Africa for beginners | Travel | The Guardian

A seasoned backpacker shares his tips and suggested itineraries for a memorable few weeks in southern or east Africaby Laurence Watts The Guardian, Saturday 21 August 2010Take it from someone who has backpacked the length and breadth of Africa: it’s big, slow, exciting and infuriating in equal measure. Its charm lies in the simplicity of … More Africa for beginners | Travel | The Guardian

Petra Introduces New Electronic Ticketing System

(zawya.com) PETRA – This summer, Petra park officials have introduced a new electronic ticketing service, to facilitate quicker entry for visitors, according to the Petra Archaeological Park (PAP). Petra ticket barcodes now indicate the numbers and nationalities of visitors streaming into the rose-red city each day. The system, under which officials check tickets with handheld … More Petra Introduces New Electronic Ticketing System