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Latest Stories (18)

The Cultures of the Future

by Meaw
Mar 14, 2008
I will have to learn how to ski one day. Just to know if I could have lied when the woman at the ski Dubai counter asked me if I knew how to ski. I...

Unlucky Thirteen

by Meaw
Mar 14, 2008
We took a few hours off to go to the beach today. Jumeirah Beach Park costs just 5 dirhams to get in (less than $1.50), and it's beautiful. The...

The Soul of the Future

by Meaw
Mar 11, 2008
This room has fluorescent lights, white and blue tiles on the walls. This room doesn't have a whole lot of light. If I had to guess I'd say I am in...

From Cairo to Dubai

by Meaw
Mar 10, 2008
To go from Cairo to Dubai is to go from the horizontal to the vertical. The Arab sky replaces the Arab street. Skyscrapers go up like flags on a...

A nice place to visit but . . .

by Meaw
Mar 10, 2008
Dubai is one of the most successful cities on the planet: brave, ambitious experimental, safe, tolerant, peace-loving and prosperous. I hated it....

It's the Holiday Inn Express, next to Knowledge Village.

by Meaw
Mar 10, 2008
First of all, greetings from Dubai. If you've never been here, if you have, or even if you don't think you'll ever come, this is a place you ought...

Cab Driver Econ

by Meaw
Mar 10, 2008
If you don't have a car in Dubai, you can spend half your life in a cab. So I've gotten to know a few drivers since I arrived last week. Most come...

Cairo hits you in the gut

by Meaw
Mar 7, 2008
Cairo hits you in the gut. The city selfishly takes control of all your senses. Sometimes, you'll just want to hide. It is the Arab Street -- in...

From Cairo, with a smile...

by Meaw
Mar 7, 2008
The thing I'll remember most about my trip to Egypt is definitely the people. Egyptians are perhaps the warmest, friendliest folks I've ever met....

Eating and Drinking in Egypt

by Meaw
Mar 6, 2008
I wasn't sure what to expect in Egypt for meals or adult beverages. I'll start with the food. I haven't had a bad meal here yet. I was warned to...

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