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Natasha Amar

Volunteer Abroad & Middle East Expert

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Natasha is a Dubai-based travel writer and photographer who likes to explore the world in cultures, cuisines, and hiking trails and write about it all on her blog . Nowadays, she can be found searching for her dream home in the remotest of small towns and learning essential life skills such as how to make the perfect gelato. She has contributed to Marriott Traveler, InterContinental Life, Hilton Explore, JetWings, and is a local expert for Forbes.

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