Category: Exploring the Region

Our Desert Oasis

"The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it." - Robert Edison Fulton, Jr. ~~~ A little over a month ago, Rocket and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary! Last year we enjoyed a romantic trip to Paris, but this year plan to visit the many attractions  in the U.A.E and nearby destinations ...

Wait…Kuwait?

“50 years from now when you look back at your life, don't you wanna say you had the guts to get in the car?” - Transformers ~~~ Earlier this year, Rocket asked me: “So what do you think about Kuwait?” “Wait...Kuwait?” I thought to myself. Honestly, I didn’t know what to think about Kuwait. I ...

Exploring the Region Part 2: Muscat

"Hold on, here we go! Next stop, knowledge!" - Finding Nemo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  I’m constantly reminded that my experience in the Middle East contrasts greatly with my previous misconceptions about the region. Before I visited, news reports framed it as a volatile desert environment with limited diversity. As I sit in a cafe at Dubai Garden ...

Going to the RAK

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” –  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Exploring the Region, Part 1:   You have probably heard of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but did you know there were 5 other Emirates that collectively make up the United Arab ...