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Adam Alexander

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Adam Alexander is a frequent travel writer for the Irish Times who has just relocated to magical Istanbul to be at the heart of a vibrant, happening region that includes among other topical places at the moment - Syria, Iran, Greece, Cyprus, Georgia and the Lebanon.

Adam began his career in 1991 covering the war in Yugoslavia, and has written for The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Express in South Africa, Mail on Sunday in Germany, as well as...
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 "My Dead Sea stroll to the spa began unpromisingly. An old Jordan hand chided me for breaking every social taboo in the land: wet hair (suggestive of steamy sex, not a good look in Ramadan, when romps are banned till sunset); exposed nape of the neck (erotic provocation); bare knees (erogenous zone and poor sartorial sense); looking men in the eye (looser morals than Salome, that local minx). But the irrepressible staff smiled serenely at my crimes, while possibly consigning me to Sodom, just down the track in Biblical terms."

© Lisa Gerard-Sharp, Holy Mud, Times Online, 2007

 

 

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