Travel Matters: Connecting Across Religious Boundaries

When I travel, I travel to find answers to questions I wasn’t even asking, to learn things I didn’t know that I didn’t know. My arrival to the Middle East was quite sudden and unexpected as a result of work committee meetings but as I ended up staying here longer than expected it meant that […]

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Day Trips From Sousse:  Monastir

As you plan your Tunisia adventure, consider taking day trips from Sousse during part of your tour. There’s a wealth of sites to explore in the region. Plus, Sousse has a relaxing pace and plenty of accommodation and restaurant options, so it’s a great place to come back to after your days of exploration. Whether […]

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Kaak Warka of Zaghouan – A Taste of Heaven

After telling us about the history, Amna showed us how to make kaak warka. It starts with making a sweet,soft dough that has plenty of good quality butter. The baker rolls out the dough into paper thin sheets. Amna told us this is where the name comes from – literally “paper cake” in Arabic. The […]

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Getting In On the Celebration Travel

Like many holidays around the world, Ramadan is a celebratory season. It’s a month of fasting, but there’s also an emphasis on charitable acts, family, friends, food and fun (post-sunset)!People gather around a Tunisian meal in a home setting The iftar (called shaqan il fatr in Tunisia) is the evening meal when families break their […]

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