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Why You Should Learn Arabic

Thinking of learning Arabic? Not sure where to start? Confused about what dialect to learn? Let me save you some ALOT of time.  I’ve traveled  extensively in the Arab world and learned several versions of the language through immersion and university, from Egyptian to Levantine to Modern Standard—so listen up. But first, let me give […]

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Snapshot: Dubai, UAE

Snapshots are mini town/city guides for smaller places or cities I have only experienced briefly. Here’s a little snapshot of Dubai. What are one’s first impressions of Dubai? What a melting pot! I’ve never seen a city so full of non-nationals. Where are the locals? First impressions: all the guys are Indian and all the girls are Filipina. (Turns […]

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City Guide: Muscat, Oman

Muscat in a word: Evolving. Chance of Hooking up: 1 / 5 (3 for an expat) Quality of Girls: 3 / 5 Nightlife: 2.5 / 5 Smoking tolerance: 3 / 5 City guide ratings explained Costs €$£ Bachelor’s budget: $150 per day. Beer: $8.50 for a beer (usually only a bottle!). Bed: Private rooms from $50. Bud: 500 OMR […]

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The Leviathon

Every man has a leviathan – a Moby Dick – a demon that will haunt them lest they be slain. The Leviathan can take many forms. In the modern era, many a man’s leviathan comes in a more alluring form: that of the foreign wench. Every man has had a fantasy of pillaging the loins of some exotic beauty from a different […]

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Amman City Guide (Jordan)

Amman in a word: Lame. Chance of Hooking up: 1.5 / 5 Quality of Girls: 3 / 5 Nightlife: 1.5 / 5 Smoking tolerance level: 2 / 5 City guide ratings explained Costs €$£ Beer: $6 average per 330ml bottle. Bed: $30 for a private room. Bud: ? Depends on season. Board: $1 for a chicken brain sandwich. Budget other: The […]

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