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Andalusia, Spain: Audio PostCard

Andalusia, Spain, or in the Arabic, Al Andalus, owes so much of its culture and tradition, even its language to the Moors, Arabs from North Africa who lived and enlightened this part of Europe for years. Listen to the 1-Minute Audio PostCard on Andalusia by clicking the player above. pr see the 1 minute Travel Video PostCard Read More »

Faces I loved in the Arab Middle East

Deep into the heart of the Jordanian desert, along the caravan routes. Nearby, the Desert Castles with their falcons and weathered gate keepers. A blond friend from almost another world. Yet…deep kinship developed From Drop Box all images by Wendie Hansen Ah, Butros. Gardner by day…dashing Egyptian by day too! From Drop Box From the roads in Syria, past the ... Read More »

On the Hummus Trail

From Drop Box It sounds and reads better in Arabic than English. And I know there are far better, more richly textured poems in Arabic (and English by Arabs) than this one, but apropos of our subject, on the Hummus Trail, this bit of doggerel by some anonymous Arab poet: “You can talk of your many vegetables from Morocco to ... Read More »

Faces of the Middle East

Syria, Jordan and the Middle East Travel to Syria, to Jordan and to the Middle East in general is not about Islamic Fundamentalists or terrorists. It’s about culture and history and incredibly hospitable people. It’s about about historic, sophisticated cities like Damascus in Syria, and fascinating Crusader Castles in the Syrian desert, and the ones used for falconing and hunting ... Read More »

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