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Facial Hair and Scarves in Turkey
Men's facial hair in Turkey makes a political or religious statement. Understand the meaning of length of mustache and beard to understand both culture. Women's scarves also have significant meaning.
Who Are The Turks?
Turks do not describe themselves as descendants of the Ottoman Empire. Turkish identity is much older than that time period in history.
Ankara, the capital of Turkey
Basic historical sketch of the region and highlights of a few of the many sites to see in the beautiful city of Ankara, Turkey.
What is the Silk Road?
A brief history of the Silk Road in relation to the Middle East.
What are Syrian women like? Tips for navigating Syrian female culture.
Islamic calligraphy is the oldest and most revered of the Islamic arts. There are different styles of Islamic calligraphy, each used for a unique and specific purpose.
Syria, the ancient land filled with stunning sites, preserved ruins, and amazingly hospitable people is a secret jewel for visitors to the Middle East. Enjoy a cup of coffee while getting a five-minute glimpse of Syrian culture.
What is Kefir?
An explanation of Kefir, and how to obtain a live supply of real Kefir grains.
The Druze are a religious group residing mainly in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. It began as an offshoot of Islam but is unique in its incorporation of Gnosticism, Christianity, Neoplatonism and other philosophies, and is most similar to the Ismaili Shi'a sect of Islam.
Cats' Middle Eastern Origins
Where did cats come from? The genesis of domesticated cats arises from the Middle East!
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