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Cultural Differences

June 6, 2014

My body was completely exhausted this morning. Because of trying to make calls back home and connect to the internet before bed, I had been staying up way later than I should have and was only getting about 5 hours of sleep every night. 949 more words


The Rose City

June 5, 2014

Our day in Petra started early in the morning with a beautiful sunrise over the cliffs. From the hotel balcony we could see the hazy, dusty sky lit up by the hot Jordanian sun.


The Itsy Bitsy Spider

June 4, 2014

The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was open the windows and go out onto the balcony. The view was so breathtaking I almost couldn’t believe it was real. 1,002 more words


Magazine Review For Travel Inspiration: Brownbook

YES! You know that moment when you find something, and it just lights a fire in you to explore someplace new? I found that feeling, and more, in a magazine I came across in Dubai’s airport: Brownbook.


Five Years In the Middle East

The great recession didn’t hit Arizona, really, until spring 2009.  That was when everyone hit the panic button. Jobs were relatively scarce that year, let alone in education, and some 500,000 people would leave the state in the coming years.   1,679 more words

Life In The Middle East

Defining Normalcy in Kafr Qaddum

            Between shifts of work, dinner parties, watching TV with other expats and planning a trip to Egypt – simple on a Canadian passport – there were always protests. 1,434 more words