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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul
"Our tour begins at the ancient Hippodrome where thousands of spectators were entertained and kept happy by the chariot races. The historic Sultanhamet Mosque or now known as the Blue Mosque due to its magnificent interior filled with blue Iznik tiles is we will navigate through the labyrinth of streets and passages that are home to more than 3000 shops known as the Grand Bazaar. Make sure you have practiced your bartering skills. After looking Grand Bazaar you will have a chance to rest and you will get to experience traditional Turkish tea or coffee and a popular Turkish pastry called borek all while enjoying the ancient practice of hookah at a favorite local hangout. You will then make your way to one of immediately you feel the energy in the air. Your senses will be filled with bright colors and powerful aromas of the exotic spices that will surround you. Istanbul is a city that has a rich religious history and now is composed of many different religion this church has been the location of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and is recognized as the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Religion. Your day concludes with an old world cultural experience like no other city has to offer. Your churches and synagogues that date back to the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Further to witnessing the local's life thereYou end the tour with a ferry back to Eminonu
From EUR70.00
 
Dinner Cruise On The Bosphorus
"Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 3.5-hour evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise under Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. See Istanbul’s illuminat your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.""""Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait while enjoying dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing. Gliding through the water your boat follows a route that includes views of Istanbul’s top attractions – all enchantingly illuminated at night. Cruise past the Blue Mosque and Faith Sultan Mehmet Bridge while eating drinking and enjoying the show!"title=Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+romantic+night+including+dinner&2=Dinner+included&3=Free+drinks+included&4=Hotel+pickup+included
From $50.00
 
"Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar
"Istanbul Uncovered with Grand Bazaar Suleymaniye Mosque Sultanahmet backstreets and great views of the city""Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide. As we tour Istanbul your guide will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee as well as show you the main points of interest along the way.You'll start this Istanbul walking tour by exploring Istanbul’s ancient Hippodrome. Following this we’ll make our way to Divanyolu
From EUR27.00

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Driving in Jiddah

Never drive in Jeddeh with your own car! especially if going for the first time. Personally as I driver, i will never recommend it! No fixed charges for Taxi , each will take you to the same place...
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Seef Mall & Shopping

Again - another hint for tourists - rather than a trap. Go to the tourist office/ handicraft shop located at 'bab al bahrain' (translation: gateway to bahrain) and ask for tourist information. I went...
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Buildings and Architecture

What makes Jeddah special is the old city, where History engage with current life. Most tourists will enjoy walking around the old town and its narrow blocks. Watching people from all over walking...
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Tree of life

One of the most known touristic places in Bahrain is the Tree of Life. It´s said to be that it could have been the place where the Garden Eden had been. It´s nothing more than one of the bigger trees...
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NO POSTCARDS AT KUWAIT AIRPORT

Kuwaitis view themselves as good businessmen. To be fair, there is a whole shopping mall inside the airport if they let you go outside security. You have to get a visa for that and they hassle you...
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Arabic Dictionaries

Don't bother buying an Arabic dictionary outside the Middle East as they are ridiculously expensive. In England a good dictionary costs £70 (US$100 approx), I bought the same one in Syria for about...
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Learn Arabic to Survive in Middle East

Some useful Arabic phrases: As-salaam alaykum – Peace be with you (greeting)Wa alaykum as-salaam – And with you peace (reply)Kayf halek ? How are you? (to a man)Kayf halesh? How are you? (to a...
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What you should know!

As I said before:Please once you deiced to visit the Middle East, put all what you know and you heard behind your back!Media had really deformed a lot of facts about this region!I’m only asking...
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No need to think of that much...

No need to think of that much ,no one will think of hurting you, Syria is one of the safest places in this world.
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The Pyramids at Giza in...

The Pyramids at Giza in Egypt.They are the wonder of the world. Specatular and immense. I stood there for ages looking at the Pyramids and wallowing in the history of the place.
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Top Things to Do in Middle East

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Desert Safari

I suggest you to ask for safari representative these few essential questions before makes the deal done. Is there a Desert Safari Company ? 3rd party or Freelancer Agent ? It's really good to know...
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Hagia Sophia - Ayia Sofia - Ayasofya

In my second visit I didn't enter Sainte Sophie, but could appreciate the influence that it had in many constructions around it, and the justice that makes it the central point of Istanbul tourism.
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Citadel

Given that Amman spreads itself over so many hills (19 now, 7 for centuries before that) it's not really obvious why this particular one should have been chosen as the location for the city[s most...
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Old City

Beit Matbouli is one of the few traditional houses in Old Jeddah (al Balad) open to the public. It was recently converted into a 'museum' but it is not quite so. I walked into it in Oct 2015 and it...
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Desert

In the numerous trips to the Petroglyphs or Canyonland areas, one passes grazing camels. These animals can be quite large, and in colors ranging from white to black. They are intelligent animals that...
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Corniche

Abu Dhabi is famous for it's Corniche a 8 Km paved path along the waterfront facing the bay with a view of Lulu island. The Corniche runs from the Mina neighborhood in the north to the Marina in the...
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