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Posts from the ‘Middle East’ Category

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

When I saw this week's Photo Challenge, I mistakenly believed that it'd be difficult to find an appropriate photo. I mean, who takes pictures of letters? One pass through my photo library however, and I was quickly overwhelmed by choices.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (Pyramids of Giza)

For this weekโ€™s Photo Challenge, we were spoiled with choice. The Eiffel Tower? Petra? Cristo Redentor?? What to choose? What to choose?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections (Meditation around the World)

When hubby and I traveled around the world in 2012, one of the things he wanted to try, was to meditate once a day...

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2012: Our Year of World Wonders

As I get older, the wish to feel a sense of wonder hasn't diminished. And in 2012, without realizing it, Agri and I were lucky enough to visit 5 of the 7 New Wonders of the World, as well as the Honorary candidate - and only surviving Ancient World Wonder - the Pyramid of Giza.

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Molotov Cocktails and Tear Gas: A Day Trip to Bethlehem

"He spent 2 years in jail for that drawing," E tells us, as I snap a picture of some graffiti on the wall. In graphic black paint, it depicts 2 small children picking up stones to throw, and a mother in her hijab with head covered, picking up more stones to hand to them.

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Bomb Scares and Air Raid Sirens: Traveling in Israel Amidst Escalating Military Tensions

Our border crossing from Aqaba in Jordan to Eilat in Israel goes smoothly, but as Canadians, it's still the most challenging one we've endured. I sail through pretty easily, but Agri is pulled aside and subjected to 20 minutes of questioning about our relationship, our travel plans, how we finance them and where his family lives.

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423 Metres Below Sea Level: Dead Sea Floating

Om. Floating meditation at Earth's lowest land elevation.

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