Category Archives: UAE

Old Car Museums in Sharjah

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In the UAE, there are seven Emirates. Each has a Ruler, it is a family thing. The rulers all share in the oil revenue. So they are all wealthy, some beyond belief. We live in the Emirate called Sharjah. Our ruler is a magnificent man. His main expenditures for his wealth are education, health and culture. Mary Ann has worked […]

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Waterworld, The Maldives

If you are  a tourist, a traveler, or just a person with a deep concern for the planet and the people on it, You should visit the Maldives, while they are still there. The Maldives are an island country and archipelago which lies in the Indian Ocean, SW of India and Sri Lanka. It has an average ground level of […]

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Cruising Tourists

Among those who use their passports, there is an ongoing endless dispute between who is a traveller and who is a tourist . I have accepted the moniker tourist. I do not stay in hostels or carry a backpack. Taking a cruise is undisputedly tourism. There are no unknowns. Yes, you wake up every morning in a different place. Yes, […]

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Yes you CAN go home again!

One of the most amazing, warm, and surprising events in all my travels over six continents, going “home” was maybe the most memorable. My wife and I were in the middle of our magical Baseball tour. We had just attended the MLB All Star game in Minneapolis. We were actually between two tours with Broach Sports Tours. Mary Ann’s college […]

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Victoria Falls, Zambia. One of the Seven Wonders of the World.

There are multiple lists of the seven wonders of the world. My favorite includes five I have visited. That leaves two for my bucket list. Victoria Falls makes just about every list you can find, and it should. The first European to see this magnificent piece of nature was David Livingstone, as in Dr. Livingston I presume. There are many […]

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Moroccan Doors and Ceilings

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My faithful readers know that I love photographing doors. Maybe it is because they do not go anywhere or act shy and do not ask for money for taking their picture. Many of the place I have been have magnificent, ornate, inviting doors. Morocco sure did. Morocco also had exquisitely ornate ceilings. The use of mosaic tiles to lift your […]

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Beers Around the World

We travel the world to see the world, meet the people, and drink their beer. Click on the first photo to open a slide show. So, do you have a beer open right now?   Please comment. Please subscribe. Please enjoy your beer!

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Zanzibar Doors and Alleys

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My long time readers remember that I am enamored by doors, windows and alleys when I travel. I always do a separate post for every site just for doors, and usually windows. In Zanzibar, they make a truly outlandish effort at having wonderful doors. They even sell little door replicas as souvenirs. Also, if you read my last two posts you […]

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Planes I have Flown on in Fifty Years of Travel

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I think I have remembered all the planes I have flown on since I started traveling in the 1960′s. That was tough. I started traveling as a child in the Midwest, then to South America, and then, well all over. Douglass The first plane I remember flying on was  a North Central Airlines DC- 3 My father worked for North […]

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2012 in Review

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WordPress does an interesting job of compiling mundane facts about blogs on their service. I thought I would share this with my readers just so you know you are not alone! I also feel like maybe you would want to see a re-post of some of my favorite photos of the year, so here goes. They are not in any particular order, […]

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