petra

best bed: Movenpick Petra Resort, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Location, location, location. The Movenpick is only steps from the entrance to Petra. Why should you care? Well, the site is huge, a bit overwhelming and there is a lot to see. I loved being able to go back several…

the cover of the 2019 edition of obelisque magazine

marie khouri in obelisque magazine…my article

Marie Khouri, from Cairo to Canada. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to write about Marie for the leading Egyptian lifestyle magazine Obelisque. Here is my article. I hope you enjoy it. A tiny woman making huge art, Marie Khouri is a…

still standing, baalbek

go go go to baalbek!

If Baalbek isn’t on your bucket list, it should be.  This site has been wowing tourists, pilgrims and explorers for thousands of years. What one sees today is largely Roman. But the area has been inhabited since about 9000 BC.…

overlooking the treasury

my favourite things: PETRA

Petra is on everyone’s bucket list for a reason. No matter how many times you have seen the Treasury, Petra’s most famous image, in movies or guide books, nothing prepares you for the first breathtaking moment you lay eyes on the…

one of magnificent new kingdom statues at the egyptian museum

5 things to do in cairo that aren’t the pyramids

Cairo is big. The largest city in the middle east. 10 - 20 million people depending on who you ask. Yet most tourists only stay here 2 days. 3 days tops. Huge mistake. Cairo is like an onion. Once you…

beirut

beirut baby!

“Hi, kifak, ca va?” One phrase says it all. English, Arabic and French. Hi! How are you? Fine!…. the quintessential Beirut expression. The perfect symbol of this multi-cultural city. The Paris of the Middle East has had some pretty major…