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Adventure Ahoy!

I’ve decided it’s time for a change. How drastic of a change? Well, to put it in perspective, I am moving to Taiwan.

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June 26, 2014

Istanbul to Lisbon: A Passage Through Time

Travel: Istanbul to Lisbon

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May 1, 2014

Cappadocia–The Cave City

What is so unique about Cappadocia –perhaps– is its exceptional landscape and mystical history.

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September 5, 2013

The Myth and Mystique of “Machu Pichu”

In the middle of a tropical mountain forest about 2,430 meters over sea level in an extraordinarily beautiful setting lies Machu Pichu–regarded as the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire.

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January 19, 2013

Maryam Jameelah: ‘With An Eyeful Of Madina’s Dust’

“You have to read these”, my friend compelled me, giving me a couple of yellowed, printed-long-ago sort of books. That gave me my first glimpse into the fascinating life and inspiring works of Maryam Jameelah.

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November 8, 2012

HAJJ: The Global Annual Congregation of Muslims

“There were tens of thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors, from blue-eyed blondes to black-skinned Africans. But we were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood ……. You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to rearrange much of my thought patterns previously held.”
– Malcolm X

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September 27, 2012

Need help with becoming a U.S. citizen?

Need help with becoming a U.S. citizen?

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August 16, 2012

Circassian Cuisine (Al Jazeera Report)

Travel– Circassian cuisine

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July 12, 2012

Growth and Decay in Michigan’s Memory Lane

This summer, I packed my four kids into my Corolla and headed for the highway going south from Boston towards Michigan, where I was born and spent my first 28 years. Returning home was a very moving experience, both uplifting and disturbing.

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July 12, 2012

The Decade of the CIVETS

A guide to the fast-rising economies of Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa

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May 31, 2012

Saving Lives, One Hash Tag at A Time

According to a report conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), UAE residents are “…seven times more likely to die in a car accident than those living in the UK.”

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May 24, 2012

Expensive Eyewear

For the person seeking refuge from the sunlight, and who has several thousands of dollars just lying around, Al Jaber Optical has a new pair of sunglasses that are certain to put a dent in your bank account.

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May 10, 2012

Baby’s Birth Leaves Parents with $1 Million Dollar Invoice

Melbourne: A couple ended up with a hospital bill of up to 1 million dollars, after they had a daughter while they were holidaying in Canada.

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March 22, 2012

A Deadly Dinner

I never understood why, at the end of every one of his shows, TV game show host Bob Barker always refrained “Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Goodbye everybody!”

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March 15, 2012

Striving for Greatness

The municipality of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, has a reputation for larger than life projects that always succeed despite obstacles and delays.

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March 1, 2012

The Race to be Slim

The race to be slim transcends race, gender and even socio-economic status.

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February 23, 2012

The Spelling Bee

The very first spelling bee was held in Birmingham, Alabama on July 17th 1876.

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February 9, 2012

Desert Dumping Grounds

“As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.” ~Ellsworth Huntington

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February 2, 2012

Egypt Entrepreneurs See New Dawn Post-Revolution

after mass protests ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak last February, Ahmed Essam resigned from his job at a well-established software company to set up a six-person venture developing applications for smart phones.

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January 19, 2012

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