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London Love

There is a door in London that I can easily say, without a doubt, is my favorite. It stops you in the middle of whatever it is you…

July 5, 2012
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Colors of the desert

We recently visited the animal markets in Al Ain with some friends. During our brief walk around the camel area, we made some new friends from Afghanistan The…

May 28, 2012
Travel

The grass is always greener

As wonderful as Abu Dhabi is, it is not green. Yes, there are palm trees everywhere, and often you will see beautiful parks filled with grass. There is…

March 29, 2012
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Marveled by Muscat

There was no denying how green it was – it sparkled almost like the Emerald City. And then we saw the blues that ran from the depths of…

January 19, 2012
Travel

Simply Doha

I had no expectations for Doha – we simply went because it was close, easy (and truth be told inexpensive) to get to, and the Museum of Islamic…

December 12, 2011
Travel

Date Festival

We were not quite sure what to expect at the Emirates International Date Palm Festival. Sure, perhaps there would be a bunch of dates, and information on the…

November 25, 2011
Life / Travel

A few of my favorite things

I recently finished a great book about a man’s journey from Cape Town to Cairo. Like the Middle East, I have an interest, which borders on obsession, with…

September 10, 2011
Travel

Villa Fever

Back at home (Boston, MA USA) we call it Cabin Fever in the winter time. The temperatures dip well below freezing and with the chill, few people really…

August 15, 2011