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Exploring the Middle East – Where to Go

Best Destinations - Amanda - March 31, 2016

The Middle East is a beautiful, complicated land that is home to some of the most welcoming people on earth. It is a cradle of civilizations and surely one of the history’s grand epics. Exploring the Middle East, you will surely know about a number of civilizations, their culture, wonderful architecture and their wayof life. If you are yet to explore the affluent travel destinations in Middle East, consider starting your journey with the following three countries:

Iran

Iran is surely one of the richest Middle Eastern travel destinations for having century-old ruins, exciting architecture, amazing mosques, stunning small cities, fairytale style villages, and very peaceful and welcoming people. With recent softening of relations with western counties, Iran is all set to be the next big travel destination in the world. On a luxury tour of Iran you can expect to see attractions such as thePersepolis, Amir Chakhmaq Square, Emarat-e Badgir, Bagh-e Dolat Abad, Boroujerdi-ha House, Borj-e Azadi, Arg-e Karim Khan, Ali Qapu are all well preserved and unspoilt. You can be sure to love your visits to the Alborz mountain range,the coastlines of the Persian Gulf,Eram Gardens, Hafiz & Hafez Tomb, ShheCheagh mausoleum, Zand Castel and Shiraz Bazaar. Iran has so much to offer for its travelers.

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Oman

Oman is among some of those Middle East counties where over development is yet to blight its stunning landscapes and wonderful culture. It is surely one of the best countries to experience a traditional Arabia. Its quiet stretches of coastlines dotted with fishing boats and shaded with nodding palm trees, craggy chains of towering mountains, mudbrick villages amid sprawling date plantations, gravel plains of great inland deserts, the wind-blown dunes, rocky wadis and canyons will ensure you enjoy every second of your stay in this Middle Eastern country. Although some parts of the country have embraced the modern world, most parts of the country are completely different and unique. You will love the food and markets in Oman as well. The culture is a typical Arabian one and you are bound to enjoy learning about different aspects of it.

Israel

Israel is just about the size of New Jersey, but it offersexperiences of Biblical proportions. It is a country sacred for many believers of many faiths, including the Jews, Christians and Muslims. Therefore it is one of the most known religious pilgrimage destinations in the world. Its prime religious pilgrimage destinations include the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Al Aqsa Mosque, Chapel of the Ascension, Church of John the Baptist, and Church of Dominus Flevit. Israel boasts some wonderful beaches in BeitYannai Beach, Coral Reef Beach, Banana Beach, Dado Zamir Beach and DorHabonim Beach.A luxury tour of Israel is a great way to experience the country.

These are just three of many wonderful destinations in the Middle East that are worth both your time and money. With a perfect plan, you can expect to spend some of the most memorable days of your life exploring these countries in the Middle East.

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A Day Trip to Lefkara

World Travel - Amanda - March 5, 2016

In the unlikely event that you just are troubled to seek out things to try and do in Cyprus, think about taking on a day trip to the village of Lefkara. It sits on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains at an altitude of concerning 600 metres and, with its red-tiled roofs and ochre walls of local stone set against the background of the hazy blue peaks, is implausibly scenic.

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The healthy climate of Lefkara, the hospitality of its individuals, the tradition of the embroidery craft and also the fresh Cypriot naturalness and ease, are a number of the various reasons why thousands of individuals from around the world come to visit, and it’s without doubt one of the best attractions in Cyprus.
The soil around Lefkara is usually whitish limestone – hence the village’s name, from

Lefka Ori, “white mountains.” This soil isn’t at all fertile, so commerce instead of farming has invariably been the sole means that of survival for the villagers. The narrow streets are jam-packed with workshops of busy silver-smiths. The women sit in groups on their doorsteps, chatting as they make the attractive Lefkaritika lacework. The complete village represents a vigorous museum where guests will feel and skill the past in each corner of the village.

Last September the ‘Lefkaritika’ lacework joined the Argentinean Tango and France’s Aubusson tapestry on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list – a vital step in ensuring its survival for generations to come.

Lefkara was the favorite summer resort of the Venetian girls and therefore the girls of Lefkara profited from these visits. It’s same that Leonardo Da Vinc bought an decorated artifact in Lefkara for the altar of the Cathedral in Milan; he visited the village in 1481.

“The Holy Cross”, a church dating back to the ordinal Century, is found within the heart of the village. Characteristic of the building is the wood-carved shrine, created in 1760. According to tradition, the large silver cross bearing a piece of the sacred wood is unbroken within the unseen crypt, settled within the shrine.

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The two hotels of Lefkara and therefore the ancient houses within the centre of the village provide guests a way of tranquility and relaxation and therefore the architectural style is kept traditional. The village’s restaurants are continually open and prepared to serve the guests a variety of wonderfuldishes, like the lefkaritiko ‘tava’ (the ancient dish of the village).

Many cultural events occur within the little municipality of Lefkara all year spherical. The foremost necessary event is that the “Annual Festival of Lefkara” that is organized per annum in August. Illustrious Cypriot artists perform, providing memorable evenings to guests and ancient customs of the local area come alive through folklore dances, songs and plays.

Furthermore, with its picturesque surroundings, Lefkara is a great place to hold your wedding.

Fishing can also be enjoyed by the any Lefkara visitor as two of the biggest dams of Cyprus are located a very short distance from the village.

With so many things to see and do it’s definitely worth taking some extra time to explore this captivating region and get to know its people.

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