In years gone by the Middle East was a haven of different foods, traditions and differences to the Western world. Now I fear it may have fallen to the conformity of shopping malls, designer labels and fancy cars (and boy do they drive fast). Their driving makes Hanoi look tame.
I still really enjoyed my trip and here are some pictures I took along the way; I went out in search of mosques...
Yum, olives in chocolate, now that does sound great.
This was actually the ceiling of the shopping centre, but I thought the tiling was spectacular and no one was making an effort to look up!
Well this sign was a little bit of a joke.
Apparently the gold souks used to be out on the streets but now they are mostly all inside. The jewellery was such a radiant yellow shade I couldn't believe it was actually real.