Category Archives: Middle East

Getting Charged Up for Easter Island

As our lives get “simplified” by a myriad of electronic gadgets, the mechanics of international travel has become more complicated. Cell phones, tablets, e-readers, laptop computers, camera batteries and even electric toothbrushes suck up electricity like first-class flyers suck down … Continue reading

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Holy History – It’s Israel

***Some of my historical explanations are admittedly very simplified.  Follow the links or delve into some research on your own if you wish to learn more.  Also, if you’ve read any other posts, you will know that nothing is sacred when … Continue reading

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Jordan: The Country, The People, The Movie Set (Not the River)

Touching down at the Amman Airport at 10:30 pm, it’s no surprise that our Egypt Air flight from Cairo is two hours late. (Fond Memories of the Middle East – Egypt) Our guide and driver Atallah meets us at the airport … Continue reading

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Fond Memories of the Middle East – Egypt

Recent news from the Middle East and northern Africa turns my thoughts to the wonderful people we met during our trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel. I wonder if everyone is all right. For the Egyptians, I hope the change … Continue reading

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Potty Break – Know Your Commodes

Warning – this post might be offensive to some people. Bathrooms. Restrooms. Water Closets. WCs. Johns. Baños. Toilettes. Toilets. Loos. Lavatories. The Little Girls’ Room. The Can. By any name, in whatever language, these facilities have different personalities around the world … Continue reading

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Seeking the Strange

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to seek out the strange sights, places that are a bit wacky and off the beaten tourist track.  I try to find at least one per trip. The extra effort … Continue reading

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Counting Countries

Once a year I like to take inventory of where I have been and where I am going. There’s an organization called the Traveler’s Century Club. The only requirement to become a member is that you have to have traveled … Continue reading

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Far Flung is Fun!

How far can we go? I ask that question everyday when I have a minute to daydream at work. There’s a map of the world above my desk. Originally I put it there because I was sick of staring at … Continue reading

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Book ‘Em

Reasonably priced world travel is easy if you know how to do a little research, have a bit of patience and are flexible.

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