Now that Memorial Day weekend is over, the summer switch has been turned on -- at least where I am in New York! It's pretty steamy outside today.
So while many Americans are in the midst of switching their caffeine fix from hot coffee to iced, countries in the Middle East that are more experienced with hot weather know that hot coffee can actually be quite refreshing. Learn about the Arabic hospitality ritual of qahwa, which I experienced after a stint of dune bashing in the desert in Oman.
And if that gets your appetite firing, learn about where to find cheap ethnic eats in another hot destination, Dubai -- and think about whether you'd dig into a dish that's literally brain food.