Photos: Israel marks 68 years of independence

Yesterday was Israel’s Independence Day. The Middle Eastern country marked the 68th year of its existence. To honour the occasion, here are some photos to inspire your travels there:

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Video: Lois Pryce in Iran

I love this charming video of British travel journalist Lois Pryce on a motorcycle road trip in Iran. It’s a pretty gutsy trip for a solo woman traveller, and she admits her trepidation, but from the looks of it, had an amazing adventure.

Photos: Intriguing views of Iran

As relations between Iran and the West improve, more travellers are discovering the beauty of this fascinating country. Take a gander at some of the sights you are missing if you don’t go to see for yourself:

Video: Our Trip to Dubai

There’s no city on Earth quite like Dubai. The futuristic city of glass has risen from the desert in the blink of an eye and has become a major crossroads in international travel. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect.

Video: Iran is amazing

Iran may be demonized in the Western media, but those who have travelled to the country have nothing but good things to say with many amazed at how hospitable Iranians are. The many smiling faces in this video made by one traveller only reinforces that view.

Only one of the 7 wonders is left

The Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus and Hanging Gardens of Babylon are among the orginal Seven Wonders of the World, but none of them exist any more. The only one that remains is the oldest of them all, the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Photos: Inspiring views of Israel

Israel is a nation not without controversy, but if you put politics aside, it’s clearly a land of great natural beauty that is a rich blend of ancient and modern cultures. Here are some photos to inspire you to visit Israel:

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Video: An American in Jordan

This American traveller chronicles his three-week vacation in a dazzling compilation of shots that show the Middle Eastern country in its best light. Petra, the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and the rest of the usual spots show why Jordan is so popular with those who visit.