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Siwa Oasis, Egypt: Wealth of history amid a sea of sand

May 30, 2014

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your eyes for a second. Imagine a cooling breeze, slowly erupting goosebumps on your skin. The smell of lamb kebabs cooking over a bonfire. Now open your eyes: you are surrounded by vast sand dunes, date palm forests, and even a freaking lake. Where are we?! About 50 km east of the Libyan border […]

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Top Casinos In The Middle East

May 21, 2013


ajor regions of the world offer some sort of casino gaming. The Middle East is no exception. While casinos are found in only 3 Middle Eastern countries, the casinos found here provide some top gambling. One can expect to find casinos in Israel, Lebanon, and Egypt. Of all the casinos found in this region, […]

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Islam symbols, their meaning, and other Middle East charms

March 22, 2013


Islam symbols, Kaaba

is, arguably, one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. For this reason, I picked Islam symbols, their meaning, and a couple of other Middle East charms for this week’s special #FriFotos post. I hope this photo essay sheds some light on this fascinating region and their culture. Let me know if you […]

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Middle Eastern sites and columns: What I’ve seen (photos)

December 7, 2012


Middle Eastern sites, Medinet Habu

eme of this week’s FriFotos is COLUMNS. Thus, I wanted to share some photos of Middle Eastern sites and ruins as seen through my travels. Hope you like them! Cairo’s minarets Known as the city of the thousand minarets: I lived in Cairo for a full year study Egyptian and Modern Standard Arabic. Those […]

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Is Sharm el Sheikh a tourist trap? Yes, but a lovely one!

October 16, 2012


rm el Sheikh a tourist trap? Aiwa, and a lovely one at that! No, you didn’t. Oh yes, I just did. I tell you how it is, buddy. Don’t get me wrong: Holidays in Sharm El Sheikh can be relaxing, fun, and are even budget-friendly to many Europeans and other Westerners. However, living in the Middle […]

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Ramadan Kareem meaning: Overview of the Muslim holiday

July 23, 2012


my Muslim brothers and sisters: رمضان كريم (Ramadan Kareem)! And to the rest of my brothers and sisters: Let’s love each other no matter what’s our religion. I’m a Christ follower and love all people, just as He would Learn more about the Ramadan Kareem meaning and the festivities that take place during this Holy […]

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Giza Pyramids disappointment: My travel photo and story

May 24, 2012


me disappointed at the Pyramids of Giza

struggling with my health, so today I’m simply sharing my Giza Pyramids disappointment travel photo and story. The Pyramids of Giza were on my travel bucket list for many years. However, my experience once I finally visited the plateau was nothing like what I had imagined… I like this travel photo, which I titled “Giza Pyramids […]

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Solo female Middle Eastern road trip: Cairo to Jerusalem (part 1)

May 4, 2012


Middle Eastern road trip, Dome of the Rock

st week of May 2009, I decided to entail on an epic Middle Eastern road trip, cycling and hitchhiking around the region. I traveled throughout Israel for 3 weeks; went hiking inside the Nabatean city of Petra, where I even climbed the Monastery to the very top with a Bedouin; and finished off in Egypt. This […]

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El Quseir, Egypt: Escaping time by the Red Sea (photos)

April 13, 2012


El Quseir, Egypt Radisson Blu pool

the most relaxing places I’ve had the privilege to enjoy while living in the Arab world was El Quseir, Egypt. Also known as Al Qusayr, this little-known Red Sea town is located 139 km north of Marsa Alam and 138 km south of Hurghada (Wiki). El Quseir, Egypt: The town When away from […]

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Ras Mohammed camping, Red Sea, Egypt (photo essay)

April 5, 2012


Ras Mohammed camping sunset

Beach Thursday everyone! Today I present you a special guest post by Mina Mahrous about Ras Mohammed camping by the Red Sea in Egypt. It is a beautiful reserve that I had the pleasure to dive in Egypt (Yolanda Reef is superb!) and I am glad you will learn a bit more about it […]

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