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Imam Mosque, Iran: Colorful UNESCO World Heritage Site photo essay

March 23, 2012

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Shah Mosque or Imam Mosque, Iran

TweetThe Imam Mosque, Iran: A colorful photo essay! Continuing our love for Persian architecture, today I introduce you to the Imam Mosque, Iran (Masjed-e Imam). It is a fitting day for such a gem to be talked about at Travel The Middle East, as Friday is the day that most Muslims flock into mosques to [...]

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

March 13, 2012

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things to do in Morocco, Ouarzazate kasbah

TweetI learned 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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Couscous history: A delicious photo essay!

March 8, 2012

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couscous history, modifications

TweetI decided to do something fun today and share with you a brief post about couscous history–my favorite Moroccan dish. Just had lunch, but writing about this made me hungry again! Origins Did you know that couscous is actually a Berber pasta dish? As such, it’s funny to hear several rumors about couscous history and [...]

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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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Travel the Middle East sands: Photo essay

February 10, 2012

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Palm Jumeirah's Fronds

TweetToday we will travel the Middle East SANDS as the latter is the FriFotos theme this week! I’ll present a variety of photos including deserts I have visited, some interesting tours I have taken, and other locales that are still on my Middle East bucket list! Hope you enjoy the shots Travel the Middle East: [...]

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Abu Dhabi: The rising Emirate (photo essay)

February 1, 2012

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Abu Dhabi skyline at night

TweetThought Dubai was the new “It” of the Middle East? Think again. A different Emirate is soaring to new highs and prospering much more than its sister. Its name? Abu Dhabi. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is one of seven states (called “Emirates”) of the UAE. Here, the capital of the “constitutional federation of absolute [...]

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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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Couchsurfing in Haifa, my favorite Mediterranean city: Photo essay

October 18, 2011

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Haifa Mount Carmel

TweetThis post about Couchsurfing in Haifa is a perfect example of the kindness I often encounter when traveling the Middle East. Perhaps surprisingly to the typical citizen of the West, but all I have to tell you is that the media has one side and it is usually the wrong one! Share your travel tale [...]

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FriFotos: Travel through Arab capitals

October 7, 2011

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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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