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Traveling to Oman? Here’s What to Eat + Do

November 12, 2019

Bilad Sayt, an Arabian village near Jebel Shams in Oman. Courtesy of mzagerp/Flickr. Oman is a land of cultural diversity, rich history, and abundant natural beauty. From the capital city of Muscat and well beyond, the country has always been an underrated and unexplored part of Arabia. So why isn’t it at the top of travelers’ bucket lists? From its 3,000-kilometer-long coastline and the highest mountain peak on…

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8 Can’t-Miss Street Foods in Amman, Jordan

September 9, 2019
View of Amman, Jordan

A local chef tells us the best things to eat on the street in the Jordanian capital. Amman, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Ronald Woan/Flickr. In the Middle East, the history of street food goes back a long way. There are stories of people in Cairo bringing their own pieces of rawhide upon which to have makeshift picnics, after buying their lunch from street sellers. In 1502, Ottoman Turkey…

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Q&A: Joel Haber, Israeli Food Tour Guide, Jerusalem

June 15, 2016

Q&A: Joel Haber, Israeli Food Tour Guide, Jerusalem

Joel Haber, a culinary tour guide in Jerusalem, at a food market
All photos courtesy of Naomi Tomky                                                        

“[Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda Market] is not just about the fresh food. It is also a window onto this city’s culture and personality.” —Joel Haber, culinary tour guide in Israel

Joel Haber, also known as “Fun Joel” (and he does…