Hanoi

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Nepal

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Dubai ~ Abu Dhabi

  Ibn Batuta shopping mall    Exotic car showroom which doubles as the Dubai agent for Nepal Airways  The fountains at Dubai Mall – by the same guys who did Bellagio in Vegas  View from Dubai Mall  Date palm grove near the Omani border  Dunes for buggying on  Ski Dubai; slope and bobsled run in […]

Tunisia

 Residence L’Oued, Tozeur  Lunch for 5.5TD, or about $3.50 Tozeur and the 10square km palm grove fed by desert springs        Dates ready to fall!  Chott el Djerid, the largest salt pan of the Sahara with a surface area of over 7,000 km2 [otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-2]

NYC

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Istanbul

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Cuba Libra

Cuba is extremely tough to describe. For many it is the tourist enclaves that exist at the best beaches and which actively exclude everyday Cubans, providing all-inclusive resort accommodation to Canadians, Europeans, and Russians. With good roads, carefully manicured lawns, and ‘local’ handicraft stores, it is about as close to the real thing as a […]

Tourists

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” G.K. Chesterton         I know that every foreigner who comes here influences the place (just think of Mark Anthony), but there are foreigners and then there are tourists. I couldn’t figure why the only international flights I […]