As part of my reporting assignments, I have traveled across the Middle East, to Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and I have also covered stories in London, in addition to my home country Egypt, extensively. I have seen so much, and some of my most enlightening moments were experienced under scorching sun, or amid masses of rowdy protestors or on snowy hills away from human beings and closer to nature as can be. I have traveled in Dubai, Sharjah deserts, the Eastern and Western deserts in Egypt, and these open landscapes have moved something inside of me; the endless sands have caught my heart and called me back again and again. Here, I only collect links for travel narratives, written specifically for travel and published — but not as part of news or public affairs reporting, which so far is my speciality, and whose stories can be viewed here and here. However, I may include a social feature or two, written from Beirut or Mecca or what have you, as long as “place” is one of the most significant features of the story.
Exploring why this region doesn’t write about itself
A Meditation on Travel
The “Shalateen and Back Again” Travel Package
Blog post: Difficult, Difficult, Lemon Difficult
Tales from Mecca
Stories from Beirut