Archive for Category: "middle east"
When Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Maureen Dowd was sent on an assignment to Saudi Arabia, she could not resist breaking the rules. She sat in the men’s section and wore outfits that were modest–but did not meet Saudi standards. On Pink Pangea, she explains why she took these risks
During novelist Marjan Kamali’s recent trip to Iran, she discovered what it really means to be a woman there–a reality that is much more nuanced than the media portrays
When the trademark American holiday and the most beloved Jewish holiday fall on the same day, expats in Israel find themselves in a real crunch. Here are some foolproof ways for making sure you’re ready for Thanksgivukkah–because it’s now or 70,000 years from now!
As a woman traveler in the Middle East, you’re going to want to cover up–depending on the country you travel to. The modesty laws and norms greatly differ throughout the region. For example, while in Tehran, you may be fined for showing skin, you may feel comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans in Abu Dhabi. [&hellip
Roseanne Cash once said, “The key to change is to let go of fear.” Two years ago, I quit my comfy tenured teaching position, sold my car, moved all of my possessions into storage, said goodbye to my family, and boarded a plane for the United Arab Emirates. I had never been more scared in my life