Like Mark Twain in ‘Innocents Abroad’, we went to the Holy Sepulchre

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2019


  So, like Mark Twain in ‘Innocents Abroad’, we went to the Holy Sepulchre …

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Donna Leon’s ‘Acqua Alta’ paints a pretty good picture of high waters in Venice

by Rashmee

Posted on November 13, 2019


I was at work today when I read about Venice under water, its walkable streets …

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Thomas Cook found the age of Empire easier than the age of Expedia

by Rashmee

Posted on September 23, 2019 / Quartz


Today, the head of the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority tried to put the collapse of …

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Toothrism and Albania. Heard the one about gnashers and Enver Hoxha?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 3, 2019


High times for Albania have nothing to do with its legendary marijuana trade. It was …

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Read between the lines of Orwell’s essay Marrakech. It remains relevant

by Rashmee

Posted on June 25, 2019


The Arablit blog and its companion BULAQ podcast, both which cast a keen eye …

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Missionary John Chau’s death shows that colonialist ideas of indigenous peoples are still with us

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Posted on November 28, 2018 / The National


There are startling echoes of Somerset Maugham’s 1921 short story “Rain” in the recent death …

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Kairouan has magic and mystery and it’s on the map

by Rashmee

Posted on November 18, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


KAIROUAN, Tunisia — Tunisians boast that Kairouan, a couple of hours south by car from …

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Tozeur, lush and bountiful oasis in southern Tunisia

by Rashmee

Posted on June 2, 2018


Tozeur is a lush and bountiful oasis dotted with “palmeries” as they call them here. …

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Tozeur in southern Tunisia wears its storied history fairly lightly

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2018


    Aboul-Qacem Echebbi, the 20th century poet whose style is admired throughout the Arab …

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Tunisia: ‘Menu Ramadanesque’ and other delights

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2018


Ahead of iftar, when the day’s fast ends during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK