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19 02, 2015

Top 7 Sand Beaches in the World

By | February 19th, 2015|Categories: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia|Tags: |

A beautiful sandy beach with the soothing sound of waves breaking on the shore is at the top of the list of many people’s requirements when planning their summer holiday. This list brings together some of the most idyllic spots in the world for feeling soft and warm sand in between your toes. There’s something [...]

10 09, 2013

Mini me is off to Whimderlust!

By | September 10th, 2013|Categories: Europe, Israel, Mykonos|Tags: |

What is this term "Whimderlust" I refer to? Out of all the travel jargons, this is a first I've heard this too. My baby sister invented that word a few days ago for her blog, creating a fusion between traveling on a "Whim" & "Wanderlust". Hey, who knows if it'll end up on the Webster [...]

17 03, 2012

Nowruz Celebration Film with Sedighi Family

By | March 17th, 2012|Categories: Iran|Tags: , |

Spread of our Iranian New Year (Nowruz) Food at the Sedighi's in Aliso Viejo, California Happy Nowruz my friends! In other words, "Happy Iranian (or Persian) New Year!" I made a "Nowruz Celebration Film" in my Documentary Filmmaking class at UCLA that I wanted to share. "Nowruz" is the Farsi term which means [...]

23 02, 2012

Healthy, Vegan Afghan Food:: Spinach Bolani

By | February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Afghanistan, Los Angeles|Tags: |

          Oh my. What a discovery today! I parked my car at Westwood Village for a quick errand to Verizon for my Blackberry. I glanced out to the street and realized that Farmers Market was going on. I strolled out through the crowds of UCLA students and noticed the Middle-eastern stand [...]

9 02, 2012

Live Fast, die Young..

By | February 9th, 2012|Categories: Europe, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

Bad Girls do it Well.                     I'm rocking out to M.I.A's latest hit "Bad Girls". Catchy beat & a visually exotic music video filmed in Morocco, the #1 country currently on my To-Travel list. Her latest controversy was her middle-finger at the Superbowl half-time performance with Madonna [...]

24 01, 2012

Bravo’s new show: “Shahs of Sunset”

By | January 24th, 2012|Categories: Iran, Israel, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , , |

I'm sitting here in "Tehrangeles" watching the newest reality show, "Shahs of Sunset". Westwood is the home of UCLA & the largest Persian population outside of Iran. How convenient as I nibble on 'Sangak' (a wheat-sourdough flat bread known to be Iran's national bread) dipped in 'Maast-o Moussir' (yogurt with shallots) and Ghormeh Sabzi. My [...]

26 10, 2010

Music & Imagination taking me back to the Middle East:: Rant.

By | October 26th, 2010|Categories: Middle East|Tags: |

I stumbled across this music video while listening to other Sarah Brightman classics "Phantom of the Opera", "Its a beautiful day" and "Time to Say goodbye". I am absolutely mesmerized by the beauty of this music video & am instantly transported through my imagination back to the Middle East. The mystique in her astonishing opera [...]

9 06, 2010

Our Crazy Bedouin Experience in Israel

By | June 9th, 2010|Categories: Israel|

Who are the Bedouin people? They are known as a small population of nomadic Arabs who have been wanderers of the desert. They stick with their tribal traditions, are strict Muslims who have traditionally roamed the desert. In modern times, they tend to stay within two locations through the year, dependent on weather. They are [...]

30 05, 2010

Istanbul to Celcuk

By | May 30th, 2010|Categories: Turkey|

At 9 pm we board the overnight bus to Celcuk in Izmir, south west of Isntabul. The bus was filled with about 20 American college students which sandwiched us in the front and some local Turks behind us.. both parties would NOT shut up throughout the night! The seats werent that comfortable and with their non-sense [...]

26 05, 2010

Party in Taksim Square (Beyoglu)

By | May 26th, 2010|Categories: Turkey|

After some hookah & gettıng to know one another among our group upstaırs - 2 brothers ( Seyıt 26 & brother 36) who are almost done openıng a hotel down the street also called Second Home but more suıte style for students. Also a hostel worker named Hakan who theyre good frıends wıth.. and a [...]