The United Arab Emirates

I want to start this series by saying that this was the most magical trip I have ever been on. It is difficult to put into words, and you’ll be able to see why later on, how beautiful a place can be. There is a lot of stigma associated with the Middle East, and I will challenge it here. As a white Jewish and female traveler I heard all sorts of variations of the same negative story. FALSE. I was treated like gold, everywhere. In hotels, restaurants, stores … touristy locations and local spots. I was treated with the utmost respect. And of course, I returned this noble gesture.

It is important to note that I believe in immersing myself in the culture of the places I visit. That said, I was extremely respectful of the Arabic Culture. I kept my shoulders covered, and my outfits were below the knees – conservative. It is not required to cover up completely, but I did it on multiple occasions out of respect and due to my own curiosity. It is like a gentleman’s agreement of traveling : admire and honor another man’s culture. So here goes, enjoy.

Part 1 

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

By |2016-08-21T11:38:48+00:00November 20th, 2015|Middle East, Travel, Warm Countries, warm places|1 Comment

One Comment

  1. Danny November 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Elona, your travel experiences have made me wonder why I have not started traveling the world much earlier.

    Your blogs layout is extremely nice and clean making me want to come back for more of your wonderful travel experiences 🙂

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