Middle East

Middle East

Pandemonium at the Birqash Camel Market

The air is full of heat, dust, and wild cries from both man and creature. I step back as both feet and hooves gallop...

Why We Travel: Developing Cultural Understanding

Eight hands of different sizes reach toward the large dish, scooping portions of richly-spiced cardamom rice and goat meat. It is an intimate moment,...

Sketching the World: Andrea Muñoz’ Travel Diary

When she was three years old, Andrea Muñoz’ mother gave her a pen to keep her occupied. She’s been drawing ever since. Now, there is...

Why We Travel: Lessons from the Islamic World

I’ve always felt comfortable in the Islamic world. My childhood years in the UAE gave me a familiarity and understanding of Islam, a religion...

A Last-Minute Plane Ticket to Cairo

“Dozens Are Killed in Street Violence Across Egypt” “U.S. to temporarily shut down embassies around the world” These were the headlines as I was flying to...

Travel Video: Little Big World

Using tilt-shift photography combined with time-lapses, videographer Joerg Daiber is able to present the world in miniature. His video series, “Little Big World,” may...

The UAE: Old and New

The United Arab Emirates is a country full of contrasts. It is both modern and ancient, lively and peaceful. Its sights and sounds will...

Travel Video: Filming the People of Nowhere

In 2016, Lior Sperandeo spent 10 days in Lesvos, Greece, documenting a rescue team helping Syrian refugees. While there, he filmed a video for...

Slow Mornings in Svaneti, Georgia

Mornings in Mazeri, a tiny village in the Svaneti region of Georgia, follow a slow rhythm. It’s a purposeful rhythm, but unhurried and methodical. Chabu...