Archive for Category: "africa"
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But how many pictures must one see to feel the sensation of standing atop of one of the world’s tallest dunes while looking out at a sun-drenched sea of blood-red sand
If I were given a dollar every time a woman told me that she was too scared to travel to Morocco or the Middle East/North Africa region (MENA) alone (or even with female company), I could finance another month-long trip to Morocco. This attitude saddens me so much, because I know firsthand how much these women are missing out on.
A few days ago, when the sun began to set and the temperature dipped below 100 degrees, I decided to take a break from sitting in front of the fan and mustered my energy to step outside for a run. I figured that with the increasingly sedentary lifestyle I was beginning to acquire as a result of the soaring temperatures, a bit of physical activity would probably do me good.
Life happens with divine timing and if we truly pay attention to all the synchronicities, we shall notice that we are always being guided and supported. As a young child, I had a fascination for travel. Egypt was one of the many places that seemed to call me and intrigue me. I wondered if someday I would be able to visit this sacred land and sure enough, in the divine timing of life, I did
Two years after the Arab Spring, I traveled to Egypt with my partner Rick Steves. Ten days gave us ample opportunity to learn quite a bit about this beautiful and troubled, post-revolution country. Since that trip, the political and social scene in Egypt has changed drastically once more. My friends over there (both men and women) hold tight to their hope for positive outcomes