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Squids and Tea in the Kingdom of Bahrain

March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The scent of raw fish, salt, and tea sends me to a good place. One whiff of it and suddenly I’m on a boat wearing overalls and sporting a bowl cut (you know, that […]

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Eat Like A Local: Abu Dhabi

March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Nolu’s is definitely worth the drive! I have always found myself describing meat as beautiful. When I was 7 years old I remember coining the term “laham jameel” [beautiful meat] to describe what is […]

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Hipster ducks and Going Barefoot..Bodrum, The Good Life

March 1, 2018 / 1 Comment

When travelling, i’m usually the person my friends refer to as ‘the bag lady’. Mildly insulting but true. I can’t argue. I am the responsible mother hen. I plan dinners, find out the best […]

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I’ll See You at the Finnish Line

March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The city smelled of coffee and the sea, and the streets were crowded with schools of tourists swimming through the sites and pleasures Helsinki had to offer. On many corners, local musicians added to […]

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The Gilgamesh Mission: A Search for Natural Springs

March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ask Ageel, Intellectual Appeal Ageel, is a self-professed tour guide who finds us staring blankly at dormant springs by the Bahrain Fort sea-shore. He speaks to us about the advent of land reclamation on […]

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Feel The Beat

March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

In the heart of Oloki village, amongst the local Maasai, in Tanzania, is where I had my first dose of real Africa. I was simply a spectator, adorned with beautiful beaded jewelry and the […]

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A Basic Anatomy of the Majlis

March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Majlis looks pretty simple, a cube of clay walls with simple square windows, too basic almost. But there’s so much to the clay cube. Let’s start with the exterior chairs mounted on the […]

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The Caves of Khaybar

March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The drive from Jeddah to Harrat Khaybar Lave Field, 160 kilometers north of city of Madinah, was long and started  just as the sun was coming up and I was grateful for the coffee […]

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