Category Archives: Middle East

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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We Remember

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Couchsurfing

My friends and I were couchsurfing long before the term was coined—we just called it crashing. But it’s exciting to see how the internet has made it possible for people to people connections throughout the world. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s … Continue reading

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#WithSyria

Secretive British street artist Banksy has revamped his popular “Girl With A Balloon” image to mark tomorrow’s third anniversary of the ongoing conflict in Syria. The new stencil piece comes with the hashtag #WithSyria to promote support for an international … Continue reading

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Bring Your Own Popcorn

On the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, just outside of the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, hidden at the base of a desert mountain range, sits an odd sight : hundreds of seats for an outdoor movie theater. … Continue reading

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Syrian Museum

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam left his home in Damascus at the start of the Syrian civil war. Losing his studio, he turned to digital art to call attention to the horrors unfolding in his homeland. Early last year, his piece … Continue reading

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Free WiFi for Travelers

One of the most frequent complaints that I hear from travelers these days is the lack of free WiFi hotspots. Well the city of Tel Aviv, Israel has stepped-up and addressed the problem by installing a network of eighty WiFi … Continue reading

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