Originally from Finland, Zaina has made a career as a traveling belly dancer, working in numerous countries around the Arab world and beyond. She’s now based in Thailand and still gets on a plane to belly dance in other countries on a regular basis.

In This Episode

  • Falling in love with bellydance
  • Going from full-time traveler to being based in Thailand
  • Cultural appropriation vs appreciation
  • Challenges and benefits of solo female travel in the Arab world
  • Getting started with Middle East travel
  • And so much more

Resources We Talked About

Zaina’s Links

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