Do You Shampoo? Curry? You Can Thank Sake Dean Mahomed – On Influential Muslims#WisdomWednesday, Culture, history, Indian, Influential Muslims, inspiration, Islam, Islamic History, Travel, writing
I’m endlessly fascinated by the storied history and culture of food. If you think about it food, with all those various customs, colloquial nuances, simple and complex, erotic and understated, is truly our greatest and most intimate experience with the world around us.
On Arabic Sweets and the Middle East: KunafaAnthropology, Art, asia, Backpacking, Blogging, City Guide, Culture, Food, foodie, gastronome, Gastronomia, Gastronomy, history, Islam, Istanbul, Jordan, Middle East, recipe, Travel, travel writing, Turkey
All of these things are true… I had been in Jordan for several weeks and my love affair with Arabian sweets had reached a lofty peak. In fact, I would begin and end each day with a platter of pastries, smothered in honeys and syrups that would flood through heaps of pistachios on my plate. Then it happened… I…
Sketching Sights: Istanbul, City on the Edge (Art. Travel. Writing. Islam. Architecture)Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, asia, Backpacking, Blogging, City Guide, Culture, Europe, foodie, history, Istanbul, Middle East, Poetry, Sketching Sites, Travel, travel writing, Turkey, WatercolorAdventure, Art, artist, Asia, backpacker, Backpacking, bosphorus, bosporus, Byzantine, Byzantium, Constantinople, cruise, culture, Drawing, Europe, Hagia Sophia, History, islam, Istanbul, middle east, mosque, ottoman, painting, Poem, roman, sketching, strait of bosphorus, travel, Travel Blog, travel blogger, travel writer, travel writing, Traveling, Turkey, wanderlust, watercolor
The Bosphorus splits Istanbul in two parts. A rift in the madness of Europe and Asia, drifting between bodies of fresh and salt water cooling the heated passion of a most ancient urban jungle. The hot, hot, heat of human movement generates organized chaos as this great strait, this rift, cushions the blow, keeping this…