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How to dress in the Middle East: Photo essay

August 22, 2011


How to dress in Egypt

ladies and gentlemen! Through a photo essay, I will show you how to dress in the Middle East (or any conservative country) and (almost) pass as a local. Overview Let me be clear: How to dress in the Middle East doesn’t really matter–if you don’t care about the attention. Except for a handful of […]

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Petra Monastery: How I Climbed it with a Bedouin (photo essay)

August 19, 2011


Petra Monastery

ng the Petra Monastery is one of the most vivid adventures of my 2009 solo female Middle East road trip, which took me through 3 different countries in 5 weeks. Also read: The Treasury, Petra: A tear-jerking Kodak moment I climbed the Petra Monastery on my second day hiking there with a Bedouin and some travelers […]

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How to Poop: Lessons from the Middle East

August 12, 2011



is no more valuable lesson when traveling the Middle East than…knowing how to poop. That’s right folks: Pooping is indeed an art, one which must be mastered if you plan to travel throughout the Arab world and any other developing countries for that matter. So today I show you what I learned from living and traveling throughout […]

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Iftar in Jordan and Morocco: Unique ideas

August 6, 2011


iftar in Jordan

n Kareem to my Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. Whether you are Muslim or not, Middle East travel during Ramadan is an experience in itself. For the past week, I have been giving advice and tips on how to have a unique iftar experience in different countries throughout the Middle East, good for foreigners […]

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The Treasury, Petra: A tear-jerking Kodak moment

July 17, 2011


The Treasury, Petra: A tear-jerking Kodak moment

my 3 visits to the Pyramids of Giza were sandstorms of disappointments, my experience at Petra actually surpassed my expectations: It was magical, sublime. As I first thought of it, “a perfect Kodak moment” Prior to my visit in June 2009, Petra had only been in my bucket list for about a year or […]

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Bedouin encounter in Petra, Jordan

July 16, 2011


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