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If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it's fatal
- Paul Coelho

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them — wherever you go.”

- Anthony Bourdain

Greece

Greek Streets

Be Adventurous

I've traveled to at least 22 countries and have been detained by 3 separate Middle Eastern governments.  I got stories.  I was once offered to a price for marriage (not the first time). 

A Jordanian Bedouin tribe member once offered 19 camels for my hand in marriage over a cup of Arabic coffee.  19 camels!  That's a lot.  Years later, it hit me, why 19 and not 20? What was that about?  Luckily, I declined.  Six months later, my cousin found them on eBay going for $250 a pop.  What an insult.  You gotta watch.  Especially the exchange rates.  

Pro Traveler Tip: 

As much as Middle Eastern hospitality is genuine, many marriage arrangements are made over a simple cup of coffee...without the naive non-Arabic speaking Western tourist's knowledge.  They just smile and nod their heads to be polite.  But, be careful... If you suddenly hear a big "Zalghoutta" (a high-pitched ululation tongue trill - you know - like Shakira did in the Super Bowl) you may have just gotten yourself engaged... without even knowing it!

Gotta watch, gurrrl... gotta watch...

Syria

Syria
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Some of my other Adventures

Unfortunately, I have lost a lot of pictures throughout the years so most of these are from when I was much younger and only a few countries I have been blessed to visit are represented

But, I got stories.  Enough to write another book

 

Fun Fact:  I was detained by 3 Middle Eastern Governments

Mediterranean Lifestyle

Culture & Cuisine

Life in the Mediterranean is about sharing good healthy meals together, dancing and celebrating life's best moments with your friends & family.  

It's about so much more, but at its core are healthy cuisine, a sense of togetherness in spirit, a general spirit of savoring life ... and of course, The beautiful Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Diet
 
The Mediterranean Diet is a style of cuisine shared around the over 16 countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea 
and is consistently rated as the most healthiest in the world. 
At it's core are Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Fish, Nuts, Beans, Olive Oil, Garlic, but what makes it taste so delicious,
is sharing it with friends & family

Dalel Khalil

v2tchick@dalelkhalil.com

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