Posts Tagged ‘mosque’

A Pictorial Journey and Photography Workshop in Morocco

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 18 September 2014

When you go to Morocco, don’t make the same mistakes I did. Learn how to capture the country’s special light, and with it your impressions of a place that will surprise you. When I was there, I met the woman I eventually married. I deeply wish I had taken more pictures and that they were more evocative and of better quality. I wish I had taken a photography workshop in Morocco.


Top 10 Things to Do in Cairo, Egypt

  • Africa.com
  • 28 November 2012

Meaning “the victorious city,” Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, populated by more than 18 million people. Filling both banks of the Nile River in the north of the country, Cairo has been home to numerous Egyptian civilisations as far back as 6,000 years and is only a short distance from the world-famous pyramids of Giza. First time in Cairo? Here’s a list of the Top 10 things to do.


A Local Look at Uzbekistan’s Colourful Markets

  • Stephen Lioy (text and photos)
  • 7 October 2012

When in Central Asia, one of the easiest ways to see life from a local’s perspective is to wander through the markets of each town – places where travellers can readily find just about anything. Most of the items on sale in the bazaars of Uzbekistan are locally grown and produced, so the markets are also a great stop for anyone looking to shop sustainably and responsibly.


Myths and Minarets in Uzbekistan’s Ancient Cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 28 November 2011

Uzbekistan is a premier cultural heritage destination sought out each year by more and more travellers wishing to immerse themselves in the magic of Central Asia’s Great Silk Road. How do you keep your bearings? Learn the unique stories behind the buildings. In each of Uzbekistan’s three Silk Road cities – Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand – a landmark minaret has a myth behind it, adding a touch of intrigue to the present-day wonder.


Photo of the Week: Sunshine in Monastiraki Square, Athens, Greece

  • Charles Berthault (Photo and Text)
  • 13 February 2011

I can’t tell you if I was especially motivated to take pictures on the day I took this shot of Monastiraki Square in Athens, but it is one of my favourite photographs. It seems as if there is no difference between the vast history represented by the Acropolis wall, the Adrian library and the old mosque and the present day. People continue to walk through the square, just as they have done for generations, bringing movement and life to those historical edifices.


Top Five Spiritual Travel Destinations

  • WHL Group
  • 10 December 2010

Spiritual travel runs the gamut of transcendental experiences, from traditional religious pilgrimages to yoga retreats and shamanic healing. The global religious travel market generates almost $20 billion per year and is growing fast, however, religious belief is not a prerequisite. An interest in the culture and history of the world’s most mystical places is reason enough to visit our top five picks of spiritual travel destinations.


Photo of the Week: Al-Hamidiyah Souq – The Ancient Mall of Damascus, Syria

  • Syrian Ministry of Tourism (Photo)
    Ednan Ghamyan (Text)
  • 22 August 2010

Strolling through Damascus’ Al-hamidiyah Souq, one comes across many Levantine delights. The goods on sale include items of local copperware, wooden mosaic artwork and much, much more. Everyone should sample the delights of the Bekdash Ice Cream shop, which serves first-rate, locally made ice cream to help you gain weight! After a wonderful walk, you find yourself in the shadow of the the beautiful Umayyad Mosque.


The Inside Word… on Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 23 June 2010

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips. Here we lift the lid on the Georgian city of Tbilisi, one of Eurasia’s most important social, cultural and industrial centres, located in the Southern Caucasus Mountains.


Cairo Opens the Doors to whl.travel in Egypt

  • whl.travel
  • 20 May 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC. Cairo is a city of contrasts, simultaneously modern and deeply connected to its golden past. Full of life, this capital of Egypt is a bustling sleepless metropolis that boasts monuments and architecture spanning thousands of years. Cairo is the largest city on the African continent, as well as in the Middle East.


Photo of the Week: A Warm Smile from an Elder in Uzbekistan

  • Nabikhan Utarbekov (photo), Lyudmila Vafaeva (text)
  • 4 April 2010

Uzbekistan is valued for many things, but its most precious treasures are its historical heritage, rich culture and, of course, its people. The cordiality and hospitality possessed by local citizens make acquaintance with them an unforgettable experience for people in Uzbekistan who have come from abroad.

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