A Day With a Belly Dancer

A Day With a Belly Dancer

A sneak peek into a belly dancer’s day-to-day life.

Sunday. Morning. Glass of water, light breakfast, training clothes…. There is nothing better than starting the day with dancing.  I know that later I will be caught by emails, classes, performances, or other errands... But mornings are my special dance time when I can focus on polishing my own technique. I like the feeling of...

New Perspectives on Erotica, Love and Humor in Arabia

New Perspectives on Erotica, Love and Humor in Arabia

A book review

Last weekend I finally started reading “Erotica, Love and Humor in Arabia”, the new book by historian, musician, and my dear friend Dr. George Sawa. It’s a collection of translated stories and poems from ‘The Book of Songs’ by al-Isfahani, written in the 10th century. “What?!”, you would ask me, “how could a historical book about such topic be related to Arabian culture?”

Stunning results of my shopping “fiasco” in Istanbul

Stunning results of my shopping “fiasco” in Istanbul

A fun story of how my plans for shopping in Istanbul got a completely unexpected direction.

Once I got a chance to visit Istanbul with the purpose of studying dance, but I've decided to combine it with another official goal: shopping! No need to say how excited I was about...