culture vulture

culture vulture, Destination Guides

Night Treasure at Petra

Night Treasure at Petra

I’m in a womb, with three hundred siblings. It’s dim, warm, quiet. All I can hear is the rebab, as its melancholy wail reverberates off the walls surrounding us, and the occasional murmur of one of my twins. I can see just the golden pinpoints on the cool sandy floor, […]

April 16, 2012 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, culture vulture, Expat Ponderings

Arabesque – How Islam affects an Expat

Arabesque – How Islam affects an Expat

I posted towards the end of last year regarding what expats might miss or not miss when they move to the UAE. There’s another post I need to do – what I would miss about the UAE were I to move back. One of the things I will miss most, […]

February 7, 2012 ×

culture vulture, Destination Guides

Full Moon Drumming

Full Moon Drumming

That’s my drum. I’ve been looking forward to this. My moment in the desert in the dark, beating something senseless for no good reason other than for the sake of rhythm. It’s one of the only drums left – all those before the stage have been taken already, and I’m […]

December 12, 2011 ×