11 Things People Get WRONG About Dubai

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Hey everybody! As some of you may know, I used to live in Dubai. I lived there for the greater part of my 20s...about 7 years (2010-2017).When I meet people and they find out I lived in Dubai, one of the first questions I get is "what's it like?"I usually just say "different." Not because I want to change the subject, but because there's SO much to say that I don't want to open the floodgates…

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Americans who learned Arabic: meet Dr. Phil

https://youtu.be/uj46rN3e9Vo Hello everyone!  I am excited to introduce you to someone that I met at one of my Arabic-English Language Exchange Meetups.  His Arabic is SO impressive that I asked him to film an interview with me.  Meet Phil Hoffman, a current PhD student at UCLA. In this video, we'll talk about why he chose to learn Arabic, how he learned it, his involvement with the CIA *wink*, what he thinks of the "Al-Kitaab" method…

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Cuban Cigars 101: what we learned at the cigar masterclass in Havana

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVjcchVnf4g&feature=youtu.beHola everybody,  On my third day in Cuba I took a cigar-making class. Mind you, this was no ordinary cigar class--it was taught by a Category 9 roller, Yadira, and her colleague Yasmel (who translated for us). They both work in a cigar factory in Havana. Before making the cigars, we learned a bit of background regarding Cuban tobacco plants and the fermentation process for the leaves. The tobacco plants take about 3 months to grow…

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Snacks, Snorkeling and Santeria: My Week in Cuba

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My trip to Cuba this month was filled with "firsts." I made this video to show you a bit of what I saw and did during my week there:https://youtu.be/TzjdNG1f9gEI arrived in Havana on a Sunday night and couldn't wait to check in to my place and sleep...I actually slept 12 hours on my first night and it was amazing.I stayed at an apartment I booked through Airbnb: 155 Tejadillo in Old Havana. For places in…

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Visiting Cuba? 9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going

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https://youtu.be/Rz9d9WmpHu4I recently returned from my first trip to Cuba. I spent 5 days in Havana and one day in Varadero. Overall, I had a blast. Cuba is a very interesting, beautiful country and I'd definitely come back.However, now that my first trip is behind me,I want to give you the advice I wish I had received before traveling there. Note: I didn't go without Googling or searching about it on Youtube. I had read online about traveling…

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Neewer Ring Light Kit 18″ from Amazon – set up and experience!

So far so good! Solid product. Bad instructions. See my review below (and on youtube!) Shannon Elizabeth Maher Youtuber Hi everyone! One of my 2020 goals was to get back on Youtube and make more content for you.  One of the things that had been on my Amazon wish list for a while was this ring light w/stand.  It has a ton of great reviews, and there was a coupon for $20 off. With tax,…

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Check out our new book intro video!

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Hello! Check out our new video above! And remember, you can order our books here: https://www.lahjaty.com/product-category/books/ If you need shipping to Saudi Arabia, you can order our books from Jarir of Anaheim! Here are the links: For the textbook -- https://www.jarirbooksusa.com/70472.html For the workbook: https://www.jarirbooksusa.com/70473.html

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New Video – Our Interview with Yan Fan at Code Chrysalis!

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Hey! Super psyched to announce our newest video! I was so lucky to be in Tokyo two months ago where I met up with Yan Fan at Code Chrysalis! She shares a bit about her background, how she started her company, and some tips for aspiring entrepreneurs! Hope you enjoy it!

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