Category Archive: Middle East

It’s a Man’s World

May 24, 2013 24 Comments »

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As I was marveling at the bright colors of the watermelon, eggplant, and tomatoes against the typical Omani cream-colored backdrop of souq buildings – I felt that something was ‘off’ – but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I continued to walk around the Nizwa souq (market) with our guide Zahar but since I […]

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Oman Coastal Hiking

May 23, 2013 8 Comments »

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The wall of thick, humid air hit me as I got out of the safety of the air-conditioned truck. I breathed it in – filling my lungs with the salty sea air that is so distinct in coastal regions. From this point on, I was going where no vehicles can go – I had to […]

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Roughing It In Oman

May 14, 2013 20 Comments »

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I laid out my new sleeping bag on the thick mat under the stars. It was muggy outside but I still got into the down sleeping bag else I felt too exposed. I turned off my head lamp and said goodnight to my fellow travelers going through the same ritual nearby. As I lay there, […]

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April Adventures

March 21, 2013 8 Comments »

spring snow berlin

It’s the first day of Spring – and it snowed here in Berlin this week. Yes – snow. This is just one of the many reasons why I’m really excited about my next stop on my travels in April – it will be warm! Last week I posted a question on my Facebook page having […]

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Middle Eastern Oddities

April 14, 2011 21 Comments »

Everything has a little bit of crazy....

The big billboard ad looming over the highway read “Expect the unexpected” as a man in camouflage held a shiny rifle and smiled at the cars passing by below. I thought to myself – I hope this is advertising hunting, but quite frankly in the Middle East I’m not quite sure – anything goes! My […]

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Travel to Lebanon

April 11, 2011 9 Comments »

Mediteranean Lebanon

With one month in Lebanon, you can cover a lot of ground.  However I can’t say that I really traveled the country thoroughly and I certainly didn’t get to all of the traditional tourist sites.  Instead I was too busy sinking into the culture of Lebanon.  Thanks to my GeoVisions cultural exchange program who placed […]

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