Most people travel to Europe, Australia, or New Zealand for their vacation. Few venture to the Middle East, particularly after hearing tales about the climate and inhospitable living situation. But, today, the latter has emerged as one of the best travel destinations, and it has much to offer to tourists.
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Do not miss the medina of Fès el-Bali, which is the largest living Islamic medieval city in the world. Morocco is also well-known for its great shopping experience. Bazaars in Marrakesh and Casablanca that are crammed with shops carry everything, right from spices, food items, clothes, to jewelry, gold, carpets, and artifacts.
Other great spots that are a must see on every seasoned traveler's list are the ruined Roman cities, the brook where Jesus was baptized, desert citadels, the fortress where Herod beheaded John the Baptist, the ancient city of Jerash, the mountain top where Moses cast eyes on the Promised Land, and of course, the Dead Sea.
Jordan is one of the most culturally rich countries, and if you are a fan of prehistoric and ancient cities and archaeological sites, then you would simply love visiting this place.
Shopaholics can have a great time buying things in the Grand Bazaar in Kapalicarsi, which has around 61 streets, with over 4000 shops. You can purchase anything from clothes, handicrafts, carpets, to jewelry, leather goods, and much more. For the more culture-loving traveler, historic buildings, art galleries, and museums are also plentiful in Istanbul.
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