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A Ukrainian Violinist in Dubai

On this episode of the Words and Bridges podcast, we’ll be talking with a Ukrainian violinist in Dubai. Our guest Olena will tell us about her start in music. She’ll also talk about her life in Dubai as an expat. Of course, we’ll have the pleasure of listening to one of her performances. Enjoy theContinue reading “A Ukrainian Violinist in Dubai”

Life in the Time of Corona- Part IV: London

Life in the Time of Corona- Part IV: London. As the coronavirus spreads, more countries are adding restrictions on public activities. However, even with these restrictions, some people aren’t taking the situation seriously. On this episode, we’ll talk with someone who lives in London and discuss the spread of coronavirus in London. She’ll tell usContinue reading “Life in the Time of Corona- Part IV: London”

Life in the Time of Corona: Part III- Barcelona

On the night of March 14, 2020, the Spanish government declared a state of emergency. This restriction is expected to last for two weeks. The hope is that it will decrease the number of coronavirus infections. In Part III of our Life in the Time of Corona series, we’ll look at how life has changedContinue reading “Life in the Time of Corona: Part III- Barcelona”

World Arabic Language Day

World Arabic Language Day Today, December 18th, is designated as World Arabic Language Day by UNESCO.  On December 18, 2010, UNESCO began to honor the role of the Arabic language around the world.   It also coincides with the date that Arabic became one of the six official languages of the United Nations (December 18,Continue reading “World Arabic Language Day”

Nizwa Fort

A Visit to Nizwa Fort A few days ago I was able to visit Nizwa Fort, which is located in the center of the older area of the city.  Around the fort is the Nizwa souq, which is known for its Friday morning goat and cattle market.  You can also buy things such as luban (frankincense), clothes,Continue reading “Nizwa Fort”

Jabrin Castle

In a previous post, I wrote about why it’s a good idea to take a staycation. If you haven’t read that post, go ahead and check it out here. Staying true to that idea, I decided to visit Jabrin Castle (also spelled Jabreen or Jibreen). Jabrin Castle is located in the Jabrin area of OmanContinue reading “Jabrin Castle”