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Why You Should Learn Arabic

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: Jerusalem (Israel/Palestine)

Snapshot: Jerusalem (Israel/Palestine)

Snapshots are mini town/city guides for smaller places or cities I have only experienced briefly. Here’s a little snapshot of Jeruslaem. What are one’s first impressions of Jerusalem? The old city in East Jerusalem is one of the nicest places I’ve ever visited. Within its walls, markets burst with life and each quarter (Muslim, Jewish, Christian & Armenian) […]

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Debriefing: The Siege of the Levant

I’ve gotten a lot of interest about my latest Siege, considering I’ve been pretty much off the radar the last fortnight.  So I’ll debrief you guys…  Where were you? The Levant: an area that, historically, roughly corresponds to greater Syria. In the modern day, it encompasses: Lebanon Syria Jordan Palestine Israel Who were the crew? At […]

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