Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Palestine travel writing competition

As a result of my work on the Bradt Guide to Palestine, I’ve been privileged to be asked to judge a travel writing competition on Palestine. The competition is being … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Independent travel in Palestine

This month’s Wanderlust magazine features a full-length piece on independent travel in Palestine, written by Matthew Teller, author of the Rough Guide to Jordan and a seemingly unending list of … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

New article: A guide to Nablus

From Red Pepper magazine, February 2012 Leaving behind Ramallah and Bethlehem, with their expat communities and religious tour groups, what of the West Bank’s other cities? Sleepy desert Jericho? Hebron, … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bradt Palestine reviewed in Wanderlust

A lovely review of the Bradt Guide to Palestine appears in the February 2012 issue of Wanderlust, so many thanks to the amazing Dervla Murphy (I never thought when I … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bradt Guide to Palestine in GLW

The Bradt Guide to Palestine was listed as one of Green Left Weekly’s top choices for summer reading (this is an Australian publication!). Many thanks to Patrick Harrison, who recently … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Slightly more pleasant things

After that post about my most recent… well, not really a troll. More of a crypto-troll. But being subtle about it doesn’t make you any less of a malign timewaster. … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

The CAMERA never lies?

So, amongst the small slew of hate mail and spectacular volume of spam my Guardian piece on travel to Palestine has inspired, today I got this interesting little email: From: … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 18 Comments

New article: 10 Highlights of Palestine

Guardian Travel, 18th November 2011 Being woken at 4.30am is rarely a plus. But heard from the Cinema Jenin guesthouse in the city centre, in a cool, clear dawn, the … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Right To Education week at Edinburgh Uni

Right To Education is a project of Bir Zeit University, just outside Ramallah in the West Bank. It: seeks to raise international awareness about the obstruction and denial of education … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bradt Guide to Palestine – finally out

So, I now have not only a lone advance copy of my new Bradt Guide to Palestine, but a box filled with all my author comps. It’s officially for sale … Continue reading

November 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

The new Bradt Guide to Palestine gets its first review

So, this morning I’m hopelessly over-excited. Bradt have just forwarded me a review of an advance copy of the forthcoming Bradt Guide to Palestine. And the review is by Matthew … Continue reading

September 12, 2011 · 1 Comment

New article: Israel appropriating historical sites for colonial ends

Electronic Intifada, 18th April 2011: Maale Adumim is apparently, like some of the Etzion Bloc settlements (which are increasingly selling themselves as wine tourism destinations), seeking to add heritage tourism … Continue reading

April 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Research remnants – a few articles

With the research for the new Bradt Guide to Palestine done and dusted, there are a few articles which I came across doing background research that I found especially interesting, … Continue reading

March 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Having my cynicism defied

It’s easy to be cynical about claims that travel encourages tolerance and breaks down prejudice. It’s particularly easy in Palestine to be dubious about the idea that ‘sustainable tourism’ can … Continue reading

February 13, 2011 · 2 Comments