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12 Destinations To Visit in 2018: Where To Go in the Middle East and North Africa Looking for your next adventure? Our top 12  destination to visit in 2018 will have you boating up legendary rivers, exploring twisting laneways of Moroccan hamlets, hiking stunning desert nature reserves, going back in time at the City of […]

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Tunis, Tunisia’s capital city, is a mix of modern metropolis and ancient North-African Arab trading center.  It’s historical heart is the ancient Medina, with parts of the area dating back to the 5th century AD.  A maze of winding freshly-swept cobbled streets, new paint gleaming on the white-stucco buildings, polished cerulean blue wrought- iron doors […]

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Sidi Bou Said is an affluent suburb located 20km, or a half hour train ride, north of Tunisia’s capital city, Tunis.  The town received it’s name from a famous religious figure who lived there, Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia Ettamini el Beji.  Before Mr. Abou this small collection of white-washed homes and cobblestone streets […]

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Tunisian is legendary for its mosaics.  Dating back to the Phoenician times, the Carthagians used mosaics in their homes to portray their wealth, depict important religious scenes, and contain protection spells and pictures for the home and the home’s occupants.  During the Roman period, Carthage touted the most lavish mosaics at Rome herself.  Today, the […]

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