Two journeys, two stories, two lives – a woman’s across time, distance, and relationships and a city’s from one-time-village to a metropolis and giant hub of trade and human activity. Like Aladdin on the magic carpet, we are afforded a bird’s eye of all that goes on in our daily lives — juxtaposed with the near-fantastic rise of a little hamlet, a one-time watering hole to a prime centre of global business and entrepreneurship. The story of one life as it cared for, tended to, and touched many lives: family, friends, and the needy. Alongside, a very personal and nuanced narrative of a megalopolis, a melting pot of cultures, a global village, an important centre in the land of black gold. Fast-paced and exuding a remarkable understanding of human emotions, our greatness of spirit and our frailties, the two lives present an engaging and poignant story deeply rooted in history and riveting to the end.