Things to carry with you when traveling to the Middle East

Traveling to the Middle East

The World is filled with wonders and exotic places that will show you new and astonishing things in every corner your sight reaches. A great amount of those incredible things are located in the Middle East. This region is known for the difference between their culture and the western culture, so a trip that includes this destination is more than sure to give you some particular and amazing experiences.

 

Good travelers must never leave their homes without having the right equipment, and special adventures such as Middle Eastern trips will sure require special luggage and handy things, so if you’re planning a visit to the cradle of civilization, this article was handmade for you. Follow the read and get to know some useful items that will help you develop there.

 

Clothing

This might be the most important topic when traveling to the Middle East. The best kind of clothing you could carry on your luggage is light and loose-fitting one. As the biggest attractions are related to pilgrimage you might want to be as comfortable as possible. Don’t forget to take a hat and your sunglasses.

A useful garment would be a jacket, this might seem weird at first but the weather in the Middle East is dry, that means really hot days and cold chilly nights. Also think about the color, white will be easy to get dirty and black will make you feel even hotter, so light-colored and mid-toned clothes are the best.

Be respectful while visiting religious sites, keep your shoulders, legs and cleavage covered. Some places will require you to cover your head, so it’s nice to carry a scarf or a shawl. Long skirts are advisable for women, as they’re comfortable and suit with the religious rules.

 

Electrical items

While Western current tend to have a voltage of 110-120V, Middle Eastern has 220V. So it is necessary to buy some current converters to avoid damaging your items. If they are adaptable, there won’t be need of converters.

Middle Eastern sockets are different as well. They have the round-pronged shape with three or two pinned plugs. If your device has not those characteristics, then you have to buy an adaptor and a power strip in order to charge or use the greatest amount of electronic devices at once.

 

Footwear

The best combination of footwear you could take on your trip is comfortable, resistant and easy to take off and put back on. You’re going to walk a lot so walking shoes or sneakers with rubber soles are perfect for this kind of adventure.

 

Extras

You will need to take some common extras like sanitiser, repellent, LED torch, documents and others. Some of them like sunglasses and sunscreen are going to be vital, others, like Ziploc bags are going to be quite useful if you want to take some holy water as a souvenir without making a mess on your bags.

 

Now that you know what to carry, Middle East will wait for your visit

3 Places in the world you must visit

3 Places in the world you must visit

Even when astronomers have taught us well about the immensity of the universe and how minuscule is the part that the Earth constitutes, our world seems to be enormous. There are still thousands of corners that remain unexplored or cultures that have not been contacted by “the civilization” yet. Sadly, getting to know each and every corner of our world is an ambitious goal that just a few that dedicate their lives to travel are going to be able to achieve.

Even planning a trip to a city doesn’t mean you’re going to know the whole country where it is located. But don’t worry, there are places that once seemed remote and started to gain popularity as time went by and will give you a new vision of our world. Pack up as you read this, here come 3 places in the world you must visit.

Nagano, Japan.

This city, founded in 1897 and capital to the homonymous province, counts with an incredible past that include the construction of one of the most important temples of Buddhist pilgrimage like Zenko-ji (VII Century) and being the host of the Winter Olympic Games in 1998.

The beauty of Nagano comes to life intensely on winter where places like the Kiso Valley will make you travel back in time and feel calm. At the north of the city you can find Hakuba, well known for its outstanding ski resorts and the quality of the snow perfect for winter sports. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park and spend some time with the macaques.

Malta

This island located in the South of Mediterranean Sea is a whole country but small enough to be seen in one trip. It has been the stage of multiple occupations in history, but now that they are at peace, it is one of the loveliest places to visit.

You can learn of its history by going on a walk through the Valletta fortifications that resisted the Siege of the Ottoman Empire on 1565 or you can go on a tour in the Malta at War Museum that once was a WWII shelter. You must take a look to the city of Mdina which still has the influence of its Arab and Christian periods.

Cape Verde Islands

This is one of the smallest yet beautiful countries of Africa and the entire world. These islands weren’t inhabited until the arrival of Portuguese and Genoese explorers on 1456 and its influence is still seen despite its independence declared in 1975.

 

Among the most amazing natural Capeverdean wonders there is the Pico do Fogo, an immense volcano on one of the most important islands of the archipelago. Take a trip to the golden gem of Sal Island which is shaped by tropical beaches that will make you relax and then go to Porto Novo, the best place where you can learn about the past of this amazing country.

 

The world is yours to be explored; now you have three places to start!