Baxter Jackson

Baxter Jackson is a Writing Instructor at a university in the desert oasis of Al Ain in the UAE. While living in the Middle East for the past 13 years (with stints in Egypt, Oman and the United Arab Emirates), he's been crafting unique cultural interest stories about his experiences for travel websites such as Lonely Planet, Matador Network, and local publications such as Outdoor UAE. To learn more about Baxter, check him out on YouTube and Instagram.

What you can and can’t wear in the Arab world as travelers

What it’s like to experience a genie exorcism in Oman

In Jordan, forget Lonely Planet, bring a bible

13 signs you’ve been living in Oman too long

Dispatches from Vietnam 40 years after the war

7 spots to rock climb in Oman

Where to skateboard in Cairo

Notes from an ex-alcoholic skateboarder

What you might not know about Ramadan

Arabian genies and a flying mosque

An Islamic Intervention in Zagazig

15 signs you might have been in Oman too long

Infidels Abroad: How We Were Busted On Ramadan

Useful Arabic phrases for travelers

How to: Bargain in Arabic

Veil Shopping In Cairo

Egypt’s emerging skate scene

Totalitarian tourism, because you gotta see for yourself

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