I was part of 500 Startups' Geeks on a Plane crew in 2012 and 2013. We traveled to Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Amman, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi to meet with leading investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, and fellow geeks and learn about business opportunities in emerging markets.
I've been blessed in my life so I volunteer with the U.S. Department of State's Techwomen Program to mentor women from the Middle East and North Africa when they come to Silicon Valley, California to work on technical projects. I have been a TechWomen mentor from its start and had the pleasure of mentoring women at Intel, Adobe, Huawei, and Carnegie Mellon University.
Even though I have been lucky enough to have generous corporate allowances when traveling on business, I often choose to eat with the locals and try their street food to see the "real" city. I founded a website because I thought there was a need for a comprehensive resource for world street food.
I am a Real Estate Investor and own homes in San Francisco and San Jose, California, as well as Alexandria, Egypt. I am interested in other investment partnerships as well.I am a Licensed Real Estate Agent and happy to help you with these important decisions.
These are photos from some of the places I have traveled to in the past year for my sabbatical, work, and fun. Hopefully there will be many more in the future!