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    5 Authentic Places to try Local Food in Dubai

    Food in Dubai has an enormous variety. With a majority population of expats, the diversity is endless. You can find just about every kind of cuisine from around the world; Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Japanese, European, Continental, Italian, Arabic, and French to name a few. But if you’re visiting Dubai, make sure you experience local Emirati cuisine. Emirati dishes are an amalgamation and representation of the mixed culture of Dubai. The best dishes stem from the Arabic origin, and are a beloved favourite of local Dubai residents. With an array of sumptuous options available for all budgets, starting from delicious street food, the best in fine dining options and the famous Dhow cruise dinner, Dubai is known…

  • Israel,  Middle East

    7 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Israel

    I’m hoping to convince you to travel to Israel, and I know that’s a tall order. It’s often thought of as the bully of the Middle East, and it’s not spoken of kindly in the West. But as many seasoned travelers will tell you, experiencing a country first hand can help you sort through the media onslaught back home. Yes, Israel is the most controversial intersection for the world’s largest monotheistic religions, but for cultural enthusiasts, it’s an historic, anthropological, artistic and technological centre to be explored. This tiny Middle Eastern country is very close to my heart, because I grew up with an Israeli in my home. I experienced the culture,…

  • Adventure Travel,  Africa,  Middle East,  Solo Female Travel,  Travel,  Travel Inspired

    Israel, Jordan & Morocco: 3 Awesome Topdeck Tours to Book

    If you were on the blog last week, you probably saw my 5 Reasons to Book a Topdeck tours post so you’re more than familiar with why I love this company for 18-30 somethings. If you’ve always dreamed of camping with the Berbers, diving with over 1200 species in the Red Sea or partying in the Lonely Planet’s Top 10 places to party in the world (Tel Aviv!), I definitely have some options to entice you. Jordan & Israel (9 or 10 Days) Despite media rhetoric and misgivings about this part of the world, Israel is one of the most fascinating countries I’ve ever traveled through! Whether you’re a foodie, an archaeology…