July 23, 2012

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Ramadan Kareem meaning: Overview of the Muslim holiday

Ramadan Kareem meaning: Overview of the Muslim holiday

TweetTo all my Muslim brothers and sisters: رمضان كريم (Ramadan Kareem)! And to the rest of my brothers and sisters: Let’s love each other no matter what’s our religion. I’m a Christ follower and love all people, just as He would Learn more about the Ramadan Kareem meaning and the festivities that take place during this Holy [...]

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July 17, 2012


Hitchhiking Israel solo: Trespassing and Mount of Beatitudes (part 4)

TweetWelcome to part 4 of my solo female Middle Eastern road trip! Today, whilst hitchhiking Israel, I finally get lost. In the end, I did find my way by hitchhiking once more, but still! Quite surprising it took me this long, given to how directionally-challenged I am. I know, I know — how would someone with no [...]

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May 30, 2012


Kibbutz Couchsurfing and hitchhiking: My solo Middle Eastern road trip (pt 3)

Kibbutz couchsurfing Sea of Galilee Tiberias

TweetAnd this is where this trip becomes a slight blur. Lol! I had no camera at this point (as of, no roll left, no new one bought–nothing!), save a day or two during one of my two kibbutz Couchsurfing stays. Most of those photos, however, are at home in Puerto Rico and will have to [...]

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May 24, 2012


Giza Pyramids disappointment: My travel photo and story

me disappointed at the Pyramids of Giza

TweetStill struggling with my health, so today I’m simply sharing my Giza Pyramids disappointment travel photo and story. The Pyramids of Giza were on my travel bucket list for many years. However, my experience once I finally visited the plateau was nothing like what I had imagined… I like this travel photo, which I titled “Giza Pyramids [...]

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May 15, 2012


Middle East Cyprus: An unlikely concoction? (educational photo essay)

Middle East Cyprus, food platters

TweetToday we expose an unlikely concoction: Middle East Cyprus. Wait, isn’t it an European island?! Decorating hundreds of Mediterranean travel brochures worldwide, Cyprus’ location and culture are commonly misunderstood. Granted, it is located in the Mediterranean Sea–but so are the coasts of Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey! Indeed, Middle East Cyprus is real and today [...]

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May 11, 2012


Solo female Middle East road trip: Jerusalem to Haifa and Nazareth (part 2)

solo female Middle East road trip, Basilica of Annunciation Nazareth

TweetAhlan wah sahlan! Shalom! Today’s FriFotos theme is paradise and I’ll be depicting it as a state of mind. “Paradise” as such was my epic solo female Middle East road trip, which took me from Cairo to Jerusalem, onto a 3-week Couchsurfing and hitchhiking adventure around the Holy Land, then onto the Nabatean city of Petra, [...]

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May 4, 2012


Solo female Middle Eastern road trip: Cairo to Jerusalem (part 1)

Middle Eastern road trip, Dome of the Rock

TweetThe last week of May 2009, I decided to entail on an epic Middle Eastern road trip, cycling and hitchhiking around the region. I traveled throughout Israel for 3 weeks; went hiking inside the Nabatean city of Petra, where I even climbed the Monastery to the very top with a Bedouin; and finished off in Egypt. This [...]

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April 24, 2012


Things to do in Yemen: Beautiful UNESCO-filled photo essay

things to do in Yemen, Qalansiyah beach

TweetA country in strife, yet with so much to offer. This week’s Travel Tuesday photo essay features the wonderful things to do in Yemen. Socotra Island Featured as having some of the best beaches in the Middle East, reiterated by Lonely Planet retweet, Socotra Island is one of the oddest sights not only in the [...]

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April 23, 2012


Tel Aviv photos: The beach, Gaudi, the old and the new

Tel Aviv photos, beach promenade

TweetToday I was reminiscing about my trip during Eid el Adha in Israel and the awesome time I had in that city by going through some Tel Aviv photos. I also remembered the amazing time I had my second time around, during the summer. I absolutely love this city: The vibe, the nightlife, the gorgeous [...]

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April 20, 2012


Essaouira Morocco photos: Architectural postcards

Essaouira door

TweetToday’s postcards include Essaouira Morocco photos. The focal point is the town’s architecture, as I am obsessed with Arab design and buildings I went on a road trip around Morocco almost every weekend when I studied Islamic Civilization and Arabic at Al Akhawayn University. Essaouira Morocco is one of the many places I visited. My favorite [...]

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