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Things to do in Jerusalem: Holy Week photo essay

April 6, 2012


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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FriFotos: Travel through Arab capitals

October 7, 2011


Tel Aviv beach

TweetThis week’s FriFotos theme is “CAPITALS” so today I present you a mini photo essay of some of my favorite capitals in the Arab world. Hope you like them! Cairo, Egypt is one of the most populated, heavily-polluted cities not only int he Arab region, but the whole world. With more than 20 million inhabitants, [...]

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FriFotos: Compilation of stones, temples of my Middle East travels

September 16, 2011


Damascus Gate, Jerusalem

TweetFor #FriFotos this week, given that the theme is “STONE,” I decided to make a compilation post, including some of my favorite shots of stones, rock-carved temples & buildings I captured throughout my Middle East travels between August 2008-December 2009. In passing, I have included all the countries I visited to make this photo essay about [...]

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Palestinian Superstitions

August 24, 2011


Palestine flag

TweetHello there! Today I have a special post for you, which I featured on a series in my latinAbroad website: Palestinian superstitions! Hope you enjoy it! Any feedback is appreciated! * “If you use clothes in reverse your stomach will ache” * “If you deny food to a pregnant woman you will get a sty [...]

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How to dress in the Middle East: Photo essay

August 22, 2011


How to dress in Egypt

TweetHello 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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Ideas to have a unique Iftar in Turkey and Palestine

August 4, 2011


Iftar in Palestine

TweetRamadan 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, but how more unforgettable would it be by celebrating the breaking of the fast, or having iftar, in a unique way? It is definitely possible in several Middle Eastern countries. Today, I [...]

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Eid el Adha in Israel and Palestine (West Bank): A Photo Essay

July 13, 2011


Tel Aviv Subkuch Milega Hostel

TweetTravel to the Middle East during Eid el Adha in Israel and Palestine is truly a magical experience. I was fortunate enough to not only travel there twice, but my very first trip being at the height of the Muslim holiday. My travel buddies included some classmates and friends I had made at the American University [...]

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