Looking out of the window of the plane as we approach Cairo I can see the sea of red brake lights all over the city. Wow I think – how many people live here again? 22 million. Looks more like 22 billion to me… After a semi-smooth landing and then paying $15 for a Visa upon arrival to customs I am ready to go. You can read more about Visa travel to Egypt here as not everyone can purchase a visa upon arrival at the airport. Thank goodness the…

Art for Freedom When I arrived in the southern region of Tunisia to a small village called Douz, something immediately struck me as odd and off balanced. As I roamed around the souc (central market area) and through the town’s center, I saw many, many men and a few children, but I did not see any women. I knew they had to be there somewhere, maybe today there was some big women’s party and that’s where I would find them – laughing, chatting, drinking tea and possibly singing…

www.onebillionrising.org It’s February 14th, 2014 and something is happening all around the world. A movement of solidarity between women, and the friends and family of these women who have made a commitment to rise for justice. And today, I have found myself in Tunisia seeking out a onebillionrising event here. After receiving a notice on Facebook from a friend, I think I now know where to go and start the journey from the city of Rades to the capital of Tunisia – Tunis. onebillionrising 2014 Tunis Arriving in…

hamam

I have been to many bath houses before- like the Korean Wi Spa in Los Angeles, or the all nude, mixed gender German saunas in Kempten. But today I had my first experience in a Hamam in Douz Tunisia which is quite different all together. Upon arrival, I am told that today is a very busy day and one of the girls in our group of three opts out as she says- “oh no, I don’t like it when it’s busy like this”. So she sits and waits…

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