Tag Archives: Middle East

Unexpected Travel Lesson

Unexpected Travel Lesson

“Never discuss politics, religion or the Great Pumpkin.” Sage advise which I heard every year from Linus Van Pelt, when the local television station would air It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.  In my culture, we generally heed Linus’ advice.  We especially avoid talking about religion.  However, I’ve noticed that religion is more openly discussed […]

Recharge on the Red Sea Riviera: Sharm el Sheikh Holidays

Recharge on the Red Sea Riviera: Sharm el Sheikh Holidays

Paul Theroux once said, “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” Traveling, and more specifically budget traveling, can and will take its toll over extended trips.  Long lines, crowded buses, haggling with everyone you meet—this can wear one down until the idea of another day on the road seems almost unbearable, and thoughts begin to spring […]