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Carla Powell

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Why I loved travelling through the Middle East as a solo female

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We hear about everything from war and terrorism to religious extremism and denial of woman’s rights. But, I have a different story to tell – a love story.

19/10/2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment
the backside of St Basils Basilica - heading over to Red Square - no people no cars
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Behind the Iron Curtain: remembering my 1988 trip to the USSR

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It was 1988. Russia was technically the USSR, Gorbachev was leader and there was still a suspicion of outsiders. My hotel had microphones in the ceiling and people followed me wherever I went; definitely an overwhelming feeling of being watched.

24/09/2018 / By / , , , / Post a Comment
Carla in her bedouin tent
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I loved my tour of Jordan so much that I moved in with the Bedouin

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How does one tell their dad that they want to move to a run-down, conservative, Muslim, Bedouin village located in the hot bed of world conflict, where she doesn’t speak the language or have a place to live?

05/09/2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment