The World 🌍 🌎 Seen From …

Exploring the world 🌍 🌎from different perspectives, be it:

riding

1️⃣a donkey while in Tenerife, Canary Islands 🇮🇨 – July1985

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2️⃣an elephant in Chiang Mai, Thailand 🇹🇭 – November 2007

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3️⃣a camel in Norita campsite, Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 May 2008

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sitting in:

4️⃣a carriage in Fontainebleau, France 🇫🇷 1986

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5️⃣a rickshaw in Vietnam 🇻🇳 March 2001

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6️⃣an ox cart in Madagascar 🇲🇬 May 2009

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7️⃣diving underwater in the Maldives 🇲🇻 July 2012

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8️⃣climbing up mountains in Bhutan 🇧🇹 October 2016

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9️⃣rising higher up above in a hot air balloon in Luxor, Egypt 🇪🇬 December 2016

Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Part 2

Day 2

Old Cataract & Nubian village with family & friends

While bride & father of the bride were going through last minute details, mother of the bride was dutifully entertaining the early bird guest, lovely Samira, both having fun posing for a memorable photoshoot at the Old Cataract…and then again during the cruise to the Nubian village with family & friends😍

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We were outshined by the real star we met earlier at breakfast – Jamila Bouhired – a famous Algerian militant who opposed the French colonial rule in Algeria

Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Part I

Day 1- Old Cataract & Nubian village

So, we arrived to “Awesome Aswan “ a few days before my daughter Myriam’s wedding and my dear Samouh was like: Ghina habibti I see a situation here:

-the place is spectacular

-you like photos

I know my math and I’m acting accordingly! 💡 a bee line to the hotel reception and he booked us a photographer ☺️😅

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Wonders of the World

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// Part 3 of 7 //

As of May 2018:

63 countries

6 New Wonders of the World 🌍 out of 7

I hope it’s not a pattern; Brazil has been on top of my bucket list for so long! I don’t want to visit 7 more countries before I get to see the 7th 🤔😲🤷‍♀️

The Roman Colosseum, Italy 🇮🇹 1993

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Taj Mahal, India 🇮🇳 1998

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Petra, Jordan 🇯🇴 2001

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Great Wall of China 🇨🇳 2011

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Machu Picchu, Peru 🇵🇪 2011

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Chichen Itza, Mexico 🇲🇽 2018

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The Great Pyramid of Giza Egypt 🇪🇬 photo?

Somehow I feel it belongs… I just couldn’t rule out of my “Wonders’ List” the oldest and only vestige – remarkably quasi intact – from the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World 🗺!

My Secret Lover

This is for all the good times I enjoyed with my secret lover. Yes, I’m admitting it now, I’ve had one for many many years..

This relationship only brought me extreme happiness and fond memories. I still remember how I used to furtively check the time while helping out the children with their homework; I’d steal a glance at my watch longing for our daily dates then I’d rush quickly – literally running outside 🏃‍♀ – in anticipation of the strong emotions I’d feel whenever I feast my eyes 👀 on my lover …and because being one minute late meant I’d be stood up!!

I didn’t mind this zero tolerance stance because of the flexibility I was allowed: my love never missed a date, followed me everywhere even to Lebanon 🇱🇧and didn’t mind if I was too busy to show up !

The other thing I enjoyed about my : I could be myself, I didn’t have to dress up 👗for our daily date…casual outfit, no salon visit 💅

How convenient is that!😊

How did I manage to keep this relationship going on for so long? Honestly it wasn’t arduous despite my ‘s dynamic schedule (a fluctuation range of one and a half hour plus or minus ) for I was fortunate we lived conveniently near the Corniche so I cleverly timed my routine jog according to our daily dates 😉

Our relationship came to an abrupt halt when we relocated to a new house, quite distant from the Corniche…just like that 🤷🏻‍♀️

For all those waiting for me to reveal the identity of my secret lover, sorry to disappoint, no juicy info : it’s the Sun right before it sets…

Well it must be something really out of this world to be able to compete with my hombre

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Awan Egypt 2016
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Phnom Bakheng Siem Reap Cambodia 2003
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U Bien Bridge Amarapura Myanmar 2005
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South Africa 2009
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Madagascar 2009
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Bali Indonesia 2012
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Ibiza Balearic Islands Spain 2015
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Aswan Egypt 2016
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Hawai USA 2017
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Athens Greece 2018
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Lebanon 2018