I first discovered the Arab world during a family holiday to Morocco aged 11. I remember being struck by the warmth of the people, the delicious food and the chaos of it all. Years later, while visiting India, a chance meeting led me to an unexpected four-year stint living in Israel, spending one year in the desert and the following three years completing my bachelor’s degree at Tel Aviv University.
During my time living in Israel, I was lucky enough to explore some of the surrounding countries and visited Jordan and Egypt, and visiting Petra, the pyramids of Giza, and the beaches of Sinai. The wealth of history, arresting landscapes and age-old architecture left me feeling quite humbled.
I have recently spent a month touring Oman and Egypt, my highlight being a Nile cruise, and I can’t wait to share my experiences with others looking to travel in the region.
I'll never forget when…
Seeing the sun set over the Red Sea for the first time was quite an experience. I was sitting on a beach in Sinai, arid mountains rising behind me and a vividly painted sea in front of me. In the distance I could hear someone playing a melody on an oud as I sipped a fresh mint tea and found myself in a Middle Eastern paradise.