A Reflection on World Refugee Day: Moria Camp, Lesvos

I asked my dear friend Izi to write a piece for World Refugee day. Izi has worked in Greece for a number of years now and she has seen the hardships that refugees and asylum seekers experience on a daily basis. After studying psychology at Exeter University and obtaining a Masters degree in Law andContinue reading “A Reflection on World Refugee Day: Moria Camp, Lesvos”

Six interesting facts you never knew about the Farsi language

The Middle East is roughly comprised of seventeen nations and includes territory in both Asia and Northern Africa. In the year of 2010 the Middle East was said to be home to more than 370 million people and is considered one of the most linguistically diverse regions in the world. Today it is estimated thatContinue reading “Six interesting facts you never knew about the Farsi language”

The Marvelous Middle East: Eight Key Facts about the Turkish Language

During the recent Covid-19 pandemic, I have had to spend a lot of time indoors. So during this time I have decided to attempt to learn the basics of the beautiful Middle Eastern Language: Turkish. I have always wanted to travel to Istanbul, especially since I learned about the Ottomans and their influence around theContinue reading “The Marvelous Middle East: Eight Key Facts about the Turkish Language”

Muscat: The beautiful Middle Eastern city that you should explore very soon!

I remeber chatting to a friend once in a coffee shop and she advised me that I should visit Oman. I listened to my friend’s advice and booked my flight to Muscat the country’s capital city. I ended up staying in Muscat for four days with friends of friends: what a wonderful experience it was!Continue reading “Muscat: The beautiful Middle Eastern city that you should explore very soon!”

A historical city full of secrets: What I learned in the beautiful city of Hebron.(ft. A beautiful Turkish baths)

Before I begin I would like to give a special word of thanks to the Al Qasrawi family and the Al Bakri family for the heartwarming welcome that I received. Hebron is a city rich in history and it is very significant to me as a Christian. I am sure that my trip would haveContinue reading “A historical city full of secrets: What I learned in the beautiful city of Hebron.(ft. A beautiful Turkish baths)”

Petra: The Beautiful, Ancient Rose City that took my breath away

The best Valentines Day I ever spent was in Petra with my sister, Ruth. I was studying Arabic abroad and my sister Ruth jumped on a plane to come and visit me in Jordan. I can still remember how excited I was to see her and how I practically jumped onto her as she enteredContinue reading “Petra: The Beautiful, Ancient Rose City that took my breath away”

It’s all French to me: the key reasons why you should start learning a foreign language today!

1. There are many cognitive benefits to learning foreign languages. The results of research conducted around the world revealed that learning a foreign language can actually benefit your brain. Learning a foreign language will help to improve the functionality of your brain and may also improve people’s thinking skills and memory abilities. Dr Thomas Bak,Continue reading “It’s all French to me: the key reasons why you should start learning a foreign language today!”

Exercising peace and gratitude during Covid-19: key things that you can do today!

Hello there, Beautiful girl! I hope that you are doing well today, especially during this time of Covid-19. I hope that you are taking care of yourself and that you have found your balance in the chaos. I hope that your family is safe and I will pray that everyone of you is protected fromContinue reading “Exercising peace and gratitude during Covid-19: key things that you can do today!”

A Beautiful Mystery: Ten Key things you should know about the Arabic Language

I have decided to write an article about Arabic, including some interesting facts and features of this beautiful Middle Eastern Language. The Arabic Language is spoken throughout the Middle East and North Africa and it is recognised as the official language of Islam and its holy text: The Qu’ran. The language is divided into twoContinue reading “A Beautiful Mystery: Ten Key things you should know about the Arabic Language”

Is it a necklace? Is it a shopping bag? No, it is the Kingdom Tower of Riyadh!

When I first moved to Riyadh and took a taxi to the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, a strangetower caught my eye. We continued to drive down Olaya street and I tried to take a picture of the interesting looking tower without much success. “Excuse me, what is the name of that tower?” I askedContinue reading “Is it a necklace? Is it a shopping bag? No, it is the Kingdom Tower of Riyadh!”