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A Brief Tour of Al Balad, the Historic Center of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Although I was quite looking forward to visiting Al Balad, the historic section of Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, I was already slightly disappointed before my first visit.  Due to various reasons which I will not delve into here  (for starters, check … Continue reading

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Northwestern Chinese Edibles in Ürümqi (حلال‎ , fo’ sho’)

A visit to Ürümqi (a city in Xinjiang, in northwestern China) was supposed to be a sort of homecoming  (Link thanks to china.notspecial.org-that site and this blog post oughta be fun for the Great Firewall).  Er, to clarify, many of … Continue reading

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