Thursday, May 5, 2016

Visit camels at Bahrain's Royal Camel Farm

photograph of a camel in Bahrain's royal camel farm blog

Just off the Janabiyah Highway there are hundreds of camels. You can find big camels, baby camels, and camels sitting, standing, eating, and rolling around in the sand trying to scratch their back or, er, hump.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Free Lentil Soup & Garlic Sauce or: How to Get Your Arabic Restaurant a 5 Star Rating

Manouche Mediterranean Grill Express Take Out sign Guelph blog

When you've lived in the Middle East almost your whole life, and you relocate to a small city where burrito and schnitzel joints abound (seriously they're all on the same street), your eyes will be trained to be on the lookout for any restaurant selling food that has flavour. So when I saw that there was a new Mediterranean grill place in town I alerted my brother as soon as possible and we went to go check it out. When we came in to get some lunch, we were offered little cups of warm lentil soup and something delicious covered in garlic sauce. Pretty good first impression I'd say.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

6 Things I Forgot to Take with Me on a Desert Camping Trip

desert camping trip Eastern Province daytime Saudi Arabia blog

Those who know me well, or if I'm being honest, those who have just introduced themselves to me, know that I have a bad memory. Bad memory + planning for a camping trip = forgetting stuff. Learn from my mistakes and remember to bring these six items!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Dos and Don'ts of finding the best Arabic food in a small city

Sometimes you have a craving that needs to be filled... with hummus. Or some other kind of Arabic dish. But if you don't live in a big city in North America or anywhere in the Middle East, it won't be easy to find. So I’ve taken it upon myself to compile a handy list to help you on your search.

Monday, November 2, 2015

How to actually help Syrian refugees

Syria to Guelph Solidarity Walk for refugees blog

Twitter is a great place. You get to interact and engage with people from all over the world, hashtags are born, and memes are shared.

Friday, October 23, 2015

10 questions for organic farming activist Dr. Vandana Shiva

Organic farming activist Dr. Vandana Shiva Guelph blog

I met Vandana Shiva in the airport. When the automatic sliding doors at the arrivals gate revealed her luggage cart and her orange sari, I half expected a beam of light to illuminate her, such is the legend that surrounds her. Of course none did because Vandana Shiva is just a human being and not a saint. But what a human being she is.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cellulite, armpit hair and stretch marks: Talking body positivity

Neon Moon lingerie non bra logo photographer Michelle Long blog

I am an unapologetic feminist and an unapologetic lover of the Middle East. So when I came across a Twitter account for a company whose founder represented both, I jumped at the chance to learn more.