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Things to do in Morocco: A feast for the senses (photo essay)

March 13, 2012

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things to do in Morocco, cooking class

ned about the best things to do in Morocco after living there for a semester abroad. I had the opportunity to take many road trips and visit many cities more than once. For this reason, today I’m curating certain cities and telling you which are my favorite things to do in Morocco. Part 2 likely […]

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Travel to the best beaches in the Middle East & Africa (photo essay)

October 13, 2011

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Beach Thursday and this week I will feature some of the best beaches in the Middle East and Africa. There is no debate that some of the clearest, most azure waters in the world are found in the coasts of the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. While this is a “Travel […]

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Things to do in Dahab: My favorite place on Earth (photo essay)

September 12, 2011

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Dahab…my beautiful beautiful Dahab. To me, it is one of those places you can’t quite explain how you fell in love with it, yet you also do know why–and very, very well. As with every great love, you can’t explain why you love it so much despite its (perhaps many) flaws. Basically, your feelings […]

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The Tannery in Fez Morocco: Photo essay

September 5, 2011

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tannery in Fez Morocco

ured image photo credit: Bernard Gagnon, Wiki Commons^] I had never visited a tannery until I lived in north Africa back in 2009. While the old medina of Marrakech also has one, today’s post will focus on the leather tannery in Fez Morocco. If you so wish, I could also give you some tips about how […]

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Morocco hotels, desert lodges, and destinations

August 31, 2011

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kasbah by Kurpfalzbilder.de, Flikr Commons

ebration of Eid el Fitr this week, I’ve been giving you trip ideas in order to help you plan your Middle East travels / Eid holiday. Today, we continue this mini series featuring the top Morocco hotels and desert lodges. I intentionally left certain widly-popular destinations out of this entry because there is more to Morocco […]

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Top UAE beach resorts pt. 2

August 30, 2011

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UAE beach resorts

barak all! In celebration of Eid el Fitr this week, I’ll be giving you trip ideas in order to help you plan your Middle East travels / Eid holiday. Today, we continue this mini series featuring the top UAE beach resorts in the lesser-known emirates. Enjoy! [click here for part 1, featuring Abu Dhabi, Dubai and […]

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Top UAE beach resorts and desert lodges

August 29, 2011

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UAE desert lodge

barak all! In celebration of Eid el Fitr this week, I’ll be giving you trip ideas in order to help you plan your Middle East travels / Eid holiday. Posts will (mostly) be about the top beach resorts and desert lodges throughout the region. Today, we kick off this mini series with the top […]

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How to dress in the Middle East: Photo essay

August 22, 2011

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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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Nile river beach: Where to find one + photos

August 18, 2011

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Nile river beach

hink the waters of the Nile river are toxic and can’t even be touched. While that may be true of certain parts of it, especially around Cairo, this is not the case in Upper Egypt. As a I drifted through the longest river in the world for 4 days and 3 nights, I discovered […]

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Diving in Egypt: How I got my PADI certification in Sinai

August 16, 2011

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diving in Egypt Red Sea

in Egypt was definitely one of the highlights of my year living there. Nothing rivals the Red Sea and its vast beauty! Lucky me, I got to dive some of the top diving sites in the world as part of my PADI certifications: Open Water and Advanced! In less than 2 weeks and for […]

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