Justin Marozzi

Hair-raising stuff

Levison Wood’s 5,000-mile trek around the Arabian peninsula on foot, by camel, dhow and tank would scare the bejesus out of most travellers

Ask most people whether they fancy a four-month, 5,000-mile trek across the Middle East and they might conclude you need your head seen to. With civil war raging in Syria, Iraq mired in internecine conflict while mopping up the remnants of Daesh, al-Qa’eda running amok in southern Yemen and simmering strife between Israelis and Palestinians, walking across 13 countries might not seem like an obvious itinerary.

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