25 May 2011
With the number of things to do in Paris, a quick trip to this beautiful city can be a blessing and a curse in one. With my luck, my last two trips to Paris have lasted approximately four days and I have had to pack sightseeing with...
22 May 2011
The central business district, CBD, of Melbourne is filled with all sorts of interesting cafes and bars. At first sight, it may look as if the city is plagued with corporate enterprises such as Starbucks, but by stepping off the main grid...
19 May 2011
For most people, the word Siberia brings to mind exile, forced labor, extreme cold, and vast emptiness. But for me, Siberia draws up visions of romance. Yes, it is cold and the winters are long. Yes, it makes a great natural prison. But...
17 May 2011
Although jiaozi, Chinese dumplings, are available all over China and all over the world, it is said that the best dumplings are found in the side-street restaurants of Beijing. Any non-native Chinese who has made the trek out to beautiful...
15 May 2011
It's a town where cowboy hats are still worn. To work. Where the occasional tumbleweed still rolls through downtown. Belt buckles are big. Trucks are huge. The second personal plural of "y'all" is widely used.
It is, in...
11 May 2011
The Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena may not have many upscale restaurants or cafes, but the pleasantness of a walk in the streets of its capital city of the same name makes up for it.
Qena is notable for its Upper Egyptian...
05 May 2011
The coastal city of Melbourne, Australia is filled with lively entertainment, beautiful weather and outdoorsy people. Although it was founded in the early 1800s, Melbourne has rapidly turned into a cosmopolitan city over just a few decades...
03 May 2011
One of the most fabulous things to do in Paris is eat. Equal in pleasure to drinking wine by the Seine, glimpses of Notre Dame, views of Paris from the Sacre Coeur and picnics in the grass beside the Eiffel Tower, eating a good meal tucked...
02 May 2011
A drive down the Californian coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles is worth the few hours added to your trip as you hop from one scenic destination to the other.
At approximately 240 miles, the trip will take you four to five hours. With...
26 Apr 2011
I checked into the El Bakry Koshary & Hotel with minimal luggage and a lot of skepticism.
It may have been, as I was repeatedly reassured, the most prominent hotel in Beni Suef, but that did little to ward off the bad feeling I was...