General Travel News

Makkah Bustles During Ramadan

During Ramadan Makkah bustles with sleepless activity and life and traversing the streets can become almost impossible at peak times.   The crowds are fuller at places with popular foods and treats people eat to break their fast at Maghreb – including ful (mashed fava beans, tameez (popular Afghani flatbread) and sobia (a traditional drink made from either raisins or bread).  

When the call for Maghreb prayer comes traffic slows and streets become quieter, then pick up again as Isha prayer nears.   Most people want to perform Isha and Taraweeh at the Grand Mosque or other Mosques in the city.   A traditional feature of Ramadan in Makkah is for families to gather around the iftar table and take their first meal of the day together.  Basic components of iftar food are the four food items soup, sambousa, ful and tameez, combined with different sweets.

More General Travel News
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar perform at the Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Karachi
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery

Washington DC, United States

The grounds of Arlington Cemetery serve as a resting place for many national heroes and more than 300,000  American soldiers, veterans, and dependents.  The Tomb of the Unknowns, a final resting place for unknown soldiers killed in both the World Wars, the Korean War, and until 1997, the Vietnam War as well as President John F. Kennedy's grave are located here.   Virginia side of...

The Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum

Stockholm, Sweden

“The Vasa” is the 64 gun warship that sank in the Sweden harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628. It is perhaps the only 17th century ship that is in almost perfect shape after being salvaged. Interesting artifacts rescued from the ship are on display at the Vasa Maritime Museum. Don’t miss the film screening which shows how the ship was salvaged 300 years after she sank. It is the most visited museum...

Central Market

Central Market

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Distinguished with its historic yellow dome, central market is home to several shops. It is not just a traditional landmark, but also an epitome of Khmer architecture. The central point of the market sells a beautiful range of gems and jewelry. Whereas the central entrance walk is cramped with several vendors and stalls, selling souvenirs, handicrafts, silk fabrics, karmas, cravings, statuary, and...

Ferrymead Heritage Park

Ferrymead Heritage Park

Christchurch, New Zealand

Enter the world of early Edwardian history in Ferrymead Heritage Park. The entire township is preserved in this early lifestyle with schools, churches, cottages, trams and buggies, which makes the heritage park full of entertainment and education. Learn the early ways of living and enjoy the tram ride around this recreated settlement. The gift shop in Ferrymead holds various collectables and s...