Category: Travel

Category: Travel

Belgrade

Belgrade

I traveled  to Belgrade in February carrying the information that a first time visitor to the city would normally have ...
All in a Flash Flood

All in a Flash Flood

It’s August 2010 and I’m in a village called Domkhar Barma half way up the Domkhar Valley, western Ladakh. The ...
Looking for my Ancient Religion in Uzbekistan

Looking for my Ancient Religion in Uzbekistan

Still, I was in search of something more, something concrete, something material. Last October, I walked on the trail of ...
Old Wisdom Dies Hard

Old Wisdom Dies Hard

One day our friend Tatyana who arranges guided tours in Moscow called us to ask if we would be interested ...
Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba-vignettes from Yemen II

Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba-vignettes from Yemen II

Bilqis Here's a, sadly blurry, picture of a painting that hung in my hotel room in San'a.  Now, this may ...
Caravanserai – vignettes from Yemen

Caravanserai – vignettes from Yemen

Tower of Peace Trying to organize my generally messy life, I was working my way through some old boxes and ...
Come to my Paradise

Come to my Paradise

I was born in a little hospital located at the tallest point in Anguilla overlooking a dazzling blue sea. I ...
The Ferry

The Ferry

Whenever the brothers, Tim and Matthew got together, reminiscences from their childhood 50 to 60 years ago usually surfaced. The ...
Sinai, the Bedouin Way

Sinai, the Bedouin Way

It is unusual for Indians, especially two Indian women, to go backpacking to the Sinai. Most Indians who do visit ...
Life on the Nile

Life on the Nile

Egypt sits proudly on its 5000-year history, straddling the ancient and the modern with élan.  Eight years after the Arab Spring ...