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A podcast about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.


Summer Series - Watchtowers of Turkey by Leonardo Dalessandri

This video went viral a couple of years ago, but it is always worth revisiting.

Over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, the all passing by a great variation of colors, lights and weathers through six other cities. 

I've crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the turkish tea; and got the chance to meet the soul of Turkey, its people.. and got their smiles and their hospitality.

This is Turkey lived by me from north to south, and I hope you enjoy it. 


Summer Series - Sri Lanka

Everyone I know that have been to Sri Lanka say how beautiful it is and how friendly the people are. Considering how close it is to Dubai, I have not yet visited, but hope to do so in the near future.


Summer Series - Sicily 

If I ever go to Sicily, think I will just swim, eat, sleep. Repeat. 


Summer Series - Taiwan: You Can’t Go Home Again

“How far we all come. How far we all come away from ourselves. So far, so much between, you can never go home again. You can go home, it's good to go home, but you never really get all the way home again in your life. " -Thomas Wolfe


Summer Series - Summer Clouds over Tokyo

I've been to Tokyo twice, but never really experienced the views you see in this video. How nice it must be to stare into the sky and watch the day pass by.


Summer Series - Summer in San Francisco by Michael Winokur

Lots of fog in San Francisco.



Summer Series - Watchtower of Morocco by Leonardo Dalessandri

I've never been to Morocco. 

"Walking through the streets of Marrakech, Essaouira, Fes el Bali and Casablanca.. taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful place. I just wish my camera had shown the true beauty of Morocco."  Leonardo Dalessandri


Summer Series - UP NORTH: Adventure to the Lofoten Islands by Pierre Fromentin

This video diary by Pierre Fromentin follows his travels from France to the Lofoten Islands in Norway.



Summer Series - Summer in Iceland by Michael Zechner

If you know me well, you know that I love Iceland. I've been there twice, last time was in 2013. Time to plan a return trip soon.

This video by Michael Zechner follows his hiking trip across Iceland between July and August in 2013. The song is Fake Empire by The National.


Summer Series - Summer in Cyprus by Danny Feng

I've never thought of visiting Cyprus, despite its close vicinity to Dubai. But that has changed after I saw this video.