Lebanon, but could have been anywhere in the Middle East

The Middle East has been a region of great interest to us – and lots of others, of course – for a very long time. We have been to Egypt and Jordan as early as 1991/1992, even before we lived in SE Turkey for a while (which, by the way, has not been included under this heading, but has a seperate box). More recently we visited friends and family in Lebanon, Qatar and Oman, and we had one our most exciting travels, to Iran. The latest trip was a brief visit to Syria, land in the midst of conflict. An area to come back, still.

Arab Peninsula
For the time being, Qatar and Oman, travel destinations in 2016 and 2017
Where we travelled, too short, in Dec. 1992
Where we traveled for eight weeks in autumn 2016
Where we travelled briefly, for a week, in Dec. 1992
Results from a two week trip in September 2011.
A short trip in Spring 2024, to a devastated, yet wonderful country.
For the time being, only Istanbul