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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: Dubai, UAE

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

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

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 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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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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Damascus City Guide (Syria)

Damascus City Guide (Syria)

Damascus in a word: Volatile. Chance of Hooking up: 2 / 5 Quality of Girls: 3.75 / 5 Nightlife: 1.5 / 5 Smoking tolerance level: 2 / 5 City guide ratings explained Costs €$£ Beer: $4 average per 330ml bottle. Bed: $20 for a private room. Bud: $5 per gram. Board: $1 or less for a yummy falafel sub. Budget other: Old town is […]

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Beirut City Guide (Lebanon)

Beirut City Guide (Lebanon)

Beirut in a word: Fine. Chance of Hooking up: 3 / 5 Quality of Girls: 3.5 / 5 Nightlife: 3.75 / 5 Smoking tolerance level: 2.5 / 5 City guide ratings explained Costs €$£ Beer: $5 average per 330ml bottle. Bed: $40 for cheapest private room. $12 per dorm. Bud: $5 per gram. Board: $3.50 for a killer street hot dog. […]

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