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Fethiye Turkey: Sunken ruins and beautiful beaches! (photo essay)

March 29, 2012


TweetThis week’s Beach Thursday spotlight is on Fethiye Turkey. Sunken ancient ruins and beautiful turquoise waters must be seen to be believed! Fethiye Turkey beaches Naturally, the main attractions in Fethiye Turkey are the beautiful turquoise coast and its beaches. There are more to choose from than you think, too, so I’ll do you a [...]

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Halloween in the Middle East: Haraam AND tradition?

October 31, 2011


Happy Eid! - Halloween in the Middle East

TweetHalloween in the Middle East: Haraam or tradition? Indeed, partaking in celebrations of pagan origins, such as Halloween, is HARAAM (forbidden) in Islam. As Prophet Muhammad (puh) warned to his followers: “Whoever imitates a nation is one of them!” (Abu Da’oud) Thus, all Muslims are expected to condemn pagan and non-Sunna traditions such as Halloween, Christmas and [...]

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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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