Category: Exploring the Region

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 ...