ReliaVsWorld Blog

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Quarter Life Revelation

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland My socks don’t match today. My socks don’t match most days if I’m honest. I think they...

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My Miracle in the Desert

Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every...

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Yallah and Yani

Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as ‘Western Civilization,’ long before the greatness of Greece and Rome. – John Henrik Clarke   Saqqara On my trip to the Middle East at...

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Walking like an Egyptian

“Egypt is a great place for contrasts: splendid things gleam in the dust.” – Gustave Flaubert Camel ride into the Sahara Desert We arrived to Cairo at about 8am, after too many hours in...

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Holiday in the Holy Land

“Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity.” – Yehuda Amichai  Looking over Temple Mount I found myself  upon entering the Old City, on the morning of Christmas Day, via Damascus Gate,...

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The Occupation Situation

  How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty? – Bertrand Russell Graffiti on the Separation Wall As a South African, I’ve heard the word ‘Apartheid’ very often....

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Is This The Way to Almeria?

“I watched as the sky slowly turned a lighter shade of night; a hue that told me that dawn was approaching. Soon I was able to see the hilly desert terrain as we made...

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Introducing Granada

“Give him an offering, my lady, for there is no greater tragedy than that of the blind man in Granada.”  The Alhambra can always be seen from the Albaycin district The Darro river below...