The Traveling Taps Category

airplane timelines } kuwait to beirut, beirut to kuwait and all in between

My family and I spent a lovely week in Beirut and the Lebanese mountains for my sister Yasmine’s wedding. I’ll share some moments here.

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three days in nayland } cobblers cottage

This is my fourth visit to one of my beloved Grove Cottages. This time: Cobblers Cottage. My companions are my sister-in-law Jana, her baby bump (my nephew) and, of course, Eve. The cottage is breath-taking and as always exceeds my expectations. I still can’t believe how generous people are with sharing these lovely ‘homes’. 

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UK days } part IV

I’m posting the rest of my September/October ‘UK days’ retrospectively, as my laptop went wonky after only a week in London. I’m back in Kuwait now, recovering from my very long trip, getting back into the hang of things.

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UK days } part II

It’s been a busy few days since my sister and I arrived in London on September 10. You may notice that there isn’t a Part I to this, and that’s because I started this trip’s log with an Airplane Timelines post. I have very confused organizational methods.

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the traveling tap 6

Last Sunday I decided that I wanted to create a sixth Traveling Tap for my upcoming Nuqat Conference talk in November. I made this decision at the eleventh hour since I’m traveling tomorrow to the UK for a month, and wanted to take it with me. I haven’t packed, am completely exhausted, and have so much housework left […]

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the traveling tap 4 } exit 293, kuwait

Last weekend my sister and I were invited to a ‘Kuwaiti’ party at our friend H’s beach house by the Saudi border. It was the equivalent of a toga party, but instead of Roman garb, the dress code was dishdashas for the men and dara’at (women’s robes) for the ladies. Folkloric singer Ismail Karam and his troop provided the […]

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the traveling tap 4 } the pantiles } leatherhead, surrey

On a freezing morning in January, Roxie and I took my fourth Traveling Tap out for a walk around my brother’s new home in Leatherhead, Surrey. As always, I put her through the wringer. And as always, she obliged. Click here for more of her adventures.

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the traveling tap four } current location } beirut, lebanon

So this is what happens when there are multiple custodians of the tapestry. I get a deluge of very similar posts. However. Each and every one is special because I know how much work goes into taking one of these shots. So I’d like to thank one mother, two aunties, and two cousins for taking […]

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the traveling tap 4 } current location } san francisco

Below are a couple more shots from Ayesha. She took those on a previous trip to Dallas. I just forgot to post them!

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the traveling tap 4 } current location } oxford, england

Ayesha’s comment on her Christ Church photo: ‘Hanging about right outside Harry Potter’s dining hall! (Had to quickly run away as the security guards were coming!!).’ She then added, ‘Wish I had a pic of what followed-me totally entangled in the tapestry in a rush to hide from the guard!’

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the traveling tap three } jerusalem

These were taken by a non-Instagrammer, Ameer Qaimari. My biggest thanks to you for getting this tapestry to Jerusalem. And another big thanks to Ala Younis for not only acting as the go-between but editing these photos to a square format! Click for Traveling Tap Traveling Tap 2 Traveling Tap 3 Traveling Tap 4 Traveling […]

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the traveling tap } current location } new jersey & new york

I want to thank @hobarticus for taking such good care of this tapestry. She’s in one of my favorite parts of the world: the US East Coast. Check out her previous travels here.

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the traveling tap 2 } current location } sri lanka

Thank you Instagrammers @alexklimcom and @jharbor for joining the ranks of other Tap 2 custodians! Check out where this lucky tapestry has been by clicking on The Traveling Tap 2. For her sister tapestries click on The Traveling Tap, The Traveling Tap 3, The Traveling Tap 4 and The Traveling Tap 5.

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the traveling tap 2 } current location } doha, qatar

This tapestry is in Doha at the moment, being taken care of by one of my best friends, Maysaa Almumin. To locate the other four tapestries and where they are and have been, click on tapestry 1, tapestry 3, tapestry 4 or tapestry 5. And if you’re interested in taking care of one of these […]

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the traveling tap } current location } barcelona

AJ, AJ, AJ. He just took the tap experience up a few notches. He and his partner in crime Carles (one shoots, the other hones) keep outdoing themselves with every photo. Funny thing is, I was in public every time I saw one of their posts. The first two times my jaw dropped (not literally […]

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the traveling tap } current location } london

If you’re wondering about TheTravelingTap series, you can read about it here. It would be so cool if you could take part. So far I have four in circulation: one is in Goa, one is in Beirut, and one is in California. This one is in London, soon on her way to Barcelona. If only I […]

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