• The Traveler’s Guide to Peeing Around the World (for Guys)

    Like any self-respecting travel writer, there’s nothing I like better than visiting different countries, meeting new people, learning new languages, eating different foods, listening to aRead More
  • My visit to Byblos, Lebanon

    Sunrise was just a couple hours ago, but the sun shines as if it were noon. A cool sea-scented breeze blows from the west, moving my hair hair. I sit on a nearby rock to watch the morning show.Read More
  • Tongli and the Chinese Sex Museum

    The quaint village of Tongli dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618 -907 AD) and it became a city during the Song Dynasty. Currently, Tongli’s population adds up to some 35,000 inhabitants.Read More
  • Hamra – The Heart of West Beirut

    In many ways, Hamra, or Al Hamra is the most authentic district of Beirut, although such a multifaceted, multicultural and everchanging city, nothing is really authentic, yet everything is.Read More

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Matera, Cave Dwellers and The Passion of the Christ

From above, it is almost impossible to discern windows from doors or roofs from streets in this chaotic city that seems to climbs the hill on which it sits in an impossible, twisted and extremely beautiful way. Definitely, Matera is one of the most interesting, unusual and...
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My Machu Picchu Experience – Feeling the Energy

Not even the three cups of coca tea I had during breakfast at my hotel in Aguas Calientes could help me calm my nerves. I hadn’t slept much the night before; I could not help but think about my visit to Machu Picchu the following morning. The few times when I managed to...
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The Traveler’s Guide to Peeing Around the World (for Guys)

Like any self-respecting travel writer, there’s nothing I like better than visiting different countries, meeting new people, learning new languages, eating different foods, listening to a variety of music, or any new thing that takes me out of my comfort zone and makes me...
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Venice 101: Travel Tips for the City of Canals

Venice is undoubtedly, one of the highest items on any italophile’s travel bucket list. Venezia is, at the same time, a city and a work of art in itself. Its architectural wonders, the romantic flair of its canals, its compact-size and car-free streets make this Italian...
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A Day around Les Puces, Paris Flea Market

The Parisian winter morning was cold and gray, but inside the metro train, I could barely notice it. The PA announced the end of the line,Porte de Clignancourt. This was it, the last stop on Line 4 was my destination. Just outside the station, the surrounding area gave the...
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My visit to Byblos, Lebanon

Sunrise was just a couple hours ago, but the sun shines as if it were noon. A cool sea-scented breeze blows from the west, moving my hair hair. I sit on a nearby rock to watch the morning show. Below, not far, hundreds of small fishing boats come and go with the fish to supply...
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