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The Complete Checklist for Moving to a New Country

via Pexels 1) Do your research The first step in moving to a new country is doing your research. You’ll need to find out everything you can about your destination, from the cost of living and housing situation to the climate and what the locals are like. Once you have a good understanding of what …

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Kohls Makeup: Kohl Eyeliner (كحل‎) and the Evil Eye (عين الحسود‎)

Many women in the Middle East are known for their exotic beauty. Almost all of them looked beautiful to me! Actually, it was difficult to figure out if they were beautiful or not, based strictly on their eyes.  However, it is understandable that they would use any form of Kohl eyeliner to deepen the mystery about …

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Petra, Jordan: The ‘Tale as Old as Time’

Truly we all have wondered what it would be like to travel to an Arabian country after watching Disney’s Aladdin, a tale from the book One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights,  كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة)  and the joys of a camel ride in the desert! Indiana Jones also sparked my interest in Indian Jones …

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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Petra Jordan by Night

Petra, Jordan By Night – A Practical Guide Petra by night is an after-dark, guided excursion down the Siq to the Treasury in Jordan’s famous carved city. It gets mixed reviews on the travel forums and Tripadvisor about whether or not it is worth it to go while visiting Jordan. I thought it was an …

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Old City Jerusalem: Israel And The Dance of Death

There is no place on earth more important to the religions of the world than Jerusalem the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is made up of several key sites to many religions, such as the Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall for the Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for the Christians and the Dome of the Rock …

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Postcards to a Little Boy : Holocaust Memorial

  As I enter the Holocaust Memorial, an Israel Museum in Jerusalem, I am overwhelmed with it as a space. The Israel Museum has a well-thought-out architecture that leads you down the path of the Jews during the holocaust, which is a horrific time in our world’s history. The triangular-shaped Holocaust Memorial is made of …

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