“They’re not going to let you in,” I told him. I was becoming sure of it. “I knew that this guy’s word wouldn’t be enough. How could that be enough? I told you.” I was starting to show signs of frustration. I was tired. I was really tired. We had been traveling nonstop for the past couple weeks, and I needed sleep.
He reassured me that everything would be fine and that I’d still go see Oman even if he couldn’t. I really didn’t want to do that.
The officer motioned for us to join him at his booth. He explained that it was nothing personal, and my husband assured him that he’s taken no offense. Well, I was, but whatever. I had to continue smiling as if this charade wasn’t bothering me at all. In actuality, I was getting downright pissed off. “This is your wife,” he asked.
“Yes,” my husband replied.
“Let me see your marriage license.” Have you ever been asked for such a document to get into a country?! 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ It’s a document that I usually NEVER travel with but just happened to pack it this time around. I handed it to the officer. He laughed with my husband about the license because it had somehow become crucial in the approval of his entering the country.
He slammed the stamp down on his passport and wrote a little note.
It says, “برفقة زوجته الامريكية,” which translates to ‘Accompanied by his American wife’. #culture#egyptian#oman#american#passport#politics#travel#traveler#traveling#travelblog#blog#blogger#storytime#privilege
🍞Today is #WorldFoodDay and it also happens to be #WorldBreadDay! And for me, the most fascinating of all traditional flatbreads is the #Egyptian#AishBaladi that has a history of more than 5000 years! Not surprising, as the ancient Egyptians were the first to use #yeast to leaven the dough!
In ancient #Egypt, Aish Baladi (literally meaning #BreadofLife) was made with #emmer, an ancestor of modern wheat.
Today, the modern version of Aish Baladi is made with 100% whole wheat flour, and is coated with wheat bran (check out the video here). It is typically served warm from the oven after a brief rest, with delicious #hummus or gravies. #EgyptianFlatBread
This is Basbousa, a gloriously moist Egyptian cake made with semolina, yogurt, coconut. The cake is soaked with a rose water sugar syrup and adorned with shiny little almonds 😍 #egyptian#baking#internationalfood#food
Join us on October 20th for Intro to Kemetic Yoga with @green_light_warrior!
Class is for all levels. Beginners welcomed.
Carlos G. Rosario, the Green Light Warrior is a Bronx local Wellness Advocate who is dedicated to raising knowledge of the self through innovative techniques in Kemetic Yoga, Journey Meditation, and Breath Work. This month we welcome The Green Light Warrior who will curate an intro workshop into the asanas of Kemetic Yoga.
Kemetic Yoga™ is the ancient Egyptian system of Yoga enlightenment based upon the practices of physical movements combined with controlled deep breathing and meditation.
Join us & rise to a higher self! 💫Saturday, October 20th 💫4:00-5:30PM