Here’s a travel feat: We went on a magical tour of the Middle East this week with nary a vacation day used. Our secrets? TravelerJeff and his trusty camera. We saw Doha at dawn and Byblos in the midday sun; we ventured to the world's tallest building in Dubai and the world's lowest land at the Dead Sea near Amman. Even the staples--Petra, camels, a dish of fattoush--are beautifully photographed and worthy of every ooh and ahh they received.
If we could enjoy TravelerJeff’s dusty deserts and swimming-pool mirages as the mercury rose past 100 degrees outside our office, we’re pretty sure you’ll find an escape in them too. Here are a few of our favorites--but don’t miss the rest of this Traveler of the Week’s gallery for a virtual trip to many more Middle East highlights.
Lady of Harissa looking over Beirut
One of Doha's inspirational words
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Comment by airynfaerie on July 9, 2010
The Middle East has always been a place on my list of future trips. These photos are great!