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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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Caesarea Philippi, Banyas Reserve: Solo female Middle Eastern road trip (part 6)

October 23, 2012


ack! Welcome to part 6 of my solo female Middle Eastern road trip. This week, we resume the run down memory lane. Where to?! My hitchhiking Israel adventures took me Couchsurfing at Kibbutz Dafna, located 12 km northeast of Kiryat Shemona. Additionally, I visited Caesarea Philippi and the Banyas reserve. Gorgeous, relaxing area by the […]

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Bethlehem Separation Wall graffiti: A forum of expression

October 2, 2012


Banksy Bethlehem separation wall graffiti

I’m in a quite reflective mood. For this reason, I have decided to finally post all those Bethlehem Separation Wall graffiti photos. All these shots touched me during my visit there in December 2008, one way or another. Unless otherwise stated, photo credits to David Norton, fellow traveler and student at the American University […]

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Yom Kippur meaning: The Jewish Ramadan?

September 26, 2012


7;m not quite sure why, but several people get offended whenever I do this. I can’t help it though–I love to draw analogies between religions. So, when my Jewish friends started celebrations for their holiest day of the year last night, I knew had to write about it. Today’s post is all about Yom Kippur meaning […]

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Hitchhiking Israel solo adventures continue: Scoring a Beit She’an free tour

September 13, 2012


e to part 5 of my epic solo female Middle Eastern road trip. On this post, I continue my hitchhiking Israel adventures, on a series of hitching and bus riding stints, as I head out to explore more historical sites around Tiberias / Sea of Galilee region. Want to know what preceded my hitchhiking Israel […]

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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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Hitchhiking Israel solo: Trespassing and Mount of Beatitudes (part 4)

July 17, 2012


e to part 4 of my solo female Middle Eastern road trip! Today, whilst hitchhiking Israel, I finally get lost. In the end, I did find my way by hitchhiking once more, but still! Quite surprising it took me this long, given to how directionally-challenged I am. I know, I know — how would someone with no […]

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Kibbutz Couchsurfing and hitchhiking: My solo Middle Eastern road trip (pt 3)

May 30, 2012


Kibbutz couchsurfing Sea of Galilee Tiberias

is is where this trip becomes a slight blur. Lol! I had no camera at this point (as of, no roll left, no new one bought–nothing!), save a day or two during one of my two kibbutz Couchsurfing stays. Most of those photos, however, are at home in Puerto Rico and will have to […]

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