Brazilian writer Tiago Abreu and artist Linus Oura have created the People Are Equal project to confront the rampant bias, prejudice, and racial stereotyping that they see all over the world. Using Google’s auto-correct feature, they searched various nationalities and … Continue reading

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vegetarian friendly travel

As a long-time vegetarian, I’m always happy to discover any resource for vegetarian-friendly travel. This helpful infographic from Berlin-based Get Your Guide offers some good tips and information. I never travel without consulting HappyCow.net. h/t to GetYourGuide  

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A Travel Guide With Heart

The popular French travel guide publisher Le Guide du Routard has created a wonderful new 90 page graphic guidebook for migrants and refugees in Europe. Titled Hello, and illustrated by French artist Pascal Gauffre, the handbook allows communication by simply … Continue reading

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Who You Calling A Soft Egg (NSFW)

If you are easily offended by salty language, please do not watch this video. But if you’re up for a good laugh, enjoy. One benefit of international travel is not understanding when you’re being insulted by a local. Although, I … Continue reading

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The Pods Are Coming

Have you ever been between flights at an airport and just wanted a place to take a nap or chill for an hour or two in peace. Maybe you’ve had a long layover but not enough time to leave the … Continue reading

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Lost

Regular followers of TBTP are aware of my fondness for old school, print travel magazines. So you won’t be surprised that I’m looking forward to seeing more from the new travel publication from China of all places. Shanghai-based LOST magazine focuses … Continue reading

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Whale Watching

It’s impossible to resist the infectious joy of Nevercrew’s whale wall art. The Swiss duo—Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecchi—have been creating art together since 1996. During the past year, they’ve traveled to Hamburg, Dublin, Cairo, Belgrade, Berlin and Winterthur spreading … Continue reading

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Out of Egypt

Artist, cartoonist and animator Nina Paley has been creating amazing animated versions of the Biblical Exodus story and the ten plagues of Egypt. The video below is the last installment, the “Tenth Plague : Death of the Firstborn Egyptians”, with … Continue reading

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