Dubai

Dubai

“The Vegas of the Middle East” I was supposed to go see a friend in Oman but unfortunately she got Covid and I was out of time to reschedule. So I tacked a few extra days onto Dubai. This turned out to be a wise decision, as it was a city of huge...
Más España

Más España

Any reasonable, sentient person who looks at Spain, comes to Spain, eats in Spain, drinks in Spain, they’re going to fall in love. Otherwise, there’s something deeply wrong with you. This is the dream of all the world.    ― Anthony Bourdain Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid...
Travel Update: A Spanish Holiday

Travel Update: A Spanish Holiday

It was a heavenly time of life When first I went to Spain, The lovely land of silver mists, The land of golden grain.. ― Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz The view from Gibralfaro Castle down into the town of Málaga, with seasonal clouds. ¡Viva Valencia! In...
Travel Update: A Southern Interlude

Travel Update: A Southern Interlude

I recall my fleeting instants in Savannah as the taste of a cup charged to the brim. ― Henry James This spring, once Covid vaccines were available, I started talking with my Dad about celebrating his 90th Birthday in person, with as many family members as we could. We...
Travel Update: A Trip to Al Hofuf

Travel Update: A Trip to Al Hofuf

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. ― Gustave Flaubert Caves, Souqs, Date Trees Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, is a one-hour train ride from Dammam. Al Qarah Rock Formation The region is known for its prolific date production. We were...
The Weather and What I Wear

The Weather and What I Wear

The ship is safest when it’s in port, but that’s not what ships were built for. ― Paulo Coelho Heat, Humidity & Sand Many people presume that all of Saudi Arabia is an arid desert. But Dammam is on the East coast of KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), across the water...