Like many of my friends and relatives, I cannot celebrate Eid Al-Adha (the Islamic festival of sacrifice) away from my birthplace, a small mountainous village in Ibb governorate, Yemen. There, the Eid has a different feel as many traditional games and activities are undertaken by the villagers during Eid days. Giving one example, is our … Continue reading The Weird Tradition by Salman Ayash, Yemen
Everyone had heard about tourism destinations in Egypt, but not everyone knows that a city in Egypt called Luxor contains 1/3 rd of the world's monuments. There are also so many touristic destination that can easily compete with the best beaches in the world. You may not even believe the things there are in Egypt. … Continue reading Beautiful Egypt by Omar Shaalan, Egypt
Oum Darman souk is one of the largest markets in Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan. I had the chance to visit it and to get lost in its alleys in July of 2017 during my visit to Khartoum. My Sudanese friend Zainab was the best guide to have for such an adventure! This is … Continue reading Souk Oum Darman, Hall of Shopping by Yasmine Alice, Algeria – Photo Essay-
Last Sunday I was in Montreal. One of the main goals of my trip was to attend the Pride Parade for the first time ever! Downtown was packed! Hundreds of people came from all the nations and backgrounds, heterosexual couples from all ages and religions. There was an elderly East Asian couple standing behind me … Continue reading My first Pride Parade! by Haya Abu Malek, Syria/Canada
MOROCCO — It is through the observation of everyday Moroccan life that is full of cultural diversity, rich in terms of physiological, social and ideological differences that I was able to sharpen my gaze.