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What is the Polisario Front?

The term Polisario comes from “the popular front for the liberation of Sangue El-hamra and Rio del Oro”. The Sangue el Hamra and Rio del Oro are the two main regions of the Western Sahara area which are claimed by the Saharawi.

Who are the Berbers?

While the majority of Amazigh peoples are now Muslim, they still maintain many cultural practices that are very different from that of the ‘Arabised’ peoples of North Africa. This is particularly evident in the style of clothing, celebrations, and of course their language.

Latakia: Syria's Beach Town

If you like beach resorts, amazing bars, great restaurants with cheap seafood, and on top of this a scattering of historical sites then Latakia is definitely a place for you.

Who are the Sumerians?

Sumerians appeared on the scene in southern Iraq around the year 5000 BC. There are several theories and origin stories about why they settled there, but most involve a great flood that moved them from far away.

Libyan Visa Update for US Citizens

Before you get put off by a lengthy visa process, know that it is possible! However, you will need patience.

Who Controls Libya?

One of the biggest impacts of the fractured nature of Libya’s politics is that it makes it very difficult to repair and maintain the country as it is. Reforms are almost impossible to implement and bureaucracy is immense.

What is Mesopotamia?

Upon arrival you will be given a visa which has the header “welcome to Mesopotamia”. So, what is Mesopotamia?

Who Are The Houthis?

The Houthis have been in the news recently because they have been launching missile attacks on ships in the Red Sea, and also towards Israel itself to show their support for Hamas and Gaza.

Alcohol in Iraq

When traveling through the Middle East and the Muslim world in general, there are many cultural norms that everyone has to learn how to navigate.

Is Iraq Safe for Female Travellers

While there definitely are conservative elements in many areas, we truly believe the Middle East as a whole is safe for females to travel.

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