30 Mar 2011
The clock on the wall of Luang Prabang’s northern bus terminal read 10:00 a.m.
“What time will the bus leave?” I asked the clerk.
“Bus leaves 9 o’clock,” the visibly jaded, or perhaps organically...
28 Mar 2011
I arrived in Skive, Denmark, shortly after my luggage arrived in Paris, France. The airline company politely informed me it was my fault that my bags had been put on the wrong plane, and I argued that it couldn’t possibly be my fault...
20 Mar 2011
We sat in the anteroom of the Chinese-style guesthouse, tense, returning the stony glares of the longyi garbed Burmese men with crimson stained teeth, a by-product of the incessant chewing of betel nut, evidently vogue in the Union of...
10 Mar 2011
Berlin--Beaches, ancient sites, guaranteed sun--and a tang of revolution in the air: Egypt and Tunisia are banking on their recent unrest to pull back the tourists that deserted them as the turmoil raged.
Egypt has trebled its presence...
09 Mar 2011
Despite rumors indicating Turkish travel is no longer possible, the visa to this country, one which rests at the European, Asian, Middle East nexus, is not difficult to obtain. In fact, the embassy in Cairo is open for anyone interested in...
07 Mar 2011
The pull of local political news, combined with constantly changing safety levels on the streets, may cause you to think twice before packing up for an extended vacation. Despite a great need to take a holiday, I’m often hesitant to...
22 Feb 2011
An unprecedented drop in tourism during and following the weeks of the 25 January uprising is forcing Egyptian travel agencies to offer discounted travel packages to Egypt’s major holiday destinations.
During the first couple of days...
21 Feb 2011
Living in Cairo is full of ups and downs. On the one hand, there is incomparable history and culture, and plenty of friendly neighbors--on the other, there is chaos, noise, dirt and pollution. It’s a wonderful town in which to live;...
17 Feb 2011
“Come back to Egypt” has become a unified slogan for thousands of Egyptians calling for the return of tourists and expatriates to help the country through its transition.
During the first week of the 25 January revolution...
15 Feb 2011
A sense of freedom and ownership took over the souls of many Egyptians during and after the revolution of 25 January 2011.
Many returned to Egypt to take part in this historical event that would mark their lives and many hope will change...