The Middle East

The UAE in July: Hot, hot, hot

The Middle East United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Air-conditioning in the UAE lulls you into false sense of security, because when you walk outside, it's like you've walked into the middle of a furnace.

O’ Israel you evil seductress

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

I leave relieved to be going, but then want to return for more. The joys and frustrations of the Holy Land.

Israel: same same, but different

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

A different view on a place visited many times before.

Hummus

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

One of my favourite foods, so easy to make, and so easy to get wrong.

Leaving Turkey behind isn’t easy

Europe The Middle East Turkey

Arriving with few expectations, I leave Turkey with a heavy heart already wondering when I will be back.

Now it’s Istanbul not Constantinople

Europe The Middle East Turkey

Istanbul is the place east meets west and a place colour and history are around every corner.

Not quite all quiet on the Western front

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

Fighting around the corner and not far down the road in Gaza, but life in the West Bank carries on.

The other perspective of life in the West Bank

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

Thoughts on a month spent living with a Palestinian family in the Bethlehem, in the Palestinian West Bank. It took a while to put them all together.

Water, water (not really) everywhere

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

Access to water is just one of the many issues of the West Bank.

One month flies quickly in Bethlehem

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

After a month of living in Bethlehem, leaving was hard to do, and not just because I was going to miss the baklava.

Life as normal in the West Bank

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

Humans the world over are just the same, and we all have a desire to live and make a life no matter our situation.