The Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia rich in culture and history, made up of 5 main regions. As a business traveler on a tight schedule, I was limited in what I could see and do within the constraints of my job, but I did find a few hours here and there […]
Algeria is a large resource-rich country on the north coast of Africa between Morocco, Libya, and Tunisia. The Mediterranean coastline is a mix of sandy beaches, rocky shores, and sloping mountains overlooking it all. The coastal geography and scenery is much like the southern shoes of France and Italy, though of course Algeria is much […]
Qatar is a very small, but very wealthy country situated on a peninsula that juts out from Saudi Arabia into the Persian (aka Arabian) Gulf. The country has an abundance of natural gas reserves, mostly offshore. The primary export is liquefied natural gas (LNG) that is processed onshore and then loaded onto huge specialized ships […]
While visiting Pakistan, perhaps as a measure to counteract the propensity of bad press that the American media gives this country, I went out of my way to see and capture the people and places that were out of the way. No matter where I went, I was warmly greeted and made to feel honored and at […]
Although not a very likely vacation destination, nonetheless, my trip to Pakistan provided countless opportunities for a first hand exposure to life in a culture vastly different than that of the USA. For starters, it was striking to behold the diverse means of transportation that the local rural citizens used in their everyday lives. Buses, […]
As promised I’m back with more great travel from the Middle East, Saudi Arabia. I will have to say that the McDonalds in Saudi rocks it with their McArabias and I’m growing quite fond of…..camels.
This morning I wake to the sound of heavy footsteps outside my bedroom door and I am reminded, once again, that I am not in the comfort of my own home, in my own bed. Not even close. I’ve traveled to a foreign land, one that I am beginning to know so well. I’m a […]