Heart of an empire, cultural crossroads and hidden for centuries... Matthew Teller looks back to the glories of Petra's heyday and reveals insider secretsRead more
Varied, lively, unpretentious: the Jordanian capital makes for a short break to remember – and it has Petra on the doorstepRead more
Despite the headlines, Palestine is safe to visit – and its ancient cities and proud people make for fascinating travel, says Matthew TellerRead more
From Biblical Armageddon to modern political turmoil, Israel conjures up vivid images and strong emotions. Matthew Teller peers behind a rugged exteriorRead more
Jordanian food is all about getting your hands dirty – dig in to mounds of dips, breads and delectable dishes, recommends Matthew TellerRead more
The much-missed Nile route between Luxor and Cairo has finally reopened – and a long cruise via its ancient tombs and winding souks shows Middle Egypt is backRead more
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