The Roman Coliseum in El Jem is a site that consistently impresses me. It was the third largest coliseum in the Roman world, and today Unesco considers it among the best preserved coliseums in the world. I recently went there with a small tour group, and walked around the entire Coliseum site. I’ve explored […]
Mansaf is unforgettable. As the country’s national dish, it is an essential experience on your Jordan tour. A heaping pile of lamb cooked in a tangy yoghurt sauce and served on a bed of rice, mansaf is truly unique. Whether you’re prepping your tastebuds before your travels, or you’ve tasted this amazing meal and […]
Several friends from the U.S. emailed me and shared with me that Petra was being featured on PBS’ Time Scanners. More specifically, a structural engineer and his team of 3D laser-scanning experts were shedding new light on the marvel of Petra’s Monastery and how it may have been constructed. You can check out the preview above or […]
“We now have to be responsible for both fellow citizens of our country and fellow citizens of the world. The question is, ‘Can we figure that out?’” Kwame Anthony Appiah.
Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian philosopher and cultural theorist. He has been extremely helpful in informing us how to move ahead in a multi-cultural world, realizing we […]
I’ve been tracking Tunisian calligraffiti artist el Seed ever since he “tagged” the Jara Mosque in Gabes, Tunisia (Video). Yes, calligraffiti not calligraphy :).
His passion for post revolution Tunisia and bringing people together through culture and art is what first caught my radar.
el Seed has a new book called ‘Lost Walls’ highlighting his work in Tunisia.
“What I […]
“What do you get when you combine two of today’s hottest travel trends?”
This week on their blog, Virtuoso, highlights the upward trend of not only family travel, but the desire for families to travel in such a way the experience enriches a person’s life and improves the way they connect with both loved ones and with the […]
In last week’s post on summer in Tunisia, I wrote about a few things to take advantage of during this unique season of the year. Though there are many positive aspects of the Tunisian summer, there are also a few challenges that are important to think about during your summer travels.
1) Extreme heat and […]
If you have traveled to a Muslim country or preparing to visit one, you either have heard the ‘Call to Prayer’ or are about to. You don’t even have to be in a Muslim country to hear the ‘Call to Prayer’. Perhaps you have heard it in the U.K. or the U.S.?
We’re often asked what is being […]
Summer has officially arrived in Tunisia. The hot Mediterranean sun is at its strongest, skies are blue, children are off from school, and weekends are spent at the beach (for those who live close enough!). Summer is a special time of year in Tunisia, just like in many countries of the world. It might […]