Places

Cotton and Columns on the Turkish Hillside

By / August 2019

From a distance, set against a backdrop of lush greenery and sheer rock, Paumkkale looks like an isolated snowscape, but the stone terraces are soft and the waters are warm.

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In Jerash, History and Music Among the Ruins

By / June 2019

North of Amman, the Roman ruins at Jerash have become a major attraction and the site of a popular music festival.

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In Rome, the Holidays Get a Sour Face

By / December 2018

In Italy, writes Chris Watts, Saint Nick plays second fiddle to La Befana, the Christmas Hag. Just don’t call her a witch:

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The Refuge in the Desert

By / April 2018

At the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve in eastern Jordan, oryxes, onagers and other imperiled wildlife species are making a rally, writes Danny Wright.

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Playing in the Ruins

By / December 2017

In Amman, a beloved playground becomes a popular tourist attraction. “When the archaeologists came to dig they would leave holes,” Yoseph said. “We had fun playing in the sand piles and refilling their holes.”

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Playing with Time on the Costa del Sol

By / August 2017

Malaga is one of Andalusia’s cultural capitals. In the city center, old and new do a strange dance. Scott Lashinsky sends these pictures.

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