The Middle East has so many highlights it is difficult to know where to begin. Visit the atmospheric souk of Aleppo and the ancient city of Damascus, the beautiful hidden mountain monastery of Mar Moussa and a stunning desert palace. For the more active, there is time to swim – or float – in the Dead Sea, snorkel over the coral reefs of the Red Sea, and take a 4WD into the amazing landscape of Wadi Rum and spend a night under the stars. The highlight of any vacation is likely to be the magnificent tastes, as the drinking and eating are world-renowned. Enjoy doner kebabs, gyros and shawarma while you’re there and when you are returning to home, bring saffron, tea, or pistachios, as they are sure to be the best in the Middle East!