Monday, August 22nd, 2011
I just spent a week scuba diving the waters of the Red Sea. And lucky me! I had two great encounters with sharks – one with a hammerhead and one with 2 legs.
Read all about my shark sightings and watch the cool sea turtle video!
Monday, August 8th, 2011
I’ll admit it, I got pretty scared a number of times during my recent sojourn in the Middle East. But I also experienced some amazing hospitality. This is the duality that marks much of the Arab Region. Read about the source of my nervousness while visiting Jordan & Lebanon.
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Well, ballooning over Luxor’s famed Valley of the Kings sounded like a great idea…
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
Bedouin at Mt. Sinai
On my first post about Cairo, I noted the crazy surplus of cars on the Egyptian roadways….Now I know why.
Apparently, the Egyptian government spends almost $11 billion each year to subsidize gasoline and cooking fuel, making gasoline only about … read more!
Saturday, May 1st, 2010
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January 2010 – Morocco
C’mon y’all – Join me on my camel safari!
I head out to the Saraha Desert toward the Algerian border to spend the night in a desert camp. Check it out!
For … read more!
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Hand-dyed leather takes work!
Posted By Erin on April 14, 2010
January 5, 2010 – Fez Medina, Morocco
Part of the allure of the Fez medina – in my opinion one of the hottest places to shop in the world – is the local craftsmen that are creating these stunning items … read more!
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
This is not Erin – too bad!
April 7, 2010 – Sahara Desert, Morocco
Substitute sand for snow and you’ve got sandboarding! Sandboarding is a new adventure sport that originated in the northeastern Brazil. Like snowboarding, your 2 feet are strapped to a board about 5 feet long. The … read more!
Friday, March 19th, 2010
March 20, 2010 – Marin, California
I’m reading a book, Dreamers of the Day, recommended by my friend Jane. A work of fiction, the novel offers a glimpse of the supposed personalities of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Gertrude Bell, Winston Churchill, and others during the 1921 Cairo Conference… read more!
Saturday, March 13th, 2010
Sinai Desert: It’s own kind of beauty
January 23, 2010 — Sinai Desert, Egypt
I was excited to check out the Sinai. Here we were in the cradle of Judeo-Christian-Islamic civilization. I was going to get educated and get some exercise – a great day! Let’s go on a quickie … read more!
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
January 2010 –All of Egypt & Jordan (and Morocco)
Rarely have I a traveled to a country or region and absorbed so little of the language. Rats! Arabic got the best of me this trip, but I’m still fascinated by the language, especially the beautiful script. The … read more!