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5 reasons to visit Amsterdam

There’s so much more to Amsterdam than the obvious: The Red Light District, the liberal cafés, the Tulip, the Cheese and the good looking cows.

According to me, Amsterdam is History, Beauty, Charm, Culture, Art, Freedom and Tolerance above all.

Here are 5 reasons why Amsterdam should be your next Europe destination:

1. Everybody speaks English, so language will be no problem if you don’t speak Dutch.

2. Canals: Amsterdam is known as “Venise from the North” with its 165 waterways that create what seems like 90 islands connected by 1,281 bridges. So make sure to mark a canal cruise as a top priority in your Amsterdam checklist.

3. Museums are the main tourist attraction in Amsterdam. The city has over 50 museums that attract millions of visitors each year. The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum have permanent queues in front of them, but they are worth the time you will spend in them.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Hello Blog friends, 

I lot of you always ask me where I get my books from and one of my favorite spots in Morocco would be La Fnac in Casablanca as they have a wide range of English litterature books and novels but I also enjoy doing my book shopping online and at airports. This time, I got a few books that I will be reading and reviewing throughout the next few weeks.

Today morning, I finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn which is now a major motion picture distributed by Twentieth century Fox and you guessed it right, I got the cover with the amazing Ben Affleck on it and truth be told, I now know what all the fuss is about and I have to agree that it is justified!

The story is about Nick and Amy Dunne who have been married for 5 years and on their 5th anniversary, Amy goes missing and Nick is under an immediate susppect but he definitely doesn’t help himself out with his awkward social behavior.

It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black or White

Hello Blog friends,

I hope you are all doing really well.

I have had a really, really wonderful week.

My birthday was so much fun as I spent it in Amsterdam and the autumnal weather was like food for my soul. I got to learn so many new things and meet some people who have done some incredible things in their countries and I’ve had not one, not two but three different types of cakes on my birthday!

Also, Amsterdam ended up being more than what I ever expected it to be and the way the Netherlands respects its population diverisity and defends Human rights and the environment made me dream of a MENA region and a World that tolerates all sorts of differences and lives together in harmony, peace and clean environment.

Here’s what has made this week a lovely one for me:

Waking up to cold, foggy mornings. The temperature in Amsterdam with its crisp breezes were just completely perfect for me and tea and coffee were my best friends.

Visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague and having discussion meetings with Mrs. Liliane Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and several other employees in the direction of Africa and Middle East.

Meeting some powerful leaders in the Netherlands and from around the MENA region in organisations such as: Talent to the Top Foundation, Atria and Wo=Men.

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