Featured, Jordan, Lebanon

Middle Eastern Oddities

21 Comments 14 April 2011

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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Mediteranean Lebanon

Featured, Lebanon, Podcasts

Travel to Lebanon

9 Comments 11 April 2011

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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Lebanon, Photo Documentaries

Photo of the Week – Saida Souks

21 Comments 08 April 2011

I traveled south of Beirut to the old city of Saida along the Mediteranean.  Luckily I had a personal tour guide in my friend Mark, a local friend I had made during my stay in Beirut.  We drove through the flooded streets of Beirut and an hour later when we arrived in Saida the sun [...]

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Featured, Lebanon

The Food of Lebanon

11 Comments 07 April 2011

Even in times of peace in Lebanon there is still a war raging. Lebanon battles it’s Arab neighbors for the title of ‘Creator of Hummus’. They even went as far as trying to copyright it! This battle has raged on for years, and still no real resolution as to who the real creator of hummus [...]

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Arcenciel eco lodge lebanon

Featured, Lebanon, Lodging

Taanayel Eco Lodge – Authentic Travel

1 Comment 04 April 2011

I crave authentic experiences when I travel. I want culture not tourism. That’s why my time in Lebanon was so special; while living with a family I was able to experience the real Lebanon, with no tourist sugar coating. However, because I was participating in a GeoVisions cultural exchange program, I was not really exposed [...]

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Lebanon, Photo Documentaries

Photo of the Week – Tripoli

7 Comments 01 April 2011

Tripoli has been in the news a lot lately – but there’s more than one Tripoli in the Middle East.  I went to Lebanon’s Tripoli in search of authentic souks and found what I was looking for.  However I quickly realized Tripoli was more than just souks, it has a rich history and cultural feel [...]

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Walk Beirut Tour

Experiences, Lebanon

Walk Beirut

9 Comments 31 March 2011

“Why did you come here in February? It’s the worst month for weather; it’s so unpredictable.” This was the common question I was asked throughout Lebanon. The sky was heavy with moisture and dark clouds rolled in over the Mediterranean; it was pouring rain yet again. The taxi driver dropped me off near the medical [...]

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bombed church lebanon

Lebanon, Photo Documentaries

Bombed Beirut – A Personal Tour

18 Comments 29 March 2011

Today was my day to go walking through time; a walk through downtown Beirut photographing the bombed buildings which still exist in the Beirut skyline.  I was in shock of the hundreds of bullet holes scarring the buildings and that’s when I saw him; a security guard of some type motioning at me. I immediately [...]

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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