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Exploring Saudi Arabia: Tihama and Faifa

Exploring Saudi Arabia: Tihama and Faifa

Down the mountain from the capital of the Asir region, Abha, the sloping landscape and winding roads from as far south as Jizan and almost as far north as Jeddah encompass the lands called Tihama. It’s important historically in the frankincense trade, and culturally for its Tihami flower people. We were driving alongside camels. Hummingbirds(…)

Italy After Hours: What they don’t tell you in your guidebook

Italy After Hours: What they don’t tell you in your guidebook

Italy is a popular destination for many—and with the thousands of people that flock there, there are thousands of guidebooks that tell them where they should go and what they should do. Here’s what you WON’T find in those books. Secret Drunk Food There are bakeries around Florence called “secret bakeries” that illegally open in(…)