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My Search for the Perfect Nose Ring
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com   “Why are they returning your money?” Qutub asked as we parked in front of Q’ba, an Asian fusion restaurant in Connaught Place. Qutub was our driver for the day and had received a call from our hotel to inform us that the jeweler was returning our money. To commemorate our family vacation in Delhi, I wanted to purchase an authentic Indian...

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From Lucca, Italy
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I recently went to Italy for a week and was able to visit many cities within the northern part of the country, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. One day of my trip was dedicated to a tour of four of these locations (Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca). While I was there, I decided to keep a record of my observations...

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From Pisa, Italy
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I recently went to Italy for a week and was able to visit many cities within the northern part of the country, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. One day of my trip was dedicated to a tour of four of these locations (Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca). While I was there, I decided to keep a record of my...

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From San Gimignano, Italy
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I recently went to Italy for a week and was able to visit many cities within the northern part of the country, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. One day of my trip was dedicated to a tour of four of these locations (Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca). While I was there, I decided to keep a record of my...

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From Siena, Italy
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I recently went to Italy for a week and was able to visit many cities within the northern part of the country, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. One day of my trip was dedicated to a tour of four of these locations (Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca). While I was there, I decided to keep a record of my...

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VirtualMosque.com: Jumping to Conclusions
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Because I have had various opportunities to travel to many countries around the world, I have had some very interesting experiences.  Traveling as hijabi has opened my eyes to the misconceptions about Islam in different countries and cultural atmospheres. When I visited Greece for the first time a few years ago, I had recently began wearing hijab. One woman’s reaction led me to realize that...

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Childhood Lessons
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  This past September marked the beginning of my first year of university and my arrival into “adulthood.” The quotation marks are necessary because, legally, I am an adult, but my life is the same as it was at the age of seventeen years, with just a few minor changes. I do not feel like a grown-up, and I have realized that I do not...

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