Interesting discussion lately on Twitter about a country that I truly love, Egypt, and am looking forward to visiting again and again. I had the chance to spend over a month in Dahab, one of my favorite beach towns in the world earlier this year on my second trip through […]
I was pretty lucky with my timing on my month-long respite in Dahab, in that I was here for the First Annual Dahab Festival. Like most “firsts,” there were some organizational problems, but I think all-in-all it came off well and with a bit more practice, it is going to […]
I am writing this quick post from the wonderful little beach town of Dahab, Egypt on the Red Sea, following my 2011 travel plan so far. The question I got most often before my little jaunt over here to the Middle East from everyone back home was twofold, “why go […]
First, an update on the recent weeks. I got to Lebanon about a month ago and spent two great weeks there. Then a quick week in Syria and now I am a wonderful week-long guided tour of Jordan, sponsored by the Jordan Tourism Board. The problem? Hardly any time to write.
From New-Old Check out the bottom of this picture — British graffiti in Luxor, Egypt. Kinda made me laugh a little bit.
One of the many great things about travel is putting yourself partly at the whims of kindness of strangers. Sometimes that is good. . . sometimes bad, but it is always a good fodder for entertainment. On my trip, I’ve had a large dose of good fortune and a small […]
One of the places best places that I have scuba dove yet on the planet is the Red Sea area around Dahab, Egypt. The scuba diving here is truly fabulous. All of the diving that I did was immediately off-shore — you never took a boat, you just walked into […]
The desert in Sudan was peaceful. The town of Wadi Halfi was unusual. The ferry ride from Wadi Halfi to Aswan was just annoying. In most every guidebook that I’ve read on the trip, there is a section that talks about travel considerations for women. Frankly, I’ve been amazed at […]
In Egypt, I decided to cheat on one of my travel goals. As most of you know, I decided before the trip started to get one tattoo on each of the continents I went to. On the original route, that was to be five tattoos. Since my route change, it’s now going to be six.
Sometimes you have to relearn life lessons over and over before they stick with you. Yesterday, with my good friend David Roberts (who was nice enough to come join me for about a week on my trip), we both relearned one of the classics. Always, always ask how much something […]