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    Neighbourhood guide to Tel Aviv

    Bold architecture, a laid-back attitude and sun-kissed beaches — Tel Aviv may sizzle at the edge of the Negev desert, but the Israeli city is Mediterranean cool personified Read More»

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    City life: Jerusalem

    If you ask a question in Jerusalem, you may well get five different answers. In an ancient city where history, legend and scripture intertwine, facts can be elusive, but the… Read More»

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    Israel: The secret citadel

    Twelve miles south of the Sea of Galilee you’ll find the mountaintop Belvoir Fortress — what’s more, you’ll probably have it all to yourself Read More»

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    Sleep: Tel Aviv

    A 24-hour, cosmopolitan beach city, Tel Aviv’s hotel scene ranges from home-grown super brands to eye-catching boutiques, amiable hostels and the odd memorable curve-ball Read More»

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    Tel Aviv: Tasting Israel

    On a sunny spring morning in Tel Aviv I’m loitering on a street corner near Levinsky Market waiting for a woman I’ve never met. Her name is Inbal Baum and… Read More»

 
 

Iran

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    Iran

    Iran: Where two worlds are one

    Mysterious, magnificent and so often misunderstood, modern Iran is bending rules and breaking traditions to welcome a new generation of curious travellers Read More»