Category Archives: UAE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

        .     When we left I was again impressed by this magnificent mosque. I hope you are as well. I owe you one more post from Zanzibar, so stay tuned. If you have not subscribed, please do so. Also, I really like comments, hint hint.

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A visit to the Future, Masdar City and Institute

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When I was young, I remember commenting aloud that in the future cars should be something people ride in, not drive. A person would just hop in, say where you want to go, then sit back and read a newspaper. People laughed at me. Today, I experienced that world, except that now a person just reads their Iphone. The future […]

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International Air Travel, My Style.

As I start packing for yet another intercontinental flight, I came to the happy realization that I am now quite good at this. I know not to take more than one pair of shoes, two pairs of jeans, and save the weight and space for a few extra pair of BVDs. In the last year I have been in five […]

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Using the Worlds Highest Urinal

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Dubai is a city of extremes. Just about everywhere you go you can find the biggest, the fastest, the tallest. My mother came to visit my wife and I last week, and we decided to be tourists in our own town. Technically we live in Sharjah, which is next door to Dubai. While being a rather sleepy town (Emirate actually) […]

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Something Better Than Democracy (?)

This is not a travel blog. But, there is no where else to express this philosophical idea that has been running around in my brain like hamster in one of those wheels. Do not suggest FaceBook. I have tried to post items of FaceBook that do not have anything to do with a mangy puppie, or what I had for […]

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Alexandria Day 2 and Stuff I Forgot.

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Day two in Alexandria was another “you’re on your own” day. This was Christmas day and we would rather have been on our own anyway. The 4 star we were in had an excellent buffet breakfast. Except that they served No Es Café instead of coffee.  We decided to walk the cornice and see where it led us. We found […]

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Egypt, Cairo, The Pyramids and My Buddy the Sphinx

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I’ll start this post at the Pyramids. In the words of Alexander the Great, Marc Anthony, Napoleon, General Montgomery and Jerry Garcia, “oh maaan”. Mary Ann, who has been here before, warned me that I would be overwhelmed and might cry.  I was so overwhelmed I had to get into an ambulance, but more on that later. Let us start […]

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A Post Just to Post

I have not written on this bloggie thingie for way too long. Mainly because we have not traveled  for like a whole month! Life on campus is better than I imagined it could be. Mary Ann is enjoying her job and the people she works with. She gets tired by Thursday (virtual Friday, the Moslem week is Sunday through Thursday) […]

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Tidbits and Teasers

I know I have not posted for a while now. I have taken some crap for that, thanks sister. OK, so we are back in Sharjah. Mary Ann is working and loving it. Now that we live on campus in our spacious apartment (condo?) she has a   71/2 minute walk to her office. Some people who live in the […]

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Random Thoughts About Nepal

Everyone should see Nepal. My bonafides for saying that are simple. I have done my share of traveling (not enough yet mind you) and a lot of that has been in back water bizarre places. I have been all over the Altiplanos of Peru and Bolivia. I have been on an island in the middle of Lake Titicaca. I’ve been […]

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