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Day 11: ABC to Senwa- the day of the descent & 23 km hike

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. I got up very early from bed, even before 5 am, there was a lot of commotion outside and people talking, laughing and shouting. Once out, I saw over 30 people (some in shorts and tank tops, majority in very light clothing) warming up and stretching. As I was told by Eric & Julian from Canada, they are running down…

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Day 4: Pokhara/Nayapul to Tikhedhunga – The day of the Thousands of Stairs

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. I woke up early, or I should just say, I got bored laying in the bed sleepless too early. Maha –  my room mate – was still in bed sleeping peacefully, so I didn’t think packing would be a good idea. Had a quick shower, prayed on the balcony, and as the dawn cracked, a magnificent view started to unravel before my eyes.…

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Day 1&2: Amman to Kathmandu – The day of anticipation & bad Korean food

The group is a bunch of strangers, could not be more diverse: a medical couple in their late 50s,  a 19  year old, a single mom, a cancer survivor, a soldier, a university professor, a vet, an art director, a software programmer, an accountant, a project manager (not me), a cardiologist, a communications guy, an oil guy, a computer games girl, a psychology guy… And me! We arrive at the airport and there was an explosion of colors, sounds and smells on the spot! The…

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أفضل وأسوأ الهدايا لعيد الأم

تم الاجماع ومن مختلف الفئات العمرية والحالات الاجتماعية بأن الأفكار أدناه تعتبر من أسوأ الهدايا في عيد الأم (إذا جبت هدية من هدول، عالسريع فكر بتبريرات مناسبة)، طبعا مع ملاحظة ان الاشخاص المختلفين لديهم تفضيلات مختلفة، وما قد يكون في خانة أسوأ على هذه القائمة قد يكون في خانة أفضل ما يمكن لدى شخص معين.

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Eight Years Under Covers!

It wasn’t until recently that I noticed how self-conscious I am about my Hijab! How the fact of wearing a Hijab dictates the majority of my behaviors, most of my thoughts, and even some of my aspirations. How it impact the small as well as the big events of my life, changes the way I understand a sideway look from a half-naked mom while picking up my kid from school, makes me reconsider smiling back at people in a New York street, or get irritated…

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عروس عمان

رواية عروس عمان تكشف عن اراء وسلوكيات مجتمعية و تبعاتها حول المثلية الجنسية، العنوسة، زواج المنفعة، التحرش الجنسي، الاغتصاب، الحب بين الديانات المختلفة، الجنس ما قبل الزواج وغيرها من المحرمات المجتمعية بجرأة مقتضبة وحبكة قريبة للواقع. عروس عمان رواية جريئة تروي قصص لمجموعة من الفتيات العمانيات “العاديّات” في قالب سلس وجميل. الاسلوب السلس لفادي زغموت الذي يستعمل بعض الكلمات العاميّة أثناء الحوار بين الشخصيات اضاف بعد حقيقي للشخصيات وقربهم من القارئ. الرواية تروى على لسان الشخصيات انفسهم، حيث ان كل فصل من الرواية يروى من…

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The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

I picked up this book simply because it was by Nassim Taleb, and I wasn’t the least disappointed. Nassim’s ability to articulate things that you already think of and know (but don’t know that you know) is simply unmatched. It allows you to look at things you’ve always seen from a different new prespective that you didn’t realize you posses. The book is not narrative, but it is actually a series of sentences and “quote-like” thoughts that takes you a way. When I started reading…

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The Nook is here :)

I got my Nook I can’t believe it… it’s around 3 in the morning & I can’t put it aside and catch some sleep… I’ve had a problem with registering it (since I’m not in the US, and it’s built-in 3G SIM wouldn’t work.. But it’s very easy and great to play around with… I will post a number of posts on how to “get around” the few problems and issues about working with a Nook from outside the US, so stay tuned…

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