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The real Garden of Eden: Oman’s Dhofar Mountains

A single valley on the edge of Arabia hides one of Oman’s most unexpected corners.

The kindness of strangers: a journey across Iraqi Kurdistan

An experience of the region, not as one of danger, but of friendly, hospitable people.

‘In the desert I could feel old wounds being healed’: an extract from Three Stripes South

In this extract from her book Three Stripes South, Bex Band describes how it felt to hike through the desert on the Israel National Trail, and recounts one especially tense moment.