Category Archive: Culture

Landscapes – A Virtual Travel Adventure

“Adventures will change you. They’ll saturate you with a fresh view of life. They’ll take every foundation you ever stood on and shake them until they crack. Adventures will tear away layer after… Continue reading

A Taste of Kindness

I snap out of my daydream only when the plump form of an older woman in a black abaya swishes past me, stops abruptly and turns to face me. A flood of Arabic spills from her… Continue reading

Atta Allah – God’s Gift

The Arabic root for camel, jamel, is also the root for beautiful, jameel. With their long eyelashes, curious eyes, and long, slender legs, I do think camels could be considered beautiful creatures. Their… Continue reading

A Life in Monochrome

abaya  n. a full length, sleeveless outer garment worn by Arabs. < ORIGIN> mid 19th century: from Arabic ‘abãya – Oxford Dictionary of English – * * * A flock of black… Continue reading