Lucy Knight

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What I learnt on a day trip to Tripoli

– There are three hammams. Only one in use. – The one in use can be rented out by women. – Tripoli comes from ‘tri polis’. – In the souq they sell the testicles of bulls. – Maybe within a year there will be a museum in the old citadel. – Mamluk basically means ‘slave […]

What I learnt in Wadi Rum

- This time of year is your last chance to go before you’ll melt. – You will get stopped for speeding. – It is possible to look chic in a desert. I cannot though.

What I learnt at the Dead Sea

- Don’t go to the Dead Sea for more than an hour. – There are giant mosquitos. – It is a really bizarre sensation to bob in water. – You can’t take canned tuna into the Dead Sea Spa Hotel. – There is nothing to do at the Dead Sea apart from bob in the […]