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Nina Dietzel's Middle east

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I visited Wadi Rum on the way to Petra–a perfect detour. The landscape feels like that of another planet. Petroglyphs can be found all over, proof of human travel through this area for thousands of years.
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Jordan
As is often the case with travel expectations, there’s so much more to a site than what we can see in the confines of a screen or read in black and white letters on a page. Often the real place is a shock of depth, colors and aromas, and the way...
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Finding 'old' in Qatar can be a challenge. Someone mentioned in passing that there are ruins of a pearl fishing village up north, but none of the Qataris I asked had heard of it–nor could they possibly comprehend anyone's fascination with a...
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Doha, Qatar
Qataris don't do small or insignificant. What you see here are actual sailing vessels, floating on water INSIDE the museum. This particular exhibition features the work of Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab (until May 26th, 2012).
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Doha, Qatar
Qatar is a great place to discover ship wrecks. We dove the 'Alexian Hope'–a wreck that sits right side up on the sea floor, with a propeller as big as a house. Dive master 'Spike' led us on two dives exploring the cabins and hull of the sunken...
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Az-Zubārah, Qatar
We came across this sign at a beach in Northern Qatar. It still puts a smile on my face; I have a thing for 'culture' specific signage. Next runner up was the 'burka crossing'...