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Ramadan Kareem meaning: Overview of the Muslim holiday

July 23, 2012

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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 […]

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

July 17, 2012

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

May 30, 2012

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

May 11, 2012

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

May 4, 2012

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

April 23, 2012

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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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Things to do in Jerusalem: Holy Week photo essay

April 6, 2012

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things to do in Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock Temple Mount

TweetIn commemoration of Holy Week, I present you with the top things to do in Jerusalem. I have been one of the lucky ones to be privileged enough to visit this magical, historical city on several occasions. Thus, I can tell you one thing: Each visit is unique. The first time, I spent Eid el Adha […]

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Green Middle East: Plethora of photos ahead (plus Iran)! #FriFotos

March 16, 2012

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green Middle East, Pereshkaft, Iran

TweetToday’s theme is “Green Middle East” and these photos are meant to show you another beautiful side of one of my favorite regions in the world. Indeed, there is much more than vast deserts found in the Arab world. Hope you enjoy the shots! Green Iran Gorgeous green landscape in Iran – WHOA! Green Egypt […]

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Locals in the Middle East: A short photo essay

February 24, 2012

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Bedouin girl, locals in the Middle East

TweetEver wondered what the locals in the Middle East and North Africa look like or where they come from? In celebration of this week’s FriFotos topic, I will give you a short intro and cultural background of some of the different peoples of the region. Bedouins Bedouins are the desert nomads of Arabia. Divided into […]

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Exotic sights in the Middle East (photo essay)

January 20, 2012

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exotic beach in the Middle East

TweetExotic sights in the Middle East are at every turn when you come from the West. For this reason, to celebrate this week’s FriFotos theme “Exotic,” I wanted to present you a photo essay, including some of the exotic sights you can find in the Middle East. These were captured as I lived and traveled […]

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